Happy Passover!


Since 1979, JFS has been welcoming the stranger; helping refugees, immigrants and asylees overcome the challenges they face when building a life in the United States.

As we celebrate Passover, we are thankful for the many donors, volunteers and partners that support JFS in making a difference in the lives of these new Americans.

Join us at the annual Seize the Dream gala on May 9th to learn more about JFS’s work with immigrants and the many ways JFS stands up for those left behind.




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Part Time Job: Fee for Service Geriatric Care Manager

JFS_alliesinaging_colorSeeking per diem Geriatric Care Managers to work with growing Metrowest geriatric care management practice– LICSW or CCM preferred but not required; Applicant should have the following qualifications:

  • MSW, RN, or OT degree preferred
  • 3 to 5 years’ experience in this field or a related field
  • Strong oral and written skills
  • Ability to pay attention to detail
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to use computer
  • Ability to drive and have access to a car
  • Flexible schedule, occasional evening and weekend hours may be required to accommodate client needs

Provide in-home assessments of clients’ medical, psychosocial, physical and emotional needs.  Develop, implement and monitor care plans. Advocate for clients across care settings.

Salary commensurate with experience.

To inquire, send resume and cover letter to Help4elders@jfsmw.org

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Lunch and Learn, April 10, 2018 in Natick

HA L&L 41018

Space is Limited – Register Today!

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JFS Celebrates Grant from Sanofi Genzyme for Patient Navigator Program

Lino and Chase at Sanofi

JFS COO Lino Covarrubias with Board Member Chase Carpenter

Honored to join JFS board member Chase Carpenter at Sanofi Genzyme’s artistic HQ in Cambridge to celebrate our grant from them for our Patient Navigator Program.

JFS thanks Sanofi Genzyme for their commitment to our community in need!

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Passover Volunteer Opportunity for Families with Children


Sunday, March 25, 2018, 12:30pm
JFS of Metrowest
475 Franklin Street, Suite 101, Framingham, MA 01702


girlandelderJFS of Metrowest invites you and your children to visit an isolated Jewish elder and share the joy of the holidays through the new Kesher-Y.O.U. (Connecting Young and Old United) program, a pilot program funded by CJP’s Metrowest Jewish Community Fund.

This program is for families with children who would like to do a mitzvah (good deed) as part of their Jewish holiday celebrations.

JFS works with many Jewish seniors in our community. Some of these seniors are alone. Their families may live far away. They welcome the opportunity to connect with you and your family when you visit them to share the traditions of the season.


The program includes 4 sessions scheduled from December 2017 through March 2018 to celebrate Hanukkah, Tu B’Shevat, Purim and Passover.

Each session includes:

  • A 45-minute program that includes information about Friendly Visiting, a child-friendly holiday craft project and snacks.  Families prepare a gift for the elder and receive a special book to share with children titled “My First Friendly Visiting Book”.
  • The short drive between JFS and the elder’s home is just long enough to talk prepare your children to have a successful and enjoyable visit.
  • Once at the elder’s home, families will deliver the gift bag and share the traditions of the holiday. Visits are expected to last about a half an hour.

With its focus on traditional values of tzedakah (acts of charitable giving) gemilut hasidim (deeds of loving kindness) and tikkun olam (the imperative to make the world a better place), Kesher-Y.O.U. makes it possible for you and your family to do meaningful community service together as a family.


Sign up by Friday March 16th to participate in session #4 – visit a Jewish elder and celebrate Passover on Sunday March 25th!

This program will begin at 12:30pm at JFS of Metrowest, 475 Franklin Street, Suite 101, Framingham, MA 01702.

*Please note that an adult from each family will be asked to enroll as a JFS volunteer (includes online application, plus a CORI and RMV background check.)

Contact Abrielle Salloway, LCSW,
Friendly Visitor Program Coordinator 508 875-3100 x360
or Candice Sullivan 508 875-3100 x350

Interested? Register online at:




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Pop Up Shop Helps 150 Individuals!

On Tuesday February 27th the JFS of Metrowest Children’s Clothing Closet held a Pop Up Shop for economically challenged families located in the Framingham area.The Pop Up Shop took place at Fuller Middle School during the Framingham Adult ESL Plus Program. Clothing collected from the CJP Women’s Philanthropy event , chaired by Laurie Gliklich and Jennifer Drucker, was on display for parents of elementary school aged children to “shop” for. Of the 1,400 items, donated by the CJP Women’s Philanthropy event,approximately 1,000 items were distributed to 150 individuals! Volunteers at the Pop Up Shop helped individuals select clothing for their children,  Laurie said , “Helping families select clothes was incredibly rewarding. The best moment was watching a young girl light up at the thought of wearing her brand new, purple mittens.  It was an inspiring evening with a fabulous community”. JFS would like to thank all of volunteers and individuals who helped to make this event possible!




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The Max Michelson Humanitarian Award

Andy Tarsy

Andrew Tarsy

Jewish Family Service (JFS) of Metrowest is proud to announce that Andrew (Andy) Tarsy will be awarded the inaugural
Max Michelson Humanitarian Award on May 9, 2018
at JFS’s gala, Seize the Dream.

Max Michelson was mentor, friend, teacher, guiding light to so many of us.

Max-Holocaust survivor, co-founder of JFS, community leader- provided wisdom and hope.

Max inspired each of us to be better, do better, never make excuses, always move forward.

2-Max Michelson

Max Michelson

He transformed a story of pain and torment into a commitment to justice, to ending pain and suffering and to defending the powerless.

Andy’s strong convictions and uncompromising humanitarian moral compass are a perfect match to the ideals and values of Max Michelson.

Andy is deeply engaged in JFS’s work with refugees and immigrants. Andy consistently supports and vigorously defends people in need. He repeatedly comes to the defense of people when he thought they were being mistreated and harmed, in speaking out about, writing and lecturing about the Armenian Genocide and the Holocaust. He continues to build bridges between the Jewish community and the African American community.

Andy has been personal advisor to the JFS CEO throughout the development of the powerful JFS Syrian Refugee Humanitarian Project. He has been the keynote speaker at the JFS Annual meeting speaking about the “Transformative Power of Volunteerism”. And Andy and his son currently volunteer within the JFS Children’s Backpack and school supply project. Macro, strategic and hands-on—that’s our incredible Andy.

JFS is privileged to honor Andrew Tarsy.

Join in the Seize the Dream celebration on May 9th,
Click to buy tickets or make a donation today!



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