Jewish Family Service

In 2012, in response to community feedback, Federation’s priority turned to closing the gap in social services and we re-introduced Jewish Family Service (JFS) to our community.

The following are resources, services, and available opportunities:

SUPPORT RESETTLING FAMILIES FROM ISRAEL

The Jewish Federation of the Sacramento Region has identified a need to aid Israeli families that are making Sacramento their new home. We are asking for donations to support our efforts to provide aid to our new neighbors.

How You Can Help 

Donate Gift Cards and Funds: We are accepting donations of gift cards and monetary contributions. Gift cards for groceries, clothing, and other essentials are particularly helpful. Monetary donations will be used to provide assistance and resources to the resettling families. 

Spread the Word: Share this request with your network. The more people are aware of these efforts, the stronger our impact can be. 

Your Impact

Your generosity and involvement directly contribute to easing the transition for these families. With each donation you are helping to provide a warm welcome, essential resources, and a strong support system to families going through challenging transitions. 

Together, we can make a difference in the lives of those seeking a new beginning in our community. 

 

Click here and select “Jewish Family Services” from the dropdown to donate now.

 

COMMUNITY SOCIAL WORKER

Federation is available to respond to inquiries related to nutrition, finances, senior services, and family issues. We can conduct home visits as appropriate, provide community resources, and partner with area rabbis to assess congregational and community needs. If you require assistance from our Community Social Worker, please contact Diane Weber at 916-205-0688.

MAHALOT HANEFESH COMMITTEE (Healing of the Soul)

Annually sponsored event with a focus on health and healing.

KOSHER FOOD PANTRY

JFS continues to provide assistance for members of the Jewish community experiencing food insecurity. If you are able to go grocery shopping for yourself or your family, Save Mart or Trader Joe’s gift cards will be mailed to you. Please contact Federation for more information.

FACILITATED SUPPORT GROUPS

Federation offers support groups within a Jewish context facilitated by social service professionals. For more information, contact Federation.

THERAPIST REFERRAL NETWORK

Jewish Family Service has a Therapist Referral Network to assist community members in finding a mental health professional that is right for them. If you are a mental health professional and are interested in becoming part of our Network, please complete a Therapist Referral Application and return it to federation@jewishsac.org or mail it to The Jewish Federation of the Sacramento Region, 2130 21st St., Sacramento, CA 95818.

TRANSPORTATION

The Senior Transportation Fund is made possible by the Transportation Support for the Jewish Elderly Endowment Fund held at the Jewish Community Foundation of the West. JFS is able to provide Paratransit vouchers, Yellow Cab Taxi gift cards, and an UBER gift card once a month as needed to Jewish seniors 60 years and older who are home bound or no longer able to drive. NOTE: In order to book rides with Paratransit, you need to complete a form for a Paratransit ID card. JFS also offers Paratransit vouchers and taxi gift cards. For more information, contact Federation directly.

HOLIDAY OUTREACH BASKETS

In partnership with community volunteers, Federation facilitates the delivery of holiday outreach baskets to homebound individuals during Rosh Hashanah, Chanukah, and Passover. If you know someone in need of a basket, contact Gloria Storer at gstorer@jewishsac.org.

VOLUNTEER CORPS

Are you interested in performing a Mitzvah? We are always looking for caring individuals to assist our Jewish community members in need. Come check out our new volunteer opportunities and click on the Volunteer Application link. Complete and return a Volunteer Application to the Jewish Federation of the Sacramento Region located at 2130 21st Street, Sacramento, CA 95818. For more information, please contact Federatio

Senior Programs

We plan a variety of Senior events yearly and have recently been limited to monthly Zoom events. We are now planning in-person events to promote social connections and “schmoozing.” Our seniors have enjoyed both entertainment and educational luncheon events, check back here and our weekly EVoice for event postings.

KOSHER MEAL DELIVERY PROGRAM (KMD)

Our KMD program started in 2020, during the Pandemic. Our aim was to be of service to our homebound community experiencing food insecurity. The KMD program was established to deliver hot Kosher Shabbat meals to those in the community who are homebound and vulnerable for any number of reasons, including frailty, recovering from illnesses, or dealing with short or long-term illness. KMD has become a crucial and much appreciated part of our community service, we’ve continued weekly meal deliveries to an average of 15-20 recipients. To date we’ve delivered over 2,000 meals. For more information, contact Gloria Storer at gstorer@jewishsac.org.


HOLIDAY OUTREACH BAGS

In partnership with community volunteers, Jewish Family Services facilitates the delivery of holiday outreach bags to homebound individuals in celebration of Rosh Hashanah, Chanukah, and Passover. We’re happy to celebrate a small taste of the holidays with our homebound community. Please contact us if you would like to include someone on our gift bag distribution. This program is dependent on volunteer drivers to deliver gift bags, drivers are always needed, please contact Gloria Storer at gstorer@jewishsac.org for more information.

VOLUNTEER CORPS

Our volunteers provide meaningful service opportunities that impact the lives of both volunteers and recipients and embody the Jewish values of tikkun olam, repairing the world, and tzedakah, charity and justice, by bringing those values into our local community. As one of our loyal volunteers shared, “We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.” Are you interested in performing a Mitzvah? We are always looking for caring individuals to assist our Jewish community members in need. Check our weekly EVoice postings for opportunities or register to be a volunteer here.

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