Founded in 1979, with a staff of two part-time employees, Jewish Family Services served 100 clients in northern Middlesex County during its first year. Over the years, the Agency grew in response to the needs of the community providing programs and services for seniors and the elderly, counseling for individuals, groups and families, assistance for immigrants and refugees by offering legal, educational and social services, along with a wide range of other services which included educational, vocational, career, and training services for employers and job seekers; adoption services; and an essential needs program to assist families in crisis. Our volunteer support program activities allowed the Agency to increase services within the county. In 2006, Jewish Family Services merged with Jewish Family Service of Southern Middlesex County (JFS) to create a county-wide Agency to better serve the area. The agency provides service to all members of the community regardless of religious affiliation.
With an active Board of Trustees to provide Agency governance and leadership JFS has a long tradition of serving the community. Its history is one of change, flexibility, and growth, reflecting a single goal – to provide a lifetime of support to those members of the community in need. Jewish Family Services is proud of its past and enthusiastic about its future.
For thirty years, Jewish Family Services (formerly Jewish Family & Vocational Service) has been committed to helping individuals and families realize a fulfilling life experience at home, in the workplace, and in the community by providing effective social services, counseling and advocacy through responsive, innovative programs. JFS is a multi-service non-profit agency with offices in Milltown and Monroe Township, New Jersey.
What is JFS?
Jewish Family Services of Middlesex County (JFS) is a nonprofit organization serving everyone who lives in Middlesex County and the surrounding environs. Jewish Family Services is committed to helping individuals and families realize a fulfilling life experience at home, in the workplace, and in the community by providing effective social services, counseling, and advocacy through responsive, innovative programs.
The agency brings to the community a variety of hands-on, innovative solutions administered by skilled professionals, with the support of a dedicated Board of Trustees and a cadre of energetic volunteers. The services fall into several categories, discussed in detail in the Services section of this Website.
- Family and Children’s Services
- Adoption Assistance
- Career and Vocational Services, The Women’s Center, and Computer Classes
- Senior Adult Services
- Immigrant and Refugee Services
- Community Services
- Volunteer Opportunities
Jewish Family Services is a full service agency, which annually helps over 20,000 members of our community address problems that may be too complex or overwhelming to deal with alone.
More information about JFS
Jewish Family Services of Middlesex County is a non-profit human services agency whose mission, rooted in Jewish values, is to help all individuals and families in need realize an improved life experience at home, in the workplace, and in the community. We pursue these aims by providing effective social services, counseling, and advocacy through responsive, caring programs.
Jewish Family Services of Middlesex County is recognized as the most effective resource for those in need of human services, providing exceptional professionalism, compassion and respect for all those who seeks its support.
Message From the President
Welcome to our website. We are proud of what JFS has to offer and feel and hope that you will find the contents of our website to be of significant value to you and your family.
The mission of JFS is to help all individuals and families throughout Middlesex County and beyond realize a fulfilling life experience at home, in the workplace, and in the community. We pursue these aims by providing effective social services, counseling, and advocacy through responsive, innovative programs.
As President of the Board of Trustees, I am very proud of an agency which is fulfilling this mission. We positively touch the lives of many of thousands of people a year. Through the joint efforts of our Board of Trustees, our dedicated professional staff, and some three hundred wonderful volunteers, we are making a difference in the lives of the thousands of people who call upon us each year.
Please consider becoming involved with JFS this year as a client, a volunteer, or a donor. Your involvement will help us continue to grow in support of our community – Sincerely, Jack Goldberg.