Jewish Family Services:
Come Grow With Us!
  May 2017   
Dear Friends, 
What a beautiful time of year! Our gardens are blooming and growing - and so is Jewish Family Services! We're expanding our staff and starting new programs. Come grow with us!

Mindy Berkowitz
Executive Director
3rd Annual Equipped to Learn 
Backpack Drive Begins in June 
Great ready for Jewish Family Services' 
Equipped to Learn Backpack Drive!

Volunteers are needed in June & July.

Great opportunities for families and teens.

For more details and to volunteer, contact:

Lori at  
or call (408) 357-7467

Job Opportunities at JFS SV 

Development Director

JFS SV is seeking a Full-Time Development Director to strategically develop, implement and analyze our fundraising efforts.  Job responsibilities include donor development, corporate giving, event planning and community relations.  Must be friendly, detail-oriented, analytical and highly organized; and have a passion for helping people have better lives.    Learn more . . . 

NEW Senior Services Social Worker hired at JFS SV!

JFS is thrilled to announce the hiring of Yanex Orellana as our Senior Services Social Worker.  Yanex will be working onsite at Chai House on our expanded Chai House program, and at the JFS offices on our HomeCare program.  We are excited to have her join the JFS family!

JFS SV Annual Meeting

You are cordially invited to an inspirational evening as JFS heralds its 40th year of restoring hope and transforming lives in Silicon Valley. 

Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 7:00 PM 
Levy Family Campus Adult Lounge


You Can Help Refugees!
JFS recently resettled this young refugee and his family; finding safety and security in our community. 
As the second largest refugee resettlement agency in Santa Clara County, JFS SV serves over 200 refugees annually with a wide range of services.

JFS SV provides refugee resettlement and acculturation services for families and individuals that include pre-arrival services and case management; vocational ESL, job search skills training, and employment services; and legal advice and assistance through our Immigration Law Clinic.

How Can You Help? 
There are many ways.  Become educated on the crisis, volunteer to work with refugees, or donate to our refugee resettlement fund.


Is Your Child Becoming Bar/Bat Mitzvah?

Conduct a food drive! 
Promote a backpack drive! 
Donate or help wrap holiday gifts! 
Pack or deliver holiday food and gift bags! 
or Create your own mitzvah project! 
And rent beautiful
for your child's special day.

Help those in need in our community!

Vehicle Donations
Have an old car taking up space in your driveway?
Donate it to Jewish Family Services of Silicon Valley! We accept all types of vehicles, and it is tax deductible.

For more details . . .  

Grief Support Group

Our Grief Support Group is for adults who are grieving the loss of parents, children, a spouse or friends.  It is a safe environment to talk about grief and obtain support and feedback.

This group meets two times a month on the 2nd and 4th Sundays from 10:30am to noon at the JFS offices.

JFS HomeCare Services

Your Loved Ones Need Help at Home?

JFS SV HomeCare Services
offer a range of non-medical care for older or disabled adults in Santa Clara County, including: Personal care, domestic duties, medication, transportation,
companionship, and mobility.



JFS Quick Links

JFS SV Facebook Page

Jewish Family Services of Silicon Valley
14855 Oka Road, Suite 202
Los Gatos, California 95032
(408) 556-0600 phone
(408) 551-0091 fax