Volume 05 |January 21, 2021
Struggling financially? Call JFS today!

Sometimes we can give. Sometimes we need to ask for assistance. Miriam shares that it was hard for her to ask for help, but encourages anyone who is waiting to pick up the phone and call JFS for financial assistance. You will be met with an understanding and supportive ear. If you know of someone struggling financially in the Jewish community please encourage them to reach out to us. 615-356-4234 or [email protected]. All calls are kept in the strictest of confidence.

We are here for you.

Older Adults in our community started receiving the large print edition of Reader's Digest this past month. The reviews are in and they are all glowing! There is something engaging for everyone: some like the challenging Brain Games, others Word Power, and some are just happy to receive new reading material and giggle at the jokes.

The JFS staff identified 108 individuals in our community who could benefit from this uplifting program, especially in the long winter months. Reader's Digest definitely came through!
Supporting Our Community
Jewish Family Service Financial Assistance Program

Our assistance program is offered to alleviate a temporary financial crisis and provides:

  • Confidential, discreet assistance
  • Help with basic needs, including housing, utilities, and food.

If you need financial assistance, contact Toni Jacobsen or Ashley Franklin at:

(615) 356-4234 or 
Kosher Food Box Program

Our Kosher Food Box program is confidential and offers:

  • Supplemental food for qualified recipients
  • OU kosher food items
  • Monthly distribution

If you are interested in receiving a food box contact Toni Jacobsen or Ashley Franklin at:

(615) 356-4234 or 
Jewish Job Network

The Jewish Job Network connects Jewish job seekers with potential employers! If you hire, or have colleagues and friends who are in the position of hiring for their company, and wish to be a part of the Jewish Job Network committee, or

if you are a Jewish job seeker and would like to have your resume forwarded to the Jewish Job Network, please send your resume to:

Pam Kelner
Counseling on a Sliding Scale

Jewish Family Service offers short and long-term therapy for adults, children, couples and families, provided by Clinical Social Workers. Relying on compassion as a key ingredient in the therapeutic process, the JFS counseling staff promotes personal growth for its clients in response to a variety of situations.

Billing and Insurance
JFS accepts private health insurance and Medicare. Sliding-fee scale based on the client’s ability to pay may also be available.

Contact (615) 356-4234 or 
[email protected] to get more info or make an appointment.
Click below to see how JFS keeps your confidentiality secure
Mask your face, not your feelings!
Join one of our ONLINE support groups
Contact us at (615)356-4234 or [email protected] to learn more or to join any of our support groups.
Anxiety Support Group

If you're experiencing anxiety or stress, this is the place to talk about it. We are in this together -- you do not have to feel isolated or alone.

Our secure Zoom video group takes place the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month from 1-2 pm.

Caregiver Support Group

Join the Caregiver Support Group and meet with people who understand how necessary it is to share and learn from each other.

Our secure Zoom video group takes place the 2nd & 4th Friday of the month from 12:00-1:15 pm

**NEW GRIEF GROUP Begins on Feb 5th***

Join with others to share feelings, thoughts, coping strategies and to learn about the grief process.

Our secure Zoom video group takes place the 1st and 3rd Friday of the month from 12:00-1:15 pm

Join Us in Supporting our Community One Child, One Adult, One Family At a Time