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Jewish Family Service

Seniors enjoy the entertainment at the regular Golden Lunch Bunch, just one of many senior services sponsored by JFS.

801 Percy Warner Blvd., Suite 103 Nashville, TN 37205 (615) 356-4234 Fax: (615) 301-0676 Howard Safer, president Pamela Kelner, executive director


ewish Family Service supports our community – one child, one adult, one family at a time. Our agency has provided social services to the Nashville Jewish community for over 163 years. JFS offers a comprehensive range of social services to people of all income

levels, ages and backgrounds. Services include: • Adoption • Counseling • Case management • Family life education • Emergency financial assistance • Chanukah Gifts for Children Program • Helping Hands Volunteer Program • Information and referral • Kosher Food Box Program • Rosh Hodesh: It’s a Girl Thing! • School supply drive • Senior adult services • Support groups Fees are charged for some services. Counseling fees may be covered through private health insurance and Medicare. A sliding-scale fee is available for those who are without insurance or those who choose not to use it. JFS also serves as a professional resource, offering consultations and other services to agencies and congregations

A portion of the gifts donated for JFS’s Chanukah Gifts for Children program.

throughout the community. Professional, affordable and fully confidential counseling services are provided by licensed clinical social workers. Our LCSWs can help you work through a variety of issues including but not limited to: depression; anxiety; significant life transitions such as divorce, job loss or illness; relationship conflicts with friends, spouse or partners; loss and grief; domestic violence; issues of aging, and child behavior problems.

Helping Hands is a program designed to support senior citizens and people with disabilities in the Nashville Jewish community. Volunteers match their interests and skills with the needs of seniors to create a mutually rewarding experience. Services include friendly visiting, telephone reassurance, transportation to medical appointments and the grocery store, Shabbat observance, holiday gift-basket deliveries, and Jewish programming Continued on page 28

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