About Us

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Every day, Jewish Family Service of Central New Jersey provides skilled and compassionate vital Human Services to children, adults and families. From Adoption to Older Adult Services, when the need arises you can call on Jewish Family Service of Central New Jersey.

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Jewish Family Service of Central New Jersey (JFS) is a nonprofit, non-sectarian, social services agency, with offices in Elizabeth and Scotch Plains, New Jersey. JFS staff provides an array of specialized services for individuals, families and children. JFS works to strengthen family life and encourage personal growth by providing quality social and health services to individuals and families in need.

Founded in 1912 as United Hebrew Charities, JFS provided emergency funds to individuals and families in need during the Great Depression and two World Wars. In the twenty- first century, the mission of our multi-purpose, nonsectarian agency remains the same: to provide assistance and quality social and health services to individuals and families in need.

JFS is licensed as an outpatient mental health agency, adoption agency, childcare provider, and homecare agency. Each year JFS helps over 6,000 individuals, from children to older adults in Union and parts of Somerset Counties. We serve people of every social, economic, race, ethnicity, religious background, and sexual orientation.

Multiple sources fund our many diverse programs, including: Union County Division on Aging, Jewish Federation of Central New Jersey; Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany; United Way of Greater Union County; United Fund of Westfield; fees; corporations; foundations; and local, county, state and federal governments. In addition, our Board and volunteers support JFS programs through yearly fundraising.

Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany United Way of Greater Union County United Fund of Westfield Jewish Federation of Central New Jersey

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Our Office Hours:

Monday: 9 AM — 9 PM    Tuesday: 9 AM — 9 PM    Wednesday: 9 AM — 5 PM    Thursday: 9 AM — 5 PM    Friday: 9 AM — 4 PM

Please note that some services are only available during limited hours.

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Our Address:

Main Office Address:
655 Westfield Avenue, Elizabeth, NJ 07208

Branch Office:
Scotch Plains, NJ

Please click here for directions.

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Our History:

In our humble beginnings we provided emergency funds to indigents of the Great Depression and two World Wars. Almost a century later our mission remains the same — to provide quality social services and emergency assistance with human compassion to individuals and families in need. Today, Jewish Family Service of Central New Jersey provides the following services:

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Privacy Policy:

Jewish Family Service of Central New Jersey follows the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) privacy policy. We are committed to safeguarding our clients' confidential information.

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