Jewish Family Services News

Bridging the Digital Divide

When I first stepped into the role of Digital Coach at Jewish Family Services in the summer of 2022, I was not familiar with concepts like “the digital divide” or “digital inclusion.” I was not aware of the rapidly growing and emerging field of Digital Equity and the...

CREW: Helping Communities Thrive

Joelle* met Ahmed Abukar, Director of Workforce Development, at an outreach event with Columbus City Schools. She told Ahmed about her work history moving from one low-paying job to another. Ahmed suggested that he and his team might be able to help. Joelle smiled, “I...

STAFF PROFILE: Justin Fisher

"It’s been fun. Everyone is always nice; I feel like people are trying to set you up for success," Justin says of his first month with JFS. Justin was somewhat familiar with Jewish Family Services before coming to work with us. His older son attended aftercare at the...

BOARD PROFILE: Kathy Kahn

Company: Morgan Stanley Title: Financial Advisor Board Member Since: October 2023 Kathy first learned about Jewish Family Services through United Way campaigns at a former employer. She consistently designated her contributions to JFS because she understood the impact...

The Columbus Foundation Honors Jewish Family Services

Jewish Family Services was named the 2023 recipient of The Columbus Foundation Award. Created in 1986, The award recognizes organizations that have made a difference in the quality of life in our community. A part of the award, Jewish Family Services will receive a...

Statement adopted by the Board of Directors, July 07, 2022

Statement adopted by the Board of Directors, July 07, 2022

"Jewish Family Services is a human service agency committed to tikkun olam, repairing the world. Three questions asked thousands of years ago by Rabbi Hillel provide our framework for action:   If I am not for myself, who will be for me?  But if I am only for myself,...

BUILDING A FUTURE

BUILDING A FUTURE

By accessing our emergency financial assistance, Danielle stabilized her food and housing. Then we helped her connect with affordable broadband, secure a laptop and build digital skills to qualify for higher-paying jobs.

Caregivers and Mental Health

Caregivers and Mental Health

Jewish Family Services is a safe space for community members who need help becoming financially self-sufficient and emotionally stable. Mental health supports are one of the many needs that spiked during the pandemic and are increasing even more now due to ongoing...

Sharing our work with the next generation

Sharing our work with the next generation

On Tuesday, April 12th Jewish Family Services' staff members Garett Ray and Meri King visited the cast of New Albany High School's Letters to Sala, a play about a young girl who survives the holocaust. Ray and King provided education on the services we offer for local...