Jewish Family Services of York is a human services agency which provides comprehensive professional assistance consistent with Jewish traditions, values, and culture to the Jewish community and to the community at large in order to enhance their quality of life.
Our vision is to be a leader in creative programming and an invaluable resource for the entire community. We pledge to:
- Follow the Judaic values of Chesed (loving kindness), and Tzedakah (righteousness, justice) that require us to care for those in need.
- Adhere to professional and ethical standards.
- Maintain clients’ confidentiality.
- Aspire to maintain, develop and restore the competency of families and individuals of all ages.
- Collaborate with other agencies.
- Ensure we are accessible to and inclusive of our diverse community.
Aging’s challenges, Your choices. Our elder care management program offers personalized guidance to sustain quality of life and minimize family stress. We strive to maximize the independence and autonomy of seniors through education, advocacy, counseling and service delivery. Learn more about Wise Options today.
Staying Connected Elder Transportation
Staying Connected elder transportation program seeks to make York a more “livable” community for seniors who cannot drive. Volunteers provide escorted transportation for healthcare appointments and essential errands: grocery shopping, banking, pharmacy visits, tax preparation, etc. Visit Staying Connected today.
Music & Memory
Music & Memory: Music & Memory provides personalized music technology to those with cognitive and physical challenges. Visit Music & Memory today.
Project Manna Food Pantry
JFS offers a supplemental safety net program for individuals and families in need. Our annual Hustle 4 Hunger York Fun Run & Walkathon supports services provided by JFS and our partner agency, Crystal’s Place (formerly Northeast Neighborhood Food Bank). We shepherd a values-based hunger education program at the Temple Beth Israel religious school; and have launched a Legislative Advocacy Network. Learn more about Project Manna today.
Costs & Funding
Costs depend on the services received. Some may be covered by your health insurance, Medicare or an employee assistance plan (EAP).
The Association of Jewish Family & Children’s Agencies (AJFCA)
The National Guardianship Association (NGA)
The National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers (NAPGCM)
The Pennsylvania Association of Non-Profit Organizations (PANO)