Jewish Family Services of Greensboro (JFS) provides a range of supportive, mental health, and volunteer services and programs that are dedicated to the well-being of the Jewish community and contribute to the vibrancy of the greater Greensboro community. JFS works to build a community where every individual and family receive the support and assistance they need to thrive.


  • Join JFS for a virtual tour of the exhibit
    Chagall: Love, War, and Exile with the Jewish Museum
    Wednesday, October 26 at 1 p.m. via Zoom
    Zoom link will be provided with Registration

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Jewish Family Services provides a broad range of social services to help adults and families. Our programs include counseling, case management, referrals, employment services, a food pantry and more.

Jewish Family Services offers a range of services for older adults and their families including information and referral, counseling, caregiver support, case management, transportation, and programs in senior facilities.

JFS facilitates programs to help educate, support and involve children and families. We offer parent education programs, topics of interest to adults of all ages, and projects for children and parents to enjoy together. 

JFS supports Jewish educational experiences to teens and young adults by offering financial assistance to visit Israel, to Jewish overnight summer camp, and interest-free loans for higher education. 

Jewish Family Services works to actively engage the Jewish community in meaningful volunteer activities. Our volunteers exemplify the spirit of tikkun olam, repairing the world. Last year volunteers logged in over 2200 hours of service!

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At the end of July, the family that the JFS Community Sponsorship Team worked with moved to Sacramento where there is a very large Afghan community and they have family. We learned that this happens sometimes, especially since Afghans had little say about where they were sent when they were discharged from the army bases at the end of last year. In fact, our family was joined by additional family members who moved from Florida to be with them in Greensboro.


The team, which had ended being an official team as per the guidelines of Church World Services (CWS) in May, nonetheless had continued as volunteers. A family here in GSO who helped them in their early days when they had first arrived assisted them financially and made the move possible. CWS’s housing manager took care of their rental home and utilities here. We remained responsible for their costs through July.


We all had goodbye visits with them and provided them with luggage and some final dollars to assist them in their travel plans. Over the months we worked with them, and despite the lack of language, our team felt close to them and very sad to see them leave. I think we were all surprised but understood that they are on a long journey to find where they belong at this point. We were all enriched by their warmth and their many expressions of  appreciation—we were often referred to us as their “brothers” or “sisters” and thanked with the Afghan tradition of touching one’s hand to one’s heart. We hope Sacramento will be the place where they find community, family, happiness and prosperity. It was a great pleasure for us to have participated in this stage of their journey.


Betsy Gamburg

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JFS maintains the Chevra Kadisha Fund to honor those who prepare a Jewish body for burial. This fund is used to pay the funeral costs of those who are unable to afford a Jewish funeral or whose families cannot, and in the last 10 years has assisted with 11 funerals. Please consider making a contribution to help renew the Chevra Kadisha Fund. Donate online below or send your check made payable to Jewish Family Services, note that this is to honor the Chevra Kadisha, and mail to 5509-C West Friendly Avenue, Greensboro, NC 27410. Thank you for helping with this important community mitzvah.

  • Shalom Greensboro Magazine

    In 2019, the Greensboro Jewish Federation introduced Shalom Greensboro magazine. The bi-monthly publication features articles from the Greensboro Jewish community, updates on Federation events and programs, plus an in-depth feature article. We invite you to sign up for your free subscription to Shalom Greensboro magazine.


CARS: A Vehicle Donation Program


Help support the programs, services, and the JFS emergency assistance fund with a vehicle donation. JFS has partnered with CARS, an experienced national vehicle donation program, and will receive 80% of the profits from your donation. The process is simple — CARS will pick up your donation, handle all paperwork, and will send you a tax receipt. Call JFS (336) 852-4829 and say you want to donate your car, truck, boat or airplane! You may also visit CARS online and begin the process through our JFS portal.

Did you know one aspect of the recently passed CARES Act includes new charitable giving incentives?  To bolster charitable giving in a time of economic downturn, a $300 above-the-line tax deduction for charitable giving, will be eligible to both itemizers and non-itemizers alike. The CARES Act also raises itemized charitable contribution deduction limits for individuals who itemize their deductions and claim the charitable contribution deduction.   



  • The David D. Frazier Food Pantry

    The David D. Frazier Food Pantry at Jewish Family Services provides to more than 130 local families who are struggling to put food on the table. In 2020, 18,336 pounds were distributed, and 511 volunteer hours were logged in by community members.

    You can help fill the Food Pantry by ordering from our Amazon Wish List. Just address deliveries to Jewish Family Services at 5509-C W. Friendly Ave, Greensboro, NC 27410. Food may also be dropped of in the front foyer at the same address.

THANK YOU to our Sponsors:


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A Jewish community where every individual and family receive the support and assistance they need to thrive.


Guided by our values, Jewish Family Services provides a range of supportive, mental health, and volunteer services and programs that are dedicated to the well-being of the Jewish community and contribute to the vibrancy of the greater Greensboro community.





B’Tzelem Elohim: We are all created in the divine image. Every individual has dignity and worth.

Gemilut Hasadim: We engage in acts of loving kindness treating people with care and acting in a way to relieve suffering and assist those who are vulnerable.

Kol Arevim Zeh Ba Zeh: All Jews are responsible one for the other and for building a strong community.

Tikkun Olam: We are responsible to act to repair the world and to make it a better place for all.

Tzedakah: We promote fairness and justice and care for others through assisting those in need of resources.

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