Children & Families Services


  • Join JFS for Monday Melodies
    Monday, June 17 on Zoom at 11a.m.

    Monday Melodies will lift our spirits with tunes from various decades. Music is positive, soothing, therapeutic and fun! We’ll schm...

  • Bereavement Group
    Meets Every Month
    3:30 p.m. at Jewish Family Services

    The JFS Bereavement Group is a safe space led by our social workers Alicia Kaplan and Sheilagh Harrington where all are welc...

JFS facilitates a variety of program and groups throughout the year to help educate, support and involve children and families. From parent education programs to projects children and parents can do together, to topics of interest to adults of all ages, and intergenerational activities - these programs are designed to enlighten, stimulate and build community.


    While there may not be an instruction manual to being a great parent, Judaism provides many resources on this topic. JFS programs provide tools to help parents and foster connections. Topics have included “Positive Discipline”, dealing with ADHD, teaching children about tikkun olam, and understanding LGBTQ issues.

    Contact Jenny Schultz, (336) 852-4829 ext. 235.


    Our Volunteer program, our Chai Notes program, and our Children and Family program all help create meaningful and fun activities for all. Of special interest is our holiday gift bags program where grandparents, parents, and children assemble and deliver gift bags at Rosh Hashana, Chanukah, and Passover. Opportunities for children and older adults to come together run throughout the year.

    Call our office for more information, (336) 852-4829.


    Our special needs young adult group offers opportunities to socialize in a Jewish context and focuses on volunteer activities and performing mitzvot.

    Contact Alicia Kaplan, Director, (336) 852-4829 ext. 225.


PJ Library sends free, award-winning books that celebrate Jewish values and culture to families with children 6 months through 8 years old. JFS partners with the Greensboro Jewish Federation and B'nai Shalom Day School to offer PJ Library events. These programs highlight Jewish values, customs, and holidays. Programs include stocking the food pantry, holiday celebrations and storytelling, and participating in tzedakah.

To sign up for the PJ Library, visit