Children & Families Services

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.


Jewish Parenting and Guidance

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.

Intergenerational Activities

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.

Special Needs Young Adult Group

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


Contact Betsy Gamburg, Director, (336) 852-4829 ext. 225.

PJ Library

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 events in partnership with PJ Library. These programs highlight Jewish values, customs, and holidays that we as a community are trying to teach our children. Programs include stocking the food pantry, holiday celebrations and storytelling, and participating in tzedakah with our children.


Carly Dunno, Outreach and Engagement Manager, (336) 852-5433 ext. 243, or to sign up for the PJ Library, visit