Born from this fundamental Jewish value, JFS supports families of all backgrounds as they deal with basic human needs, life transitions, and mental health issues.
JFS has the unique privilege of representing the tzedakah (justice), compassion, and loving kindness of the Jewish people to the broader community. Many JFS clients are not Jewish, but all of them learn what it means to be Jewish: the beauty of our traditions, the strength of our commandments, and our commitment to tikkun olam, building a better world.
Our Jewish Values
Tikkun Olam [tee-KOON oh-LUHM]
the collective obligation to work toward “repairing the world,” making it right and whole
Tzedakah [tsedaˈka] צדקה
the obligation of the Jewish community to create justice in the world