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Jewish Family Services offers workshops, educational programs and support services that support our mission and enhance the lives of our community members.

Groups & Workshops – JFS offers support groups and workshops focused on the specific needs of our community, such as workshops for parents and support groups for caregivers. Click here for current Workshops and Support Groups.

Domestic Violence – Unfortunately, family violence happens everywhere, in all communities. If you are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. Jewish Family Services can offer you a safe place to turn to. We can help you understand what is happening in your home and empower you to create change and make the healthy choices necessary to take care of yourself and your children through therapy, connection to community resources and on-going support.

Child Observations – For parents who are concerned about their child’s behavior at school, JFS licensed therapists are available to the Jewish Preschool on Sardis, Charlotte Jewish Preschool and the Charlotte Jewish Day School to observe your child. Following the observation, the parent will receive a comprehensive assessment and a recommendation of the best follow-up steps. If the clinician believes the child could benefit from additional services within or outside of JFS, linkages to the proper resources are coordinated. There is a fee for this service. Please contact the JFS office for additional information.

Volunteer Program – Volunteers are a critical component of our programs, helping support both our clients and our fundraising efforts, by assisting with ongoing opportunities or onetime events.

Jewish Experience Fund (Camp Scholarships) – The Jewish Federation of Greater Charlotte’s Jewish Experience Fund promotes Jewish identity building among our Jewish youth through Jewish camping, community building, leadership development and informal educational opportunities. Click here to download the application for the Jewish Experience Fund.

Jewish Education Loan Fund – The Jewish Educational Loan Fund grants interest-free loans to Jewish students from Georgia, Florida, North and South Carolina and Virginia for post-secondary study at accredited institutions. JELF’s loans are ‘last dollar’ – they supply the final funds that a student needs to attend school.  Applications for interest-free loans for post-secondary education (college, graduate school, vocational and professional courses) will be available to Jewish students for the 2011-2012 school year from the Jewish Educational Loan Fund. The loan application is available on JELF’s website at www.jelf.org.  For more information, contact info@jelf.org, or call 770-396-3080.

Dues/Scholarship Abatement – Temple Israel and Charlotte Jewish Preschool utilize JFS staff to review applications for dues abatement and scholarship assistance.  In this way JFS helps maximize the resources of the entire Jewish Community by applying a consistent approach to evaluating individual scholarship needs.

Hebrew Cemetery – On behalf of the Hebrew Cemetery Association, the JFS case manager meets with individuals and families to assess financial need for those unable to pay full price to bury a loved one. Please contact the Hebrew Cemetery Association for additional information at 704-576-1859.JFS-community-support-logo