Services in the Jewish Community


With generous funding from the Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York and several other private donors, JFS provides a range of services specifically in the Jewish community.

Holocaust Survivor Assistant Services
If you are a Holocaust Survivor, you may be eligible to receive:

  • Claims Conference Supplemental Hardship Funds*
  • Ongoing Home Healthcare Support
  • Emergency Assistance for one-time medical, dental or other needs
  • Activities such as concerts and a Model Seder Read the Jewish World article here.

For more information and eligibility requirements contact Clara Simon, MSW at 518-516-1115 or

*If you are a Hardship Fund recipient and have moved since receiving your payment, you must provide change of address documentation to the Claims Conference in order to receive the Supplemental Hardship Fund application.

Counseling & Support
JFS professional staff are experienced with a range of issues to help individuals, couples and families cope with life challenges including grief and loss, domestic violence, substance use, care coordination for a senior, and more.  We are also available to assist a community organization on specific topics such as loss, trauma and family issues. If you have a problem or question and you’re not sure where to turn, JFS may be able to help.

Please call 518-482-8856 to schedule an appointment or to find out more.

Supports for Hebrew Day Schools
JFS offers support for students whose families are going through a transition, in-service training for faculty to help manage students with behavioral issues, and assistance to students who are struggling with fellow classmates.

For information or to schedule an appointment, please call JFS at 518-482-8856.

Project 5
Our volunteer transportation service takes Jewish Seniors, age 60 or over, where they want to go! Trained volunteers drive seniors to and from destinations in the Capital Region for:
• Shopping and errands
• Cultural and social events
• Lunch with friends
• Medical and dental appointments

Seniors must be able to walk (use of a cane or walker is okay) in order to be eligible for this service. Project 5 is always looking for volunteer drivers, so please call if you want to help.

Fees apply. For information about Project 5, please call 518-514-2143.