As an integral part of the Jewish community, Jewish Family Service (JFS) at the Memphis Jewish Community Center (MJCC) provides an array of compassionate social services and a connection to any additional services needed. We form collaborative relationships with you, our clients, to enhance your well-being and help you thrive. We approach this mission with the highest level of responsibility, professionalism, and integrity.
JFS Hours of Operation
If this is an emergency, do not call the phone number above, dial 911.
No matter what you need, JFS at the MJCC can be your first point of contact if you are seeking help. The Intake Coordinator will assess needs, provide information, and help community members access services at JFS and elsewhere in the area. Referrals to community partners will be provided if needed. Contact Audrey May, JFS Intake, Referral, and Volunteer Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (901) 767-8511.
The counseling program at JFS provides individual, couples, and family therapy for adults and adolescents. Counseling is provided on a sliding-fee scale based on the client's ability to pay. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact JFS at (901) 767-8511.
Classes and Support Groups
JFS provides space and guidance for several classes and support groups. More on Classes and Support Groups.
Compassionate Case Management and Care for Seniors
JFS at the MJCC enhances the lives of seniors and helps older adults maintain the highest level of independence by providing case management and comprehensive support to them and their loved ones. For more information, contact Teresa Hughes at (901) 767-8511 or email@example.com. More on Case Management and Care for Seniors.
JFS Special Needs program offers a variety of services to those living with developmental and acquired disabilities and their caregivers. For adults with Special Needs, JFS has a long-standing social group that is designed to enhance independence and quality of life through activities including: equestrian therapy, agility and strength training with Cindy, painting classes with Chany, Everyday Super Heroes-torah study with Rabbi Harris, Pickleball, yoga class with Colleen, cooking with Chef Blake, movies, bowling, professional sporting events, acting class, community service activities, fine arts events, as well as advocacy support to those with legal or social difficulties. In addition, JFS is also reaching out to teens and tweens who would like to form a social group of their own. For more information about our programs, contact Bill Monroe at (901) 767-8511 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We help individuals and families facing a crisis by offering assessment, case management, and financial assistance.
Education and Outreach
We offer workshops and seminars about important issues and needs within the Jewish community.
Our professional driver provides transportation to members of our Jewish community who are at least 60 years old as well as those adults of any age with special needs. Transportation is provided with door to door assistance for just $4 one-way to locations within Shelby County. Please note we are unable to accommodate those individuals in wheel chairs. Pre-registration/reservations are required and can be made by contacting JFS at (901) 767-8511.
Volunteer at the J
JFS is always on the lookout for volunteers in the following programs: Bikkur Chaverim (friendly visitors), Handy Helpers, Staying in Touch telephone assurance, and assisting in the office. Interested in volunteering with JFS? Please contact Audrey May, JFS Intake, Referral, and Volunteer Coordinator, at (901) 767-8511 or email@example.com.
Audrey J. May, MSSW, CIRS
JFS Intake, Referral, and Volunteer Coordinator
Bill Monroe, JD
JFS Special Needs Coordinator
JFS Senior Transportation Driver
Mary Elizabeth Jones, MSSW, LCSW
JFS Director of Social Services
JFS Administrative Assistant
Rashki Osina, LMSW
Teresa Hughes, LCSW
JFS Senior Services Manager