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Jewish Family Service and Children’s Center of Clifton-Passaic

JFS is a social services and mental health agency that seeks to enhance the lives of individuals and families. We offer a comprehensive array of programs and services that address the community’s needs and challenges, including financial (assistance with applying for government benefits), vocational (training and referral), emotional (mental health evaluation, individual and family counseling, crisis intervention, sexual abuse and domestic violence services), social, educational (lectures, workshops), and practical (food pantry, advocacy). No one is turned away because of an inability to pay.

Our goal is to provide hope at every encounter with every person who comes through our door.  Whether you reach out to us on the phone, send a donation, or volunteer, that action helps to establish a meaningful connection.

3 weeks ago
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Did you know that #jfsclifton has impacted so many families in the community this past year? #7weeks until the #breakfast Join us on February 10th to learn more about the work we do. ... See more

4 weeks ago

Jewish Family Service of Clifton-Passaic staff spent the summer walking across the county. During the virtual walkathon JFS staff walked a combined 3,294 miles. The goal was to walk the distance from ... See more

1 month ago
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Thank you to @clubfriendshipbracelet for donating all the proceeds from your bracelets to #projectsarah and getting your sisters to donate some of their bas mitzvah as well. #chesed #payitforward ... See more

1 month ago
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Do you find yourself crossing the street when you see a dog? Do you want to reduce your fear? Come for a onetime (or longer) therapy session with Hank, the therapy dog. #therapydog #exposuretherapy ... See more

1 month ago
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Anne Marie Ramos, Director of Children’s Services trained JFS staff in teaching social skills for children in family sessions. #jfsclifton #socialskills #familytherapy #professionaldevelopment ... See more

1 month ago

NJ Governor Phil Murphy acknowledged that anti-semitism in NJ has increased by 30% in once year. Chanukah reminds us of all the miracles done for the Jewish people. We need to pay attention to the ... See more

1 month ago
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Miriam Bronkesh, Holocaust Survivor from the Passaic/Clifton community is pictured with Governor Murphy, Survivor and advocate Roman Kent, Survivor and artist, Hannah Kesselman, and other officials ... See more

2 months ago
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We were so happy to be part of @stmarysgeneral hospital #maternityward grand re-opening. And they even made sure to have #kosher #food and #kosherwine Thanks for being so culturally sensitive. ... See more

2 months ago
The American Academy Of Pediatrics On Spanking Children: Don't Do It, Ever.

If you or someone you know need help parenting your children, JFS is here to help.

According to the AAP, research shows that spanking is harmful to child development in the long run. The AAP also says to avoid nonphysical punishment that is humiliating, scary or threatening.

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