"The enormity of the breast cancer diagnosis and treatment affected me on so many levels.  I was in a state of high anxiety and needed someone to talk me off the ledge.  When I heard the 'J' in JFCS, the light bulb went off and I said, 'of course' I didn't need to call anywhere else."


Jewish Programs

Funding for our Jewish Programs is provided in part by The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee and through contributions received from our donors.





Bereavement Services

The death of a loved one is perhaps the deepest loss human beings experience. JFCS offers bereavement support groups to help individuals receive support and discover ways to cope.

Bikkur Cholim (Visiting the Sick)/Friendly Visitors

Trained volunteers offer support in the Jewish tradition of visiting the ill, providing companionship to alleviate isolation and loneliness.

Community Education Outreach

Education programs on cultural sensitivity of Jewish traditions.

Community Religious Outreach

JFCS provides religious services to residents at area senior living facilities.

Financial Case Management

Many families are suffering financially through these tough economic times. Case management is offered to assist in keeping families in their homes or finding alternative affordable housing.

Food Pantry/Kosher Food Pantry

Food Pantry distributes canned goods and food vouchers for perishable items so no family should go without the basic necessities.

Grace Rosen Magill Library

The library offers many resources for inspiration, support and training.

Holocaust Survivor Support and Assistance

Experienced case managers assist survivors in identifying challenges and connecting to needed financial resources.

Prison Ministry

Providing religious services and spiritual outreach to Jewish inmates at local and state correctional facilities.