Jewish Community

JVS was founded in 1938 by the Associated Jewish Philanthropies (now CJP) to help Jewish refugees fleeing Eastern Europe gain skills, secure jobs, build careers, and begin to achieve the American dream. Empowering immigrants and refugees to find their pathway to economic success remains part of JVS’s core mission, and we now serve nearly 17,000 individuals each year from over 65 different countries. The Jewish values of tikkun olam, tzedakah, and loving the stranger continue to guide JVS’s mission and services.

Jewish Values

Services in the Jewish Community

CJP Anti-Poverty Initiative