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Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services


Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services (JFS) provides help, hope and humanity through a comprehensive range of programs and services which support people of all ages and beliefs. With locations in Boca Raton and Delray Beach, JFS programs and services include food & financial assistance, senior services, counseling & mental health services, family & children’s services, career & employment services and many volunteer opportunities. Funding is provided by private and corporate support, grants, special events and individuals who reach thousands in need each year. For more information about JFS call 561-852-3333. Learn more at

Important Announcements

JFS Hosts Socially Distanced Concert For Residents of Gould House in Boca Raton

August 2020

Read more HERE.

JFS Launches “Shop and Share”, A Volunteer Program Which Aides Seniors with Grocery Shopping

July 22, 2020

Read more HERE.

JFS’ “Ultimate Road Trip” Scavenger Hunt - South County

July 19, 2020

Teams to Race Around Boca & Delray in JFS’ “Ultimate Road Trip” Scavenger Hunt on Sunday, July 19th.

Read more HERE.

Over 100 JFS Volunteer Teams Delivered Hurricane Supplies to Nearly 800 Households as part of JFS Hurricane Preparedness Program

July 12, 2020

Read more HERE.

Over 100 JFS Volunteer Teams Set to Deliver Hurricane Supplies to Nearly 700 Households

July 10, 2020

Read more HERE.

JFS Counseling and Mental Health Services Department Expands to Include Pediatric and Geriatric Psychiatry

June 23, 2020

Read more HERE.

Hurricane Season Preparation

June 2, 2020

JFS wants to ensure that the community is prepared for hurricane season. Read more HERE.

Want to register? Seniors living in Boca Raton, Delray Beach or Highland Beach can register (or their families can register for them) for the program by clicking HERE or by calling Laurie Daube at 561.852.3333.

Want to volunteer? JFS is seeking volunteers to join the JFS Storm Response Team. Pre-screened and trained volunteers will be deployed after a major weather event to check in on registered participants and to bring supplies as needed. Those wishing to volunteer on the JFS Storm Recovery Team can do so by clicking HERE.

Funding to Assist Local Holocaust Survivors

April 20, 2020

Thanks to Seed the Dream Foundation and KAVOD, our community is a beneficiary of funding to assist our local Holocaust survivors.

Read more HERE.

Agency Operations During COVID-19 (Updated as of 3/23/20)

March 24, 2020

For information on any of the services below, contact JFS: 𝗣𝗵𝗼𝗻𝗲: 𝟱𝟲𝟭.𝟴𝟱𝟮.𝟯𝟯𝟯𝟯 𝗘𝗺𝗮𝗶𝗹: 𝗶𝗻𝗳𝗼@𝗿𝗮𝗹𝗲𝘀𝗷𝗳.𝗼𝗿𝗴

1. 𝗜𝗻𝘁𝗮𝗸𝗲 – Working as normal. Our staff is available to help you with your needs. Those needing assistance should call 561-852-3333.

2. 𝗠𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗮𝗹 𝗛𝗲𝗮𝗹𝘁𝗵 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗺𝘀 – Our clinicians are operating via tele-therapy and video chat for both CURRENT and NEW clients. We are still accepting new clients at this time.

3. 𝗙𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗶𝗮𝗹 𝗔𝘀𝘀𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲 – Our Case Managers are able to assist you via phone and email. No in-person meetings are available at this time.

4. 𝗙𝗼𝗼𝗱 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗺𝘀 – Are operating normally at this time. This includes both the Jacobson Family Food Pantry and the Adele Loeb & Les Nackman Meals on Wheels Programs.

5. 𝗖𝗮𝗿𝗲𝗲𝗿 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗘𝗺𝗽𝗹𝗼𝘆𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗦𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗶𝗰𝗲𝘀 – Our CES team is working remotely. No in-person meetings or consultations are available at this time.

6. 𝗦𝗲𝗻𝗶𝗼𝗿 𝗦𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗶𝗰𝗲𝘀/𝗛𝗼𝗹𝗼𝗰𝗮𝘂𝘀𝘁 𝗖𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗠𝗮𝗻𝗮𝗴𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 – Operating normally with slight modifications.

7. 𝗪𝗲𝗶𝘀𝗺𝗮𝗻 𝗗𝗲𝗹𝗿𝗮𝘆 𝗖𝗼𝗺𝗺𝘂𝗻𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗖𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿 – Currently CLOSED for programs and activities until further notice.

8. 𝗖𝗼𝗺𝗺𝘂𝗻𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗢𝘂𝘁𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗰𝗵 𝗦𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗶𝗰𝗲𝘀 – Our Outreach Coordinators are working remotely. No in-person meetings or consultations are available at this time.

9. 𝗩𝗼𝗹𝘂𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗲𝗿 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗺𝘀/𝗦𝘂𝗽𝗽𝗹𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗮𝗹 𝗦𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗶𝗰𝗲𝘀 – All volunteer services are operating with slight modifications. Emergency financial assistance and access to the Jacobson Family Food Pantry may be available for anyone who is unemployed, currently looking for a job, laid off or furloughed and unable to work due to COVID-19.

You are not alone! If you or someone you know needs assistance have them reach out to us today. 𝗣𝗵𝗼𝗻𝗲: 𝟱𝟲𝟭.𝟴𝟱𝟮.𝟯𝟯𝟯𝟯 𝗘𝗺𝗮𝗶𝗹: 𝗶𝗻𝗳𝗼@𝗿𝗮𝗹𝗲𝘀𝗷𝗳.𝗼𝗿𝗴


March 24, 2020

We will be starting support groups (via Zoom) to help manage and cope with the anxiety and fear due to COVID-19. Groups will geared for different age groups and held at different times providing a safe space to speak openly about their feelings. We will discuss the changes, the fears and the unknown and be there to support one another through it all. See the schedule below.



View our events HERE.

Virtual Programs

Monday Night Group - Coping With COVID19


Mondays at 8:30 PM EST | Different topics each week

Join Zoom HERE.

Meeting ID: 931 6678 4419

Password: 065058

Women's Empowerment & Support Group


Thursdays at 6:00 PM

Due to sensitivity of the group, contact, Lorrie Conglose, Dir. JFS Domestic Abuse Education & Action

For more information: 561.852.3356 or

Special Needs Support Groups (non-COVID-19 related)


In Partnership with JAFCO and Levis JCC Helene & Roy Schwedelson Special Needs Department

Parent Caregiver Support Group (Day Time)

Tuesdays at 10:00 AM

Join Zoom HERE.

Meeting ID: 844 4838 7829

Password: 745549

Grandparent Support Group

Wednesdays at 11:45 AM

Join Zoom HERE.

Meeting ID: 889 4585 9619

Password: 952283

Parent Caregiver Support Group (Evening)

Every Other Wednesday (8/19) at 6:30 p.m.

Join Zoom HERE.

Meeting ID: 956 1241 2078

Password: 658329

Bereavement Support Group

Mondays & Wednesdays

Mondays at 3:00 PM

Wednesdays at 11:00 AM

Adults at all stages of bereavement are welcome, ongoing until August 31st - Facilitated by Elissa Love, MSW

Join Zoom HERE.

Meeting ID: 932 1763 3986

Password: 040407


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