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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 & childrenโ€™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 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: ๐—ฃ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฒ: ๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿญ.๐Ÿด๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿฎ.๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿฏ ๐—˜๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—น: ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ณ๐—ผ@๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ท๐—ณ.๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ด

1. ๐—œ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ฒ โ€“ Working as normal. Our staff is available to help you with your needs. Those needing assistance should call 561-852-3333.

2. ๐— ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—›๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—น๐˜๐—ต ๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ด๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—บ๐˜€ โ€“ 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. ๐—™๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—”๐˜€๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ โ€“ Our Case Managers are able to assist you via phone and email. No in-person meetings are available at this time.

4. ๐—™๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ฑ ๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ด๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—บ๐˜€ โ€“ 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. ๐—–๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—˜๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ผ๐˜†๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐—ฆ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐˜€ โ€“ Our CES team is working remotely. No in-person meetings or consultations are available at this time.

6. ๐—ฆ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฆ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐˜€/๐—›๐—ผ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜‚๐˜€๐˜ ๐—–๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐— ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ โ€“ Operating normally with slight modifications.

7. ๐—ช๐—ฒ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐——๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐—–๐—ผ๐—บ๐—บ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ถ๐˜๐˜† ๐—–๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ โ€“ Currently CLOSED for programs and activities until further notice.

8. ๐—–๐—ผ๐—บ๐—บ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ถ๐˜๐˜† ๐—ข๐˜‚๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ต ๐—ฆ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐˜€ โ€“ Our Outreach Coordinators are working remotely. No in-person meetings or consultations are available at this time.

9. ๐—ฉ๐—ผ๐—น๐˜‚๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ด๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—บ๐˜€/๐—ฆ๐˜‚๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ฆ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐˜€ โ€“ 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. ๐—ฃ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฒ: ๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿญ.๐Ÿด๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿฎ.๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿฏ ๐—˜๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—น: ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ณ๐—ผ@๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ท๐—ณ.๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ด


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.

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

6/29- Elissa Love, MSW-Mental Health and returning to work.

Please join us as we talk about our Mental Health while returning to the workplace. We will discuss some struggles we may come across and how to best deal with our feelings/thoughts.

Caregiver Support Group


Thursdays at 10:30 AM EST

For adult caregivers ongoing until August 20th - Facilitated by Ariel Mantzoor, MSW

Join Zoom HERE.

Meeting ID: 622 457 557

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.

Grandparent Support Group

Wednesdays at 11:45 AM

Join Zoom HERE.

Parent Caregiver Support Group (Evening)

Join Zoom HERE.

Bereavement Support Group

Mondays & Wednesdays

Mondays | 6/1 at 3:00 PM

Wednesdays | 6/3 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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