“The highest degree of charity is to take hold of persons who have been crushed…to find work for them, and thus put them on their feet that they will not be dependent on others.”
—Moses Maimonides

Our Mission

Our Mission

Jewish Vocational Service (JVS) engages, encourages and empowers people to achieve social, cultural and economic integration.

Our Vision

Our Vision

Thriving Communities, Strengthened by Diversity

Our Values

Our Values

JVS believes all people have intrinsic worth and dignity, and all people can flourish with support.

History

JVS was established in 1949 to assist Holocaust survivors, refugees and those returning from WWII, enabling them to build better lives in the United States. Today, our programs meet the needs of all who face barriers to employment. Whether it is coaching a client on how to request a disability accommodation from their employer or helping a newly-arrived refugee enroll their children in school, JVS works to empower people to address challenges to their self-sufficiency.

Our Services

Community Integration 

We empower all people to contribute to their community and encourage community accessibility and inclusivity. Our services help refugees, immigrants and their families become thriving members of their new communities.

Health and Wellness 

We engage individuals in activities that promote healthy bodies, minds, and relationships. JVS helps people navigate complex physical and mental health systems and provides direct therapy services.

Workforce Development

We encourage prosperity and economic stability through education, employment and entrepreneurship. JVS offers comprehensive employment services that help people assess their skills and interests, remove barriers, refine job search skills and match with the right job options. These services are tailored to apply to a diverse range of job seekers. Following job placement, we work with clients and their employers to ensure a positive, long-term employment relationship.

JVS Annual Report 2017
JVS Annual Report 2018
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