“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.”
Jewish Vocational Service (JVS) engages, encourages and empowers people to achieve social, cultural and economic integration.
Thriving Communities, Strengthened by Diversity
JVS believes all people have intrinsic worth and dignity, and all people can flourish with support.
JVS was established in 1949 to assist Holocaust survivors, refugees and veterans returning from WWII, enabling them to begin new lives in our community. Today, we welcome all persons from across the globe fleeing war and persecution in search of a better life. We engage, encourage and empower refugees and immigrants through a variety of programming and services designed to move our newest neighbors from “surviving” to thriving.
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.
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.