Outreach & Community Programming

Programs & Services at Retirement Communities

JFS volunteers invite senior living in 10 senior communities to attend Shabbat services at their communities on a monthly basis. Shabbat services are currently held at, Atria Oakridge, Brookdale North Raleigh, Independence Village, Magnolia Glen, Preston Pointe, Stoneridge Gracious Senior Living, Sunrise North Hills, The Gardens at Wakefield Plantation, Whispering Pines and Woodland Terrace. To learn when is the next service, visit our calendar.

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Shalom Baby is designed to help Jewish families in the Raleigh-Cary area celebrate the birth or adoption of their babies and welcome them to the Jewish Com
munity through a delivery of a special Shalom Baby gift bag. Shalom Baby is a program of Jewish Family Services and the Jewish Community Center. Bags are assembled and delivered by JFS volunteers directly to your home! Sign up here.

Bikur Cholim

JFS volunteers visit members in the Jewish community currently receiving care at a local hospital, rehab or nursing facility. Bikur Cholim volunteers are trained and provide comfort to patients in a time of need. Bikur Cholim is currently offered at WakeMed Raleigh, WakeMed Cary, Rex Hospital, Duke Raleigh.

Holiday Outreach

JFS coordinates several Holiday and Shabbat outreach efforts to provide families and individuals in need the experience and opportunity of Jewish traditions when they may not be able to take part in the greater community. Whether they are home bound, isolated or have a financial need, JFS is here to provide the Jewish connection. Among these are catered Kosher-style Shabbat and holiday meals, a Chanukah Gift Drive, Passover bags and more.

Community Events and Workshops

Date & Time Event
Sunday, July 15, 2018 - Wednesday, August 15, 2018 All Day JFS Community Connections: School Supply Collection
Thursday, July 19, 2018 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm JFS Family Connections: Prioritizing Play: Encouraging Creativity During The Summer Temple Beth Or, 5315 Creedmoor Road, Raleigh, NC 27612
Sunday, July 29, 2018 11:00 am - 3:00 pm JFS & JCC Healthy Living College Connection Raleigh-Cary JCC, 12804 Norwood Road, Raleigh, NC 27613
Thursday, August 23, 2018 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm JFS Adult Connections: Family to Family- Coping with a Family Member's Mental Illness Beth Meyer Synagogue, Beit Am, 504 Newton Road, Raleigh, NC 27615
Thursday, September 27, 2018 All Day JFS Senior Connections: How To Talk To Your Healthcare Provider
Thursday, November 1, 2018 - Sunday, November 25, 2018 All Day JFS Community Connections: Chanukah Gift Drive
Sunday, November 18, 2018 All Day JFS Family Connections: Internet and Social Media Safety
Sunday, December 9, 2018 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm JFS & PJ Kick-Off To Kindergarten Raleigh-Cary JCC, 12804 Norwood Road, Raleigh, NC 27613
Tuesday, December 18, 2018 All Day JFS College Connections: Is My Student Ready For College? Beth Meyer Synagogue, Beit Am, 504 Newton Road, Raleigh, NC 27615
Sunday, January 27, 2019 11:00 am - 2:00 pm JFS Triangle Chicken Soup Cook Off Temple Beth Or, 5315 Creedmoor Road, Raleigh, NC 27612
Sunday, April 7, 2019 All Day JFS Good Deeds Day
Sunday, September 15, 2019 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm JFS Senior Connections: Senior Resource Fair

Good Deeds Day

Good Deeds Day is an annual tradition of good deeds. All over the world, hundreds of thousands choose to volunteer and help others, putting into practice the simple idea that every single person can do something good, be it large or small, to improve the lives of others and positively change the world. In 2017, Raleigh-Cary Jewish Family Services marked its 3rd year coordinating and leading this day with over 450 volunteers. Learn more here.


Sharsheret leads the national Jewish response to breast cancer and ovarian cancer by working with local community partners, to create and enhance culturally-relevant local breast cancer programs, support services, resources, and events. Raleigh-Cary Jewish Family Services became a Shrarsheret partner in June 2016.

Join us in September for our annual community collection to support Sharsheret’s Busy Box collection!

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