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, October 22, 2017 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm JFS Community Connections: "The Illusionists"- Exploding The Perfect Body Myth Raleigh-Cary JCC, 12804 Norwood Road, Raleigh, NC 27613
Saturday, November 11, 2017 - Thursday, November 30, 2017 All Day JFS Community Connections: Chanukah Gift Drive
Monday, November 13, 2017 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm JFS Family Connections: Special Education 101 Temple Beth Or, 5315 Creedmoor Road, Raleigh, NC 27612
Thursday, February 1, 2018 - Wednesday, February 28, 2018 All Day JFS Community Connections: Community-wide Pink Shabbat
Monday, February 12, 2018 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm JFS College Connections: Financial Aid Session
Thursday, March 1, 2018 - Monday, April 30, 2018 All Day JFS Jewish Educational Loan Fund (JELF) application period
Sunday, April 15, 2018 All Day JFS Good Deeds Day

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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Learn more about Sharsheret here.

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