Our thanks to the 2019 Presenting Sponsor

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Who We Are: Founded in 1908, Jewish Family Services is a community-based organization whose mission is to strengthen individuals, families and the community. We are an organization rooted in a rich history of Jewish values. We help individuals of all races, ethnicities, and religions in the two most important aspects of their lives: family and work. Through a unique combination of mental health and workforce development services, we serve over 5,500 individuals per year, helping them and their families achieve economic self-sufficiency and emotional stability. 

What We Do: We use a person-centered approach to tailor our services to meet the complex needs of the individuals and families who come through our doors. We help people and families become stronger. We guide. We counsel. We mentor. We teach. We strengthen relationships. We work closely with businesses to understand their hiring needs and meet the unique needs of job seekers by identifying transferable skills that can be applied to today’s hiring market and trends that will set them apart.

Why We're Important: Our goal has always been to provide the necessary support and skills to empower a person and families to create a vibrant, connected, and sustainable community.

The Result:

  • We help people achieve financial stability through employment

  • We meet employers’ hiring needs from entry level to professional

  • We help Survivors of Nazi Persecution live in dignity

  • We support caregivers with information and tools to better guide their loved ones

  • We help older adults maintain their independence

  • We lead families out of violence and into safety

  • We organize volunteers to give back and build a stronger community

How We Impact the Community: Through our workforce development and counseling services, Jewish Family Services helps our clients move from a life of crisis toward one of independence, self-sufficiency, and stability.

Because of Jewish Family Services in 2018:

  • 646 people secured employment, earning $21.80 million in wages and paying$5.45 million in taxes

  • 543 older adults and their caregivers maintained the independence of our community's seniors

  • 240 families in crisis are rebuilding their lives

  • 239 survivors of Nazi Persecution live in dignity

  • 287 volunteers are engaged and giving back to the community

  • 2,000 business customers work with us to build a stronger workforce

How You Can Help: There are many ways you can support Jewish Family Services.

  • Your financial support will enable us to continue to meet the needs of the Columbus community, helping individuals and families achieve economic self-sufficiency and emotional stability. Tax-deductible gifts can be made online at www.jfscolumbus.org/donate-now.

  • If you are a business owner or a hiring manager, contact us to learn how we can assist with your talent needs.

  • We have several volunteer opportunities throughout the year, including: our Friendly Visitor program, which provides socialization for our community’s seniors, our monthly legal clinics, and holiday food and gift drives.

Connect with Jewish Family Services

1070 College Ave

Columbus, OH 43209



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Executive Director: Dr. June Gutterman Ed. D.


Development Director: Scott Solomon

Email: ssolomon@jfscolumbus.org


Board Chair: Joy Soll