JFS of Greenwich is a refugee resettlement agency, operating under the auspices of HIAS. Help is given to apply for medical and social services, public assistance, housing, employment resources, school registration, and ESL; immigration legal services are available. We strive to put recent arrivals on a path to self-sufficiency and success.


Jewish Family Services of Greenwich responds to existing and emerging needs of individuals and families of all backgrounds, by providing accessible, expert social services to promote self-sufficiency and resilience, and to enhance quality of life in our surrounding community.


Jewish Family Services of Greenwich is guided by the principles of tikkun olam, repairing and improving the world, and hachnasat orchim, welcoming the stranger with kindness.

We Are: 

  • Responsive, addressing urgent needs promptly in order to alleviate suffering
  • Compassionate, responding with sensitivity to the distress of others
  • Honorable, acting with integrity, fairness, and decency
  • Professional, offering comprehensive social services provided by highly qualified staff.
  • Inclusive, serving all people, regardless of race, religion, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, nationality, or ability to pay


To utilize our expertise, resources, and partnerships to improve quality of life and enhance well-being in our surrounding community, by providing access to comprehensive behavioral health support, resettlement and immigration legal services, and community engagement programs

Upcoming Programs

Zoom Program with Dr. Ilan Fogel

JFS of Greenwich invites you to a Zoom program on Tuesday, November 21st at 7:30pm. Hear from Dr. Ilan Fogel, a CT psychiatrist, who was in Israel when the war in Israel began. Learn about his experience offering behavioral health support to Israeli citizens & IDF soldiers. Free program open to all. Use this link to register:


Citizen Workshop Program

Melanie Zamenhoff, Director of Resettlement and Legal Services at JFS of Greenwich, will be leading a Citizen Workshop program on December 5th via Zoom. We invite you to join by registering here:


For more information email mzamenhoff@jfsgreenwich.org or call 203-622-1881.

JFS of Greenwich Single Mingle – A Delightful Evening Out

Tuesday, November 28th 6:30-8:30pm, $36
Greenwich & Delancey Delicatessen, 59 East Putnam Ave., Greenwich
Limited space- no walk-ins.

Women Supporting Women

In person support group focusing on nervous system regulation and providing practical skills for managing stress and anxiety in a safe space for emotional exploration.

Holiday Gift Drive

Help make the holidays a little brighter for our resettlement & under-resourced families.

Book Beat

Join Book Beat on December 7th at 7:30pm as we discuss The Matchmaker’s Gift By Lynda Cohen Loigman.
The discussion will be led by Judi Margolin, MS in Library Science.

Shop JFS of Greenwich’s Amazon Wish List

Shop JFS of Greenwich's Amazon Wish List & Help New Resettlement Families Feel at Home

Household items are urgently needed for resettlement families who are arriving to Greenwich within days. Shop on the Amazon Wishlist to select from a variety of household items for our new arrivals and help them feel welcomed in their new community!

Divorce Support Group

Gain support and strength from people who can relate to what you are going through.

Grief And Loss Group

Thursdays, 5:30-7:00 PM
Beginning March 3, 2022
New Members Welcome

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Jewish Family Services is closed on Saturday and Sunday and federal holidays .  Voicemails and emails are typically returned between the hours of 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Friday. If you believe you are experiencing a medical or mental health emergency, we recommend you call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.  You can also call 988 – the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline and speak to someone 24/7.

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