Caring for Generations

Agency Leadership

Dear Friends,

Rimma Zelfand and David SchechterAs we wind down our sesquicentennial celebration this year, we take a moment to reflect not only on all that JF&CS has accomplished in 150 years but also our mission as we head into the future. From providing support to a substance-exposed newborn and his parents to providing companionship to a frail, isolated elder, we improve the lives of the most vulnerable in our community through a continuum of care across all stages of life.

Each year, JF&CS improves the lives of more than 17,000 people with 40 programs in more than 200 towns across Eastern and Central Massachusetts. We are in the business of strengthening families, enhancing quality of life for seniors and people with disabilities, and act as a safety net to people in need. 

As we look to the future, our priorities are not only to ensure the sustainability of our current programs but also to scale our core programs so that we can serve even more people and populations, filling unmet and even unknown needs in innovative ways.

We also look forward to more partnerships and collaboration with other Jewish and community agencies throughout Eastern and Central MA so that we can bring more programming to those in the community who need it most and encourage positive change.

JF&CS aspires to reach more people in more profound, long-lasting ways, helping people at all stages of life achieve greater physical, emotional, and financial resilience. Together with your support we can ensure that the services we provide today will be there for all who need them, today, tomorrow, and for the next 150 years.


Rimma Zelfand
Chief Executive Officer

David Schechter

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