Family & Youth

The Jewish Federation is committed to providing family and youth services that enrich both the mind and body. Comprehensive, caring social services strengthen the individual, the family, and the community. Social, cultural, recreational, and educational programming is available for the whole family – from 6 weeks to 60+ years old.


Support | Education | Independence | Confidence | Community | Jewish Living

Core Programs

Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey


PJ Library | Gift of Israel | Scholarships | Financial assistance | Young Adult Division

Jewish Community Foundation, Inc. (JCF)


Scholarships | Emerging Leader Award

Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC)

Teen Israel Advocacy Series | GHMEC March of Remembrance


Samost Jewish Family & Children's Service (JFCS)


Family and individual counseling | Support groups | Special needs recreational, educational, and social programs | Holocaust survivor support and benefit assistance | Veteran support and benefits assistance | Domestic violence awareness and support services


Stories from the Heart

As first-time parents, Robyn and her husband Gary weren’t sure how best to link their daughter Danielle to her Jewish heritage. “We’re not a religious family, but we’re definitely connected to Jewish culture, history, and traditions, as well as community.” PJ Library fit the bill perfectly by sending a vibrant, engaging children’s book on Jewish topics and themes each month – entirely for free. At holiday celebrations, their curious little reader knows just what’s going on. And when Danielle falls in love with a new book, she brings it to school for story time. “She’s proud of the information she’s learning and sharing with her friends!” – Robyn, PJ Library parent

“When my son was four, he became afraid of swimming and refused to go in the water. That spring, I heard of the JCC Camps at Medford and signed him up. He is now six. This is his third summer and he received the most improved swimmer award this summer! When I asked him if he wanted to go again next year, he said, ‘Duh. I’m going every year even when I am a CIT and a counselor.’” – Katz JCC camp parent

When a preschool teacher came to one of the JFCS Betsy & Peter Fischer Food Pantries, she broke down in tears – tears of happiness and gratitude. Previously, she was denied assistance, because she did not live in the county in which the other pantry was located. Devastated and embarrassed, someone told her to try JFCS. She was given bags of food with kindness and consideration. She was told to come back the following week for more. She was treated with dignity, which not only provided peace of mind, but also ensured her two little girls had the food they needed.

In the very near future, all of the survivors of the Holocaust will not be around to tell their stories. The impact of hearing about the Holocaust from a witness is immeasurable. The JCRC’s Goodwin Holocaust Museum & Education Center (GHMEC) brings together all of the generations following Survivors to preserve the stories of their parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents through the “Generations after the Shoah” group, encouraging Survivors to share their stories with their families and for their families to share those stories with others.


Make a difference in someone’s life by volunteering.


BookMates | Homework Help & Hugs | Teachers' Helpers | Kosher Food Pantries | Teen and B'nai Mitzvah Projects | Summer Intern for the Voice | Summer Intern for JCRC | ACHaD Special Needs Department | Lions Gate Volunteer


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