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Jewish Community Services

Integrating mental and behavioral health services with spirituality, combining the richness of Jewish traditions with social work practices.

Our Jewish Community Services offer individuals, families, and communities therapeutic services, spiritual and group counseling, workshops, consultations, trainings, and more. We also work within the community, offering services through Jewish organizations, such as synagogues, JCCs, Y’s, and schools, to enhance their services and programming.

We are here to support Jewish New Yorkers of all backgrounds, including Reform, Conservative, Orthodox, Chasidic, and unaffiliated, in addressing serious illness or injury, end-of-life care, loss and bereavement, making healthy life choices, addiction recovery, and other community care and support concerns.

Care that works for YOU.

ACCESSIBLE

Our intake team will connect you to experienced staff at a program located throughout the five boroughs who will help assess your needs and set up services.

PERSONALIZED

Our care plans are individualized to provide you the best care possible. Our team speaks a wide range of languages, including English, Spanish, Russian, and Haitian Creole.

DIVERSE

We serve people of diverse religions, races, gender identities, sexual orientations, and physical and intellectual abilities, and accept Medicaid and most major insurance plans.

How we support the mental health of the Jewish community.

Jewish Community Services (JCS)

  • We address: addiction recovery, crises and trauma, end-of-life care, family caregiving, loss and bereavement, pregnancy, prenatal, perinatal, and infertility issues, or serious illness or injury.
  • With the support of the UJA-Federation of New York, our skilled and experienced staff is always close at hand—in your synagogue, Jewish community center, Y, or school.
  • We serve people across all denominations of the Jewish faith. Our Jewish clients are Reform, Conservative, Orthodox, Chasidic, and unaffiliated.
  • The services we offer are: community education, crisis intervention, individual and group counseling, peer and mutual support groups, professional training, spiritual care, concrete financial assistance, and volunteer assistance.

JCS Recovery and JACS

Guided by Jewish faith-based values, JCS Recovery and JACS offer support through collaborative and attentive services that provide participants and their families seeking recovery the tools to put them on a path of health, well-being, recovery, and independence.

Our programs offer personalized recovery services to adults and families of all races, ethnicities, religions, gender expressions, and sexual orientations that include:

  • Free or low-cost services, regardless of medical coverage
  • Connection to a healing community
  • Support for all addiction categories
  • Mindfulness and compassion-based services
  • Virtual and in-person options.

Lev Initiative

The Lev Initiative provides holistic mental health support to those impacted by intimate partner violence, including their families or children, helping them find ways to be resilient, heal, and thrive.

Our services include:

  • Crisis and individual support sessions
  • Support groups
  • Psychotherapy
  • Emergency housing
  • Linkages to a variety of concrete services

HereNow

HereNow is a Jewish teen-led mental health movement that supports wellness and emotional resilience through creativity, events, and innovative online platforms.

We provide a platform and network for teens to meet, share what matters to them, and include their friends and peers in the conversation. The more open teens are about their feelings and challenges, the more open their friends, classmates, and families are likely to be about theirs.

Who is eligible?

Our counseling centers provide services regardless of a person’s ability to pay–this includes the underserved, those with little to no income, those that are insured as well as those who are uninsured or on Medicaid. We also provide care to active-duty military personnel and veterans.

Learn More About Our Programs.

Bereavement Support

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JCS Recovery

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Lev Initiative

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Ukrainian Support

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United Hearts for Israel

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1.844.ONE.CALL (844.663.2255) is a quick way to find services near you.

Our intake team is available Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, to help you schedule an appointment or share more information about our services.

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