President's Log
The Adams Street Shul

Congregation Agudas Achim Anshei Sfard

CJP and our network of agencies are here to help during these challenging times.

If you or someone you know needs help finding a new job, figuring out finances, getting support for your children or parents, or even making ends meet, the Jewish community is here for you.

Emergency Assistance
(funding for food, heat, housing and medication and referrals to community resources)

  • Jewish Family & Children's Service (JF&CS) 781-693-1409 
  • Jewish Family Service of Metrowest 508-875-3100
  • Yad Chessed 617-787-1133 (financial assistance only)

Employment and Career Services

  • Jewish Vocational Service 617-399-3162

Legal Assistance

  • Bet Tzedek (JF&CS)  781-647-5327

Domestic Violence

  • Kol Isha (JF&CS) 781-647-5327

Elder Care

  • CJP SeniorDirect  800-980-1982

Youth Mentoring and Family Case Management

  • Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters  617-558-6534

  • Significant financial challenges due to increased demand and the loss of state funding.   
  • General inquiries for employment services are up 30 percent from last year.
  • Emergency food requests have increased by 125 percent in the last few weeks.
  • A 90 percent increase in the number of calls related to financial assistance /need from seniors in the last two months.
  • More single parent families struggling with college payments, increasing debt and anxiety about potential job losses. 

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