Jewish Family Services

Jewish Family Services (JFS) continues to proudly serve the Jewish Community and to reach out to those in need throughout Southern Maine. Our programs are designed to meet compelling, immediate needs in ways that demonstrate the commitment to gemilut chasadim (acts of loving kindness) in the service of tikkun olam (repairing the world). 


The amazing change we are creating in our community


2,000   LBS of food Distributed Per Month
180      Meals served by Kosher Meals on Wheels Each MONTH
140      Families (500+ individuals) served by The food pantry Each Month
18        Families Supported by Keep the Oil Burning
35        Jewish Family Services Volunteers

  • Children practicing tzedakah

  • Diaper Bank Distribution Day

  • Our Food Pantry

  • Wonderful donation of winter mittens and hats

Food Pantry

The pantry serves families and individuals from all over Cumberland and York Counties. We are affiliated with Good Shepard Food Bank and the Wayside Food Programs.

Diaper Program

JFS Became the first national diaper bank network participant in Maine in 2016.

Kosher Meals on Wheels

A program providing five kosher meals a week for individuals who are not able to cook for themselves.

Keep the Oil Burning

Distributes emergency funds to households facing utility shutoffs and other critical needs.

Russian Group

Our longest-running program of a small group of Russian immigrants who were sponsored by the JCA to come to the United States.

Holiday Giving

During Passover, JFS assembles and delivers Seder plates and Passover food to the elderly. For Hanukkah, sponsors in the community help those in need of assistance with holiday gifts and winter gear.