We envision a welcoming and nurturing community in which individuals and families receive encouragement, support, and respect.
In accordance with Jewish ethics and values, we embrace the spirit of tikkun olam (healing the world) by:
valuing diversity among our staff, volunteers, clients, and Directors,
fostering the independence and self-determination of all who seek our assistance,
supporting families, however our clients define them (e.g. inter-generational, same-sex parents), and
welcoming the entire community of Orange County to our programs.
In 1984, a one-quarter time director and ten volunteers took turns answering a telephone in a windowless room. They took calls from new mothers, widowers, parents of adult children with disabilities, families financially struggling to hold on to their homes and many more. They made referrals when it was possible and began to provide their own support when available resources proved insufficient. From these humble roots, Jewish Family Service grew and now employs over 15 staff, supervises over 200 volunteers, and touches the lives of hundreds of people each year through care management, at-home companionship, telephone reassurance, counseling, emergency assistance, and referrals.
We are indebted to the Jewish Federation of Greater Orange County from which Jewish Family Service originally grew its roots and which continues to support us today.
|720 Route 17M||68 Stewart Avenue|
|Middletown, NY 10940||Newburgh, NY 12550|
Directions to Middletown Office: Take Route 17 West (Quickway) to Exit 119. Make a left onto Route 302 and follow to light. Make a left at the light onto Route 17M for approx. ½ mile.
Past Maples Farm on your left & go through the light. Office building is just past the light on your right. Sage colored office building – sign says Archibald Taylor Insurance & Jewish Family Service.
Directions to Newburgh Office:Take Route 84 East to Exit 7B for Route 300. Make a right at the end of the ramp. Take the first left onto Stewart Avenue. You will see the building (old house) on the left.
Cynthia Weintraub, President
Deborah Pariser, Vice President
Betty Grossman, Secretary
William Carrick, Treasurer
The Hon. Gertrude Mokotoff
Dr. Ellen Solomon