Jewish Family Service

Of The Desert

For over 35 years, JFS Desert has provided important social services to the people of the Coachella Valley – regardless of religious affiliation. We offer many programs that can improve the quality of your life. You may reach out to one of our varied programs offered for seniors, get involved with a support group, or cope through a tough time with the help of one of our therapists.

Thank You To Our Patron Sponsors and Major Donors • July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018 ($1,000 and above)

Alice Abt • The Jerome & Anastasia Angel Charitable Trust • Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians • Janet & Steven Anixter • Phyllis Apelbaum • Barbara Arnstein • Frances Belzberg • Rebecca Benaroya • Sally & Miles Berger • Robin & Robert Berman • Audrey & Joe Bernstein • Harriet Bernstein • Elaine Blitz • Dr. Alfred Bloch • Sheri & Jim Borax • Bonnie Carmell • Jean Carrus • Joanne & Bill Chunowitz • Jacqueline & Ed Cohen • Marvin Conney • Carol Cornell • Peggy Cravens • Gary Damsker • Leslie & Gordon Diamond • Nancy & Dennis Ditlove • Susan DuBow • Phyllis Eisenberg • Eileen Eisenberg & Marc Kashinsky • Lee Erwin & Dr. Tim Jochen • Sandra Evans & Ann Pelgorsch • Suzanne & Jeffrey Feder • The late Violet Felix • Cheryl & Robert Fey • Sande & Edward Fineman • Gerald Fogelson & the late Georgia Fogelson • Barbara Foster & Michael Monachino • Carol & Dr. Ron Fragen • Joyce & Harold Frank • Joan & Mel Freeman • Susan Freeman & Richard Kahn • Barbara Fremont • Joyce & Henry Freund • Lori & Howard Friend • Barbara & Bernard Fromm • Helene Galen & Jamie Kabler • Brenda Garber-Frank • Marshall Gelfand & the late Jacqueline Rudman • Angie Gerber • Harold & Diane Gershowitz • Carolyn & Robert Goldberg • Jacqueline & Alvin Goldfarb • Susan & Sheldon Good • Wendy & Bob Goodfriend • Shelli Goodman • Panna & Joseph Goott • Rachel & Edward Gubman • Margot & Jerome Halperin • David Herrlinger • Rosemary & Sanford Hertz • Anne Holland & Greg Meidel • Roberta Holland • Vicki & William Hood • Joan Dale & R.D. Hubbard • Peggy Jacobs & Bob Howard • Loreen Jacobson • Lois Johnson • Barbara & Ronnie Kahn • David Kaplan & Glenn Ostergaard • Judi Kaplan • Susan Karsen & Sanford Seplow • Kenneth Katz • Barry Kaufman & Margo Handelsman • Debra & Michael Kay • Barbara & Jerry Keller • Joan & Henry Kerns • Drs. Terri & Bart Ketover • Lori Kim • Maxine & Joe Kirshenbaum • Morton Kirshner & the late Sally Kirshner • Susan & Bruce Konheim • Vernon Kozlen • Cicely Lawson • David Lee • Dorothy & Melvyn Lefkowitz • Joanie Lehr • Annette & Ted Lerner • Pearle Rae & Mark Levey • Jackie & Jeffrey Levin • Susan & William Levin • Sonia & Seymour Levinthal • Carol & Henry Levy • Reva & Don Levy • Bertel Lewis • Barbara & Ken Lieberman • Andy Linsky • Terry & Dr. Paul Lubar • Connie & Robert Lurie • Leonard Macias • Donna MacMillan • Katherine & Judd Malkin • Marilyn Malkin & Larry Wolf • Yvonne & Steve Maloney • DeDe & Harold Marchick • Susan & Fred Mardell • Harold Matzner • Susie & Pat McBaine • Linda McCausland & Peter Nicklin • JoAnn McGrath • Raju Mehta • Susan Meredith • Marnie Miller & Joseph Noren • Sarah Milmet & Leo Milmet • Joanne & Dr. Myron Mintz • Laura Mintzer • Elaine & Jerry Morgan • Charlotte & Lester Morris • Susie Morton • Marcia & Irwin Narter • Nancy & Charles Nevil • Patty & Arthur Newman • Christina Olson • Dorothy & Gilbert Palay • Mimi & Harold Paley • Fefe Passer & Al Bloch • Joseph Pestano • Bernard Plack • Rhoda & Issie Rabinovitch • Nora & Don Rado • Barbara & Michael Resmo • Emma Riddle • Linda & Manny Rider • Rella & Monroe Rifkin • Peter Rittenhouse • Diane Rubin & Leonard Eber • Keith Rudman • Jan Salta • Faye Sarkowsky • Gail & Robert Scadron • Phyllis & Gary Schahet • Dr. Arthur Schiff & Mary Carter • Esther Schoenfeld • Sherry & Howard Schor • Aubrey Serfling • Annette Shapiro • Ann Sheffer & Bill Scheffler • Linda Shirvanian • Councilwoman Iris & Thom Smotrich • Aviva & Ron Snow • Nona S. Solowitz & Mike Cheley • Jill & Allan Steinberg • Jacqueline & Dean Stolber • Nancy G. Stone • Sheila & Ira Stone • Sona & Dan Stork • Shelly & Ronald Tamkin • Myra & Royal Taxman • Ladda Toelkes • Milan Tojagic • Helen Varon • Arlene & Irwin Volk • Judith Wallis • Judi & Peter Wasserman • Mitzi Webber • Mary Werksman • Nina & Robert Wernick • Art Williams • Joyce Wolff • John Zeller • JFS Auxiliary • Weingart Foundation • Desert Healthcare District • Regional Access Project Foundation (note- majority of approved funds will be applied to FY 17-18) • Jewish Federation-Senior Care Management • Jewish Federation-Mental Health • Jewish Federation-Ner Tamid • Jewish Federation-Let’s Do Lunch! • Kaiser Permanente Riverside Medical Center • Fogelson Family Foundation • United Way of the Desert • United Way of the Desert • Auen Foundation • Change a Life Foundation • City of Rancho Mirage • City of Indian Wells • Champions Volunteer Foundation • Gary Broad Foundation • Newman’s Own Foundation • Desert Healthcare District • Annenberg Foundation • Regional Access Project Foundation • San Manuel Band of Mission Indians • Pacific Western Bank • Grace Helen Spearman Foundation • Jewish Federation of the Desert • Union Bank • Palm Springs-CDBG • Regional Access Project Foundation • Kaiser Permanente Riverside Medical Center • Bank of America •

Services

JFS Desert is known as a caring refuge and resource for people seeking guidance, comfort, new skills, and hope during difficult times.

FIND FOOD BANK and JFS Desert work together with Congressman Raul Ruiz's

Every year JFS Desert hosts fundraising events to support the general community throughout the greater Coachella Valley.

Ways To Give

You can help!  Make a fast, easy, secure donation today.  JFS Desert is a nonprofit organization and your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

2018 Patron Party

Our Mission

The Mission of JFS Desert is to provide for the social service needs of the Jewish and general community throughout the greater Coachella Valley with a commitment to promote the well-being of people of all ages, incomes and lifestyles.

Our History

Since its inception as part of the Jewish Federation of Palm Springs and Desert Area in 1982, JFS has grown—not just in size, but in its ability to serve the people of the Coachella Valley. Beginning as a small group of volunteers who checked in on seniors and disabled people who lived alone, JFS Desert has evolved into an organization of professionals and volunteers that provide a broad range of support and services to thousands of Southern California residents each year.

"Thank to our volunteers. The compassion our volunteers show JFS Clients is an inspiration to us all"

Donors are the lifeblood of JFS

Hello! I’m Maureen Forman

Executive Director

JFS is a non-denominational agency, founded on the Jewish Principle of Healing the World, wherever in the world you may be. We are passionate about our Valley! JFS has served the social service needs of the Coachella Valley for over 37 years and now provides over 10,000 face to face services a year in mental health services , school counseling, senior assistance, camperships and special programming for the Jewish community . If it touches the heart of the valley, it touches the heart of JFS! Become a member of the JFS family by volunteering or donating. Show Your Passion for Our Valley!

JFS EXTENDS OUR DEEPEST THANKS TO ALL OUR GENEROUS COMMUNITY PARTNERS!

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