The Mission of Jewish Family Service of the 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. For more information, contact Kraig Johnson, Community Director, (760) 325-4088, ext, 101. 

Artwork created by local Holocaust survivors at a recent Cafe Europa Event











Cafe Europa is a social club inviting Holocaust survivors to meet regularly to build supportive relationships and participate in social and educational activities including holiday celebrations and entertainment.


JFS Auxiliary Members visit the homebound to celebrate the weekly holiday and provide the makings of a Shabbat meal.

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JFS provides scholarships for local boys and girls to attend Jewish summer camps. Scholarships subsidize the cost of attending a Jewish camp and are awarded based on financial need. Priority is given to children who have never had the chance to experience a Jewish summer camp.

JFS is now accepting applications for scholarships for local Jewish youth to attend overnight summer camp. Please see attached campership application for further details.     2018 Application Campership

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