Jewish Family Services

Jewish Family Services, a program of the Knoxville Jewish Alliance, is a vital service promoting, strengthening, and preserving individual, family, and community well-being in a manner consistent with Jewish philosophy and values.  Professional and volunteer services will respond to and support individuals, families, and the broader community through life's transitions. You can assist Jewish Family Services in accomplishing our goals by supporting the Knoxville Jewish Alliance Annual Campaign.  

JFS Resources

  • Information and referral services for individual and family counseling and psychological testing and evaluation. 
  • Evaluation and resource coordination for older adults.
  • Eldercare planning for elderly relatives’ short-term needs. 
  • Information about area assisted living facilities, nursing homes, and home health care agencies.
  • Community resource planning, including housing options for seniors, transportation, and other links to Knoxville community agencies.
  • Community family education.
  • Assistance with financial emergencies.

JFS Volunteer Opportunities

  • Visit residents of assisted living facilities and nursing homes
  • Lead our monthly JFS Shabbat service for seniors (held on the first Friday of each month at 4:30 PM)
  • Prepare Mitzvah meals for a family welcoming a loved one home from a hospital or rehabilitation stay
  • Help plan Jewish holiday parties for residents of area long-term facilities
  • Provide items for Chai bags for residents of area long-term care facilities
  • Provide Jewish holiday items for those living in long-term care facilities


Click here for a list of Knox County Food Pantries (updated September 2021)

How to request local JFS Assistance

All interactions with our JFS Director are confidential and by appointment only.  Clients must call for an appointment.  Please leave a message and the JFS Director will return your call when time permits.  The JFS Director's voicemail is confidential.  Most services are free or payable on a sliding scale. For more information, please contact:

Knoxville Jewish Alliance

The KJA's Jewish Family Services is a member of:

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