Mission (why we exist) To support and strengthen Central Iowa Jewish families

Vision (who we are) We want all Jewish families to feel valued and cared for by: Anticipating and providing assistive services that preserve individual dignity and health and enrich overall quality of life Offering educational, social, and cultural opportunities that celebrate Jewish identity, promote greater understanding of Jewish principles and traditions, and foster fellowship

Values (why we do what we do) Guided by our birthright of Tikkun Olam, we are grounded in fundamental Jewish values, especially: Treating all people with respect and compassion Helping Jewish seniors and families, however defined, help themselves Providing culturally-relevant and appropriate assistive services Partnering with others to broaden the reach and the positive impact of Jews in the community

Senior Adult Services

The overall mission of Senior Adult Services is to empower seniors to maintain independence with a dignified quality of life in their own home for as long as possible. JFS provides case management services and advocates to attain and access legal, psychiatric, and medical services for those in need. We hold monthly luncheons and outings around Central Iowa, in addition to providing routine transportation for those living independently. If you or someone you know would like to access our senior adult services, please contact Jody at jody@dmjfed.org or 515.419.5033.

PJ Library

We are excited to announce PJ Library. This is a national program that provides monthly books for Jewish and Interfaith families with children ages six months through eight years. PJ Library is free of cost to all families. If you are interested in being a part of our PJ Library community, please go to www.pjlibrary.org/communities/desmoines. If you have any questions please contact Jody Caswell at jody@dmjfed.org.


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Our Partners

We would like to thank United Way for their support of Jewish Family Services. JFS is a proud United Way Agency.United Way Logo