Jewish Collaborative Services of Rhode Island (JCS) is a full-spectrum senior housing and social services agency serving Rhode Island and nearby Massachusetts communities. Our premier senior, housing, counseling, nutrition and other services bring peace of mind to thousands of individuals and families every year.
At JCS, we pride ourselves on leaving no one behind—if we don’t have the services you need, we will help you find someone who does.
Estelle Robinson Klemer
KLEMER, ESTELLE ROBINSON, 95, formerly of Pawtucket, RI, passed away July 18, 2020. She devoted herself to charitable work, including being Chair of the Board of the Jewish Home for the Aged, President of Jewish Seniors Agency (JSA), among other chair and board positions for many other organizations. Estelle was instrumental in the establishment of The Phyllis Siperstein Tamarisk Assisted Living Residence and Shalom Apartments in Warwick, and the Jewish Eldercare of Rhode Island (JERI) program. She received the Maurice Glicksman Leadership Award from JFS (now JCS) which recognized her exceptional commitment to the elderly of Rhode Island. May Estelle’s memory be for a blessing.
Latest News & Events
Even in midst of pandemic, seniors continue to receive five healthy lunches each week from Jewish Collaborative Services
For many years, Coordinator of Kosher Nutrition for Jewish Collaborative Services Neal Drobnis and his team provided seniors, in their homes or at the Dwares JCC or Temple Sinai, delicious and nutritious lunches to enjoy five days a week. That’s continued even since...
Accessing delicious, varied, and fresh-from-the-farm produce isn’t easy for many food pantries’ recipients, but it’s the summertime norm now at The Louis & Goldie Chester Full Plate Kosher Food Pantry (Kosher Food Pantry), one of Jewish Collaborative Services’...
Tamarisk, which has kept residents entertained and engaged throughout the pandemic, now permits scheduled visits
“Nothing is as we used to know it in any industry, given the pandemic. But JCS is not a retail business; the Phyllis Siperstein Tamarisk Assisted Living Facility’s ‘customers’ are families and their relationships. Maximizing those while the buzzwords of the day are...
After 41 years, Shalom & Shalom II Housing Executive Director Bonnie Sekeres bids adieu; Susan Bazar named to succeed her
Friday, July 13, 1979, was Bonnie Sekeres’ first day of work as executive director of Shalom Housing, which then had a single 100-unit affordable housing for seniors in Warwick, Rhode Island. While some people believe Fridays that fall on the 13th of a month are...
A Caring Community
JCS serves individuals and families of all ages, including seniors, adult children of seniors, disabled individuals, birth and adoptive parents, children, military families and others in need of services. We are an inclusive community, helping people of all religions and from all walks of life.
If you need help managing physical, emotional or financial challenges, our caring and professional staff can connect you with services to meet your needs. Call us at (401) 331-1244.
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For those who need nutrition aid
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“When we walk into Tamarisk we feel as though we are walking into my father’s home and not a facility. It’s such a comfort to know he is safe, has made wonderful friends with fellow residents and staff, and is eating delicious meals.”
“Jewish Eldercare of RI (JERI) may be one of the most creative responses to a crisis in nursing home care that any community anywhere has ever devised.” —The Jewish Voice of Rhode Island
“I just wanted to thank you for the wonderful care my mother receives. It has given me tremendous peace of mind to know that she is in a safe environment being well cared for while I am at work.”
“This has been a wonderful experience. Thanks to all involved!”
“From the moment my Dad entered the [Celebrations Adult Day] program, we could feel the warmth of the staff and clients. He loved attending each day and felt like he had a purpose in life.”
“My son had an accident last year and became terribly anxious. I didn’t know where to turn to get help.… Now he is so much better. I’m truly not sure what would have happened if we didn’t have someone help us at that crucial time.”
“The people who looked after mom will always be in my heart. She loved each and every one of them.”
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