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.
Featured News & Events
2021 Gutterman Lecture
A native of New Jersey, Tara McAvoy, LHMC, most recently lived in Maine and moved to Rhode Island because her wife, a United Methodist Minister, was transferred to a church in Hope, RI. They are the parents of an active four-year-old boy....
This lecture, “Enhancing Practice for Healthy Communities in Response for Societal Violence” is intended to push beyond the counterproductive rhetoric and binaries, to engage with the systemic factors that contribute to the culture of violence.
Executive Director of Shalom Apartments Susan Bazar offers steady leadership even in the midst of the pandemic
Even before COVID-19, the paramount focus for Shalom and Shalom II’s Executive Director Bonnie Sekeres was the health and safety of each and every Shalom Apartment resident. Now, as Rhode Islanders experience the 10th month of...
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.
Hans Bump, LICSW, traveled internationally as a young boy with his family, as his parents were adventurous, and his father had many overseas jobs. Recently, after many years of living in upstate New York, the Barrington, RI native returned to Rhode Island to help care...
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...
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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