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.
Monday to Thursday:
8:30 am–4:30 pm
Friday: 8:30 am–4:00 pm
Evening hours available by appointment.
In memory of Norman Orodenker (z”l)
Jewish Family Service Past President (1979 - 1981)
Our sympathy and heartfelt condolences are deeply felt upon the passing of another wonderful leader of our JCS community.
Speak little, and do much. And receive every person with a pleasant countenance – (Pirkei Avot 1:15)
In memory of Robert Berkelhammer (z”l)
Jewish Family Service Past President (1988 - 1991)
We will always be indebted to Bob for his leadership, friendship and commitment to the mission of the agency.
You are not obligated to complete the work but neither are you free to abandon it – Mishnah (Pirkei Avot 2:16)
Latest News & Events
Tamarisk hosts Jewish Collaborative Services’ second annual meeting and the Friends of Jewish Seniors’ annual meeting
“There will be peace in the Middle East before Jewish Family Service (JFS) and Jewish Seniors Agency (JSA) merge,” said James Galkin, at Jewish Collaborative Services’ (JCS) second annual meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 5, quoting a well-known Jewish community leader who...
Calling all knitters, crochet experts and crafts people: The Friends of Jewish Seniors’ Knit Shoppe wants you!
If you love to knit or crochet, the Friends of Jewish Seniors, an initiative of Jewish Collaborative Services (JCS) wants you! Formerly the Women’s Association (of Jewish Seniors Agency), the Friends of Jewish Seniors raises funds for Jewish seniors in Rhode Island...
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.
For those seeking housing
For those who need nutrition aid
For disabled individuals
“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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Your donation will go directly toward programs serving individuals and families in greater Rhode Island.
Just a few hours a month can make a huge difference in the lives of your fellow community members.