Refugees & Immigrants

The Jewish community understands what it is like to leave one’s home and resettle in a foreign land. That historic experience fuels our desire to help refugees and immigrants make a successful transition to self-sufficiency. Our culturally diverse staff is recruited directly from the ethnic communities we serve. JFS offers:

  • Resettlement
    Refugees and immigrants from all over the world are supported and encouraged as they integrate successfully into their new environments. Learn more with our Refugee Resettlement FAQ.
  • Volunteer Opportunities
    There are so many ways you can help!
  • Do-It-Yourself Donations for Refugees
  • Tatweer: Mentorship for Professionals
    Tatweer helps meet the needs of resettled refugees who have professional degrees and experience. Volunteer mentors provide coaching and support.
  • Language Classes
    English as a Second Language (ESL) classes are offered at varying levels.
  • Employment Services
    We assist with employment assessment, job readiness, employment counseling and job placement & retention.
  • Information & Assistance
    We ensure that eligible elderly, low-income individuals and adults with disabilities are aware of and provided basic and necessary services. Services include outreach, assessment of clients’ needs and client assistance in their own language.
  • Social Services
    We provide assistance in applying for low-cost housing, translation services for school, medical and legal needs, assistance with citizenship applications, classes and support & referral services.

JFS serves individuals and families from King and Snohomish Counties. All programs are offered at no charge to participants and are made possible by generous funding from the following sources:

For more information, please contact

  • South King County Office: (253) 850-4065
  • Eastside Office:(425) 643-2221

Upcoming Events

Kosher Food Bank

December 7, 2016

NAMI Family Support Group

December 7, 2016

Good Mood Life

December 13, 2016

Chanukah Basket Making and Delivery

December 18, 2016

Sha'arei Tikvah Chanukah Celebration

December 18, 2016