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 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.
  • 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, Pierce and Snohomish Counties. Most programs are offered at no charge to participants and are made possible by generous funding from the following sources:

For more information, please contact

Upcoming Events

National Refugee Shabbat

October 19, 2018

Creativity & Healing Group

October 22, 2018

“Crime After Crime” Film Screening and Panel

October 25, 2018

Creativity & Healing Group

October 29, 2018

Parent Support Group

November 1, 2018