Refugee & Immigrant Services

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.

Contact us at ris@jfsseattle.org or by phone.
South King County Office: (253) 850-4065
Eastside Office: (425) 643-2221

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JFS Soccer team brings refugees together.

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A Refugee Story

Mitra tells her family’s story of navigating their way to America.

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Beyond Resettlement

JFS works with HIAS, formerly the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, to resettle refugees assigned by the U.S. Department of State. We provide a required set of services from pre-arrival through the first 90 days of the resettlement period. But, our work with our new neighbors extends far beyond that initial three-month period, from Day 91 through citizenship. JFS helps refugees, immigrants and asylees to become economically, socially and civically integrated in our community.

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Upcoming Events

Creative Healing Group
November 22 at 1:30 pm

Creative Healing Group
November 29 at 1:30 pm

PCC Food Bank Night
December 2 at 6:30 pm

Kosher Food Bank
December 4 at 5:00 pm

Adult Mental Health First Aid
January 23, 2020 at 9:00 am

Families Fight Hunger
January 26, 2020 at 1:00 pm

PCC Food Bank Night
February 18, 2020 at 6:30 pm

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