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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Family Reunification

The Family Reunification Program (Lautenberg) for lawful U.S. residents from former Soviet Union countries is now open!

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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

Staying Grounded During COVID-19
December 7 at 10:30 am

Staying Grounded During COVID-19
December 14 at 10:30 am

PCC Food Bank Night
December 15 at 5:45 pm

Virtual Youth Mental Health First Aid (FULL)
December 16 at 9:00 am

Staying Grounded During COVID-19
December 21 at 10:30 am

Staying Grounded During COVID-19
December 28 at 10:30 am

Virtual Adult Mental Health First Aid (FULL)
December 30 at 9:00 am

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