What’s New at JFSRI

JFS Board of Directors votes to support a proposed merger with JSA and continue to take necessary steps to bring a merger to fruition. read more

Statement of Social Justice – As a people who have experienced and understand the implications of being a minority, it is a defining value to speak out on behalf of the disadvantaged and work toward justice wherever possible. In the daily work of Jewish social service agencies, we serve many people who struggle with poverty, hunger, and lack of opportunity. We believe that every person carries a divine spark within, and as such deserves dignity and respect. We believe that the path to a stronger community rests on building connections among us that promote collective strength, not isolation. This is the time to grow in understanding and compassion, and to act to address these concerns. Together, our actions will take root so that poverty, hunger, and prejudice no longer have a place in our communities.

The Senior Café menus are available to view: Providence Temple Menu August Cranston Temple Menu August

Please join friends from the Kosher Senior Café at our End of Summer Party at Goddard State Park on September 1 from 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM. Reservations are required. Click here for details.

Partners in Care– Find out more about our new partnership with AmeriCorps and see how it will help Caregiving Families in Rhode Island. Partners in Care

The Providence Kosher Senior Café has temporarily relocated to Temple Emanu-El, 99 Taft Avenue, Providence while the Dwares JCC undergoes extensive renovations. Please park and enter on the Morris Avenue side of the building for easy access to the social hall where meals are served Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at noon.

The Kosher Meals on Wheels program is looking for volunteers. More information is available here.


Hours & Closings

JFSRI is open from 8:30am to 4:30pm on Monday through Thursday and from 8:30am to 4:00pm on Friday. Evening hours are by appointment.