Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services

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Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services
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Headquarters New York, New York
David Rivel
Website The Jewish Board

The Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services (The Jewish Board) is one of the United States' largest nonprofit mental health and social service agencies and New York City's largest social services nonprofit.[1][2]

Its services are non-sectarian. There are over 3,300 employees and 2,200 volunteers serving over 43,000 New Yorkers annually at its community-based programs, residential facilities, and day-treatment centers in each of the five boroughs as well as Westchester.[3]

Programs available cover:

  • Mental health outpatient clinic for teenagers[4]
  • Adults Living with Mental Illness
  • Children and Adolescent Services
  • Volunteer
  • Jewish Community Services
  • Counseling Services
  • Domestic Violence & Preventive Services
  • Early Childhood & Learning
  • People Living with Developmental Disabilities
  • Professional and Leadership Development
The Hebrew Charities Building, built in 1899, formerly stood at Second Avenue and 21st Street in New York City and was the headquarters of United Hebrew Charities.[5][6]

The Jewish Board was created through the successive mergers of New York-area Jewish charitable organizations. The United Hebrew Charities was established in 1845 as an umbrella organization for the Hebrew Benevolent Fuel Association, the Ladies Benevolent Society of the Congregation of the Gates of Prayer, the Hebrew Relief Society, and the Hebrew Benevolent and Orphan Society. In 1926 it became the Jewish Social Services Association. It merged in 1946 with the Jewish Family Welfare Society of Brooklyn to form Jewish Family Services (JFS). A further merger with the Jewish Board of Guardians in 1978 resulted in the present-day Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services (The Jewish Board). In June 2015, The Jewish Board acquired $75 million worth of behavioral health programs from the Federation Employment & Guidance Services (FEGS).[6]


  1. ^ "David Rivel shakes up the venerable Jewish Board | Crain's New York Business". Retrieved April 24, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Meet New York's new largest social-services nonprofit". May 29, 2015. Retrieved June 9, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services » Programs and Services". The Jewish Board. Retrieved Mar 15, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services (JBFCS): Greenberg/Youth Counseling League". Retrieved April 24, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Hebrew Charities Building—The Gift of Solomon Loeb to Jewish Charity Dedicated—Mr. Rice Appeals for Endowment Fund", New York Times, May 19, 1899, p. 12.
  6. ^ a b Guide to the Jewish Family Service collection, 1875–1940; I-375, Center for Jewish History. Accessed online October 21, 2014.

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