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Jewish Vocational Service of MetroWest New Jersey (JVS) is a non-sectarian, community-based, social service agency dedicated to helping job-seekers—including those from underserved and often marginalized populations—acquire the skills and training they need to secure and maintain gainful employment over the short- and long-term.
For more information about our mission and history, please click here.
JVS provides assistance to the following underserved populations:
No; in fact, approximately 60% of the people we serve are not Jewish. Guided by our Jewish heritage and values, JVS believes everyone has something of value to contribute to the world—and deserves to live and be treated with dignity. Consequently, we serve clients from all walks of life, without regard to religious affiliation, age, race, gender, nationality, ethnicity, sexual orientation, political perspective, or socioeconomic status.
Simply, put EVERYTHING WE DO. JVS is Jewish not because of who we serve—but because of WHO WE ARE. Our mission is founded on the Jewish teaching that helping people help themselves is the highest form of tzedakah, or social justice. And, our vision of creating a world where everyone is empowered to fulfill their own potential, regardless of the challenges they may be experiencing, compels us to reach out to “the others” among us, those whom society often ignores.
For more information about who we serve—and the services we provide—please click here.
Our services fall into six program areas:
Career Counseling and Job Placement
Education and Literacy
Private Career School
Custom Business Solutions
For more information about the services we provide, please click here.
JVS has a singular focus: to provide our clients with the tools and training necessary to help them get and keep a job. Our staff of highly-trained and dedicated professionals meets of our clients where they are and tailors their approach to best meet the job-related needs and goals of each client. While we do provide other types of assistance on a limited basis (for instance, connecting clients to resources like SNAP, TANF, emergency housing, etc.), our primary focus remains helping our clients help themselves achieve economic self-sufficiency by preparing them to enter and be successful navigating today’s competitive workforce environment.
Each year, more than 2,000 individuals turn to JVS for help.
That’s a great question, and the answer is, in a variety of ways. JVS views our impact as a continuum—a series of benchmarks our clients meet as they progress toward achieving their ultimate goal of securing long-term gainful employment:
Research shows that economic self-sufficiency not only creates impact for those who achieve it but also for those they provide for. People who are able to adequately support themselves and their loved ones enjoy better physical and mental health, better education, a more stable home life, and greater opportunity—and pass those benefits on to future generations, as well. Consequently, the impact created by JVS not only changes the lives of those we serve—it changes the lives of those they serve, too.
For more information about our impact, please click here.
Absolutely. A donation to JVS is both a thoughtful and fitting way to pay tribute to the honor or memory of a loved one.
Yes. Jewish Vocational Service of MetroWest New Jersey is a community-based, non-profit organization. Our 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status is certified by the Internal Revenue Service.
We provide an official tax receipt to every JVS donor who makes a donation to JVS. If you’re making your donation via our website, you will receive an automated confirmation email detailing the date and amount of your gift, which will act as your official tax receipt. If you’re making a donation by phone, mail, or at an event, you will receive a written confirmation letter via traditional mail detailing the date and amount of your gift, which will serve as your official tax receipt.
YES! JVS believes in the value of collaboration; consequently, we offer area businesses and other community-based organizations a myriad of sponsorship opportunities—and a wide range of participation levels:
Always. If you have skills to share—and the time and willingness to share them—we would love to welcome you to our team. Current volunteer opportunities include:
For more information on donations, sponsorships, partnerships, and volunteer opportunities, please click here.