JCS continues to serve Rhode Island


The building at 1165 North Main St. may be closed to visitors and clients, but the folks at Jewish Collaborative Services have remained active and continue serving the community throughout the COVID-19 crisis.

All of their programs, from the Kosher nutrition, the Kosher food pantry and counseling to Lifeline, Adoption Options and kesher have continued operating.

Take JERI, for example. The staff is staying connected to nursing home and assisted living residents by making phone calls and delivering care packages during a time when these seniors can’t have any visitors.

Thanks to a donation from Friends of Jewish Seniors, JERI staff members, Susie and Dori Adler recently prepared more than 100 chocolate bars for delivery to nursing home residents at 26 facilities across Rhode Island.  Each chocolate bar had an individually wrapped message.

Meal site members now get their meals delivered. There are approximately 60 people getting meals five days a week. And they can participate in weekly online programming organized by Neal Drobnis, nutrition coordinator.

For more information on all of Jewish Collaborative Services programs, call    401-331-1244.