"One People, One Heart" [The Jewish Renaissance Foundation (JRF) is a non-profit nonsectarian organization founded by individuals who feel compelled to act upon the teachings of the Jewish faith. We believe as citizens in a democratic society, we must respond to the needs of our neighbors and share our talents and resources. The JRF is committed to helping individuals/families become healthier and stronger].
What We Do
We believe in changing lives by creating hope and self-sufficiency, and we succeed by providing essential health and human services, community development and youth programs. Our life-improving services extend across all cultures and faiths, regardless of economic status. The JRF brings innovative ideas and culturally competent programs and services to advance the health and well-being of all people and we work to address barriers to economic self-sufficiency. Based in Perth Amboy, NJ, the JRF serves as both a Federally-designated Community Action Agency administering a range of anti-poverty programs and a Qualified Health Center providing primary care at our Community Health Center (CHC) to those who have limited access to health care. JRF's programs include, but not limited to: AmeriCorps, Alternative Education Program (AEI), Silver Linings, School Based Youth Services (SBYS), Step-Up (AUL Charter School), Emerging Leaders, Family Assistance Center (FAC) and the Bayside Family Success Center (FSC). The programs JRF operate use a strength-based approach offering access to information, support, training and resources for those in need. We have been enriching lives by touching over 5000 families per year, providing services for communities identified as being comprised of up to 80% low income residents. The JRF is a recognized collaborative partner who has been able to continue serving our communities through our current health and social pandemic.