Mission & History

Our Mission

CJFS enhances quality of life and strengthens independence for individuals and families, with a primary focus on older adults, by providing exceptional support services in accordance with Jewish values.

History of CJFS

Collat Jewish Family Services began as a committee of the Birmingham Jewish Federation responding to the financial and social service needs of the Jewish community. In January 1990, CJFS was incorporated as a separate 501(C) (3) not-for-profit organization.

Today, CFJS serves the needs of older adults and people of all ages, the financially disadvantaged, and the mentally and emotionally distressed. CJFS provides comprehensive social services and outreach and education programs to both the Jewish and general community. CJFS currently receives support from the Birmingham Jewish Federation, the Birmingham Jewish Foundation, United Way of Central Alabama, charitable foundations, and generous grantors and individual contributors.