In the mid-nineteen eighties, the Jewish Federation of Pittsburgh assembled a task force to look at unmet needs of people with disabilities in the city’s Jewish community. Perhaps the most glaring unmet need to emerge from that study was for housing and support services for adults living with mental illness or with intellectual disabilities.

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Job Openings

Invitation from a past annual meeting

Jewish Residential Services is seeking a Supportive Living Counselor and Clubhouse Area Coordinator. For more information, please visit our Careers with JRS page.

 Workshop Series

Various time and dates. Click here to see the workshop schedule. 

Develop a vision for a Good Life; think about what you need to know and do; Identify how to find or develop supports; and Discover how to have an “Everyday Life” in your community.

 Remember. Repair. Together.

Honoring the lives lost and the people affected by the attack on three Pittsburgh synagogues—Congregation Dor Hadash, New Light Congregation and Tree of Life * Or L’Simcha Congregation—on October 27, 2018. A commemorative day of service, study and community. Click here to see all events taking place on October 27th.

Community Meeting

October 29, 2019, 7:00pm - 8:30pm, Community Day School, 6424 Forward Ave, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217

Know a young adult with intellectual or developmental disabilities who is ready to assume more independence? Jewish Residential Services, in partnership with Verland, is creating a new group home in Squirrel Hill offering 24-hour support in an environment that celebrates Jewish culture. Find out more at this community meeting. RSVP to or 412-325-0039 by October 22nd.

 Healing the Divide: A Social and Psychological Response to the Tree of Life Shooting

November 5, 2019, 8:30am - 4:30pm, Rodef Shalom Congregation, 4905 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213

In the wake of the Tree of Life tragedy, mental health professionals have wanted to help. Mental health professionals are on the front lines of treating both perpetrators and victims of violence. The Department of Psychiatry at UPMC is committed to providing education, empowerment, and solace to mental health professionals and to the broader community.  Click here for more information. 

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