Welcome to JCRS!

A legacy of helping Jewish youth since 1855.

Jewish Children’s Regional Service (JCRS) is the oldest existing Jewish children’s social services organization in America - providing a financial safety net to vulnerable Jewish youth throughout the south for over 150 years. Through generous supporters like you, JCRS is able to reach out to over 1,000 youth annually with unique programs that are unavailable elsewhere.

Some of these are:
- paid college scholarships, including grants and no-interest loans
- caring services for kids with developmental problems and special needs
- once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to experience the joy of summer camp

Donate today to help send a child to camp, provide a therapist for a child with autism, or send a low-income student to college. Read more about our Summer Camp Scholarships, College Aid, and our Special Needs program, among others.

About our Services

Our Services at a Glance

We are primarily focused helping Jewish children and families with the below programs & services:

Success Stories

Improving Young Tomorrows

We're pleased to feature our JCRS Success Stories - highlighting the accomplishments and journeys of outstanding JCRS Kids. Take a look, and you'll see why we're so proud. Read about Molly, Lana, Aaron, and others we've served and helped to become accomplished adults.


Save the Date: Hanukkah gift Wrap-A-Thon – September 28,2014
  Help us secure and wrap Hanukkah gift sets for special Jewish children and institutionalized adults across our region. Thousands of gifts to wrap!! All gifts and wrapping materials are supplied. Do a mitzvah while earning community service hours. Place: Goldring-Woldenberg Campus, West Esplanade Avenue, Metairie Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Alternative Site: Contact […]
August 12th, 2014
In his acceptance speech for one of his record-breaking 12 TONY Awards for The Producers, Mel Brooks thanked an “avalanche of Jews” for the gift of American Broadway musicals. The Jewish legacy in theater – from the Yiddish Theatre to Gershwin, Sondheim, Rogers and Hart – is unlike any other creative force and lives on […]
January 30th, 2014
Photos from Jewish Roots of Broadway
October 23rd, 2013

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