Generously funded by the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, JEVS Helping Hands provides free career counseling services that assist members of the Jewish community who are under the age of 65, with an income no higher than 250% above federal poverty level, underemployed or unemployed and experiencing financial burdens as a result of job loss due to the pandemic, have been out of work long-term, or are feeling anxiety about returning to the workplace. The program has been a trusted resource for over 75 years and is designed to provide a supportive environ­ment as you search for your next employment opportunity.

We help individuals find meaningful, satisfying work based on previous work history, abilities, strengths and interests. You will work one-on-one with a career professional who will guide you in identifying your marketable job skills, while improving your confidence and keeping you motivated during the process. In addition, we have extensive employer connections and can provide job search assistance for program jobseekers. Services provided:

  • Reworking your résumé
  • Interview practice
  • Applying and following up on job openings
  • Help with staying productive during the job search
  • Creating, updating your LinkedIn profile
  • Networking strategy
  • Referrals to community support resources such as counseling, legal resources, unemployment benefits, housing/childcare issues and more

At this time, the JEVS Helping Hands program staff are available to work with individuals via telephone appointments or Zoom video conference.

To schedule appointments Monday-Friday, contact the program by calling (215) 832-0878 or email

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