JF&CS History

A Timeline of History

JF&CS History

Founded in 1891

The Montefiore Relief Association, the predecessor of the Jewish Family & Career Services was founded in 1891.

In the late 1800's, there was an influx of Jewish immigrants to Atlanta. At the time, the two main synagogues, The Temple & Ahavath Achim Synagogue did not know how to meet the influx of Jewish immigration from Eastern Europe. The Montefiore Relief Association, the predecessor of the Jewish Family & Career Services was founded in 1891. Its purpose was to provide direct relief and loans geared towards helping an individual become self-supporting. More than 100 years later, this remains core to the mission of JF&CS.

JF&CS History

Established in 1911

The Morris Hirsch Clinic is established.

The Morris Hirsch Clinic was established in 1911 to provide outpatient medical services to those unable to afford care. It operated out of an old house on Capital Avenue. In the beginning, the small clinic was only open on Sunday mornings, but soon more beds were added to the clinic and a nurse was hired at an annual salary of $500.