CES Career & Employment Services

Today, the need for career and employment services is greater than ever. From first time job seekers to those in career transition, or the underemployed, Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services (Rales JFS) is pleased to better serve our community by offering Career & Employment Services (CES).

The CES program was created to help anyone in our community who wants to find employment. Guided by certified and licensed professionals, CES provides our clients with a wide range of services for job seekers. We also partner with local organizations like the Boca Raton YMCA, the Boca Raton Public Library, and assist Ukrainian refugees with career coaching.

Services Include:

    • Resume and cover letter development
    • Strategic use of job-seeking tools
    • LinkedIn profile development
    • One-on-one career coaching
    • Employment Workshops
    • Comeback Career Workshops: Assists women who have made professional compromises for family life, which often leads to employment gaps
    • Silver Fox Program: Assists seniors age 55 and older who want to continue working or re-enter the workforce with confidence
    • Project EM: Helps anyone living outside of our local community find employment
    • Mock interviews
    • Computer classes
    • Resources for career training
    • Resources for furthering education

By focusing on job candidates’ individual goals, the CES team creates customized action plans and offers support throughout the employment-seeking process. Let CES help you discover your true potential and assist you in the transformation from job candidate to “You’re hired!”

Complete this form to contact the Career & Employment Services department with general inquiries.

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Community Outreach

The JFS Community Outreach Program serves all residents in Boca Raton and Delray Beach, two of the county’s largest and most diverse cities. By working with community partners, including Synagogues, day schools, and other organizations, Outreach team members are Social Workers who bring all JFS programs and services into the community to help families gain access to the available supports as easily and efficiently as possible.

Support Services Include:

  • Case management
  • Counseling
  • Substance use support group  (Click HERE for Substance Use support information)
  • Support groups (Click HERE for Support Group schedule)
  • Psychiatric services
  • Senior services
  • Holocaust survivor’s assistance
  • Financial assistance
  • Access to Meals on Wheels and Jacobsen Family Food Pantry
  • Assistance with rides, companions and friendly visitors
  • Volunteer programs
  • Educational workshops

For more information: Community Outreach at  561.852.3333.

Domestic Abuse Education & Action

The Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services (JFS) Domestic Abuse Education & Action Program helps create a centralized place for victims to get the support they need to break the pattern of abuse and begin the journey to recovery.

Support Services Include:

  • Case Management
  • Outreach
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Education and Awareness for Teens and Adults
  • Coaching and Safety Planning
  • Financial Assistance
  • Information and Referrals

Programs Include:

TARA: A Workshop for Teens Against Relationship Abuse: Grades 9-12
Offers educational workshops for teens to help educate, refer, and intervene with other teens when they recognize abusive behaviors, while encouraging bystander intervention when abuse occurs. Topics taught include positive self-esteem, empowerment, healthy vs. unhealthy relationships, signs of dating abuse, peer and bystander intervention, and help for both the abused and the abuser.

Fresh Start: An Economic and Financial Empowerment Program
Provides a lifeline to domestic abuse survivors with programs to help sustain their mental health balance and offer strength to heal so they can rebuild their lives and careers.

For more information: Contact Domestic Abuse & Action Program at: 561-852-3333.

A special thank you to the Jewish Women’s Foundation of South Palm Beach County for funding this program.

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Disability Inclusion Services

JFS Disability Inclusion Services assists families with individuals with varying needs and abilities.

  • Individual and Family Counseling
  • Support groups for parents, caregivers, siblings (Sibshops) and grandparents
  • Psychiatric Services
  • Psychological Testing Services
  • Food & Financial Assistance includes but is not limited to:
    • Emergency Financial Assistance
    • Jacobson Family Food Pantry
    • Summer Camp Scholarships
    • ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) Therapy
    • Speech, Occupational and Physical Therapies
    • Adaptive Equipment
    •  Supportive Shadows
    • Respite Care
      – Respite care training program for persons who will work with individuals with disabilities.

JFS recommends South Palm Beach County Jewish Abilities (JAA) as another resource for families with individuals with varying needs and abilities:  https://southpalmbeach.jewishabilities.org/


For more information on the JFS Disability Inclusion Services, please call:   561.852.3333.

Toby and Leon Cooperman
Therapy & Family Resource Center

The Toby and Leon Cooperman Therapy & Family Resource Center (The Cooperman Center) services children with varying needs and abilities from birth to 22 years of age, and their families.

Sometimes a child is not able to meet important developmental milestones. That is where we come in with a variety of customized therapy options, early intervention, support groups, classes, and workshops for the entire family. Our team of experienced professionals will support and help guide you and your family through any challenges that arise in your parenting journey. We believe that optimal results are achieved when all aspects of a child’s life are taken into consideration.

With a wide variety of services and therapies provided under one roof, think of our center as a “One-Stop Shop” to help children and their families get the extraordinary care they need. The Cooperman Center is the only service provider in the area that provides financial assistance so that no family in need of services will be turned away. The Center is open to the entire community regardless of faith or beliefs.

The Objectives of The Cooperman Center

    • To provide children and young adults with varying needs and abilities affordable access to treatment and therapies that allow them to realize their maximum developmental, educational, and personal potential.
    • To equip parents and caregivers with the necessary information and support to ensure a therapeutic continuum.
    • To provide education and guidance needed to build stronger families.

Services Provided Through the Cooperman Center:

  • Financial Assistance
  • Mental Health Counseling and Therapy
  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Speech and Language Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Psychiatry and Medication Management
  • Psychological & Psychoeducational Testing
  • Individualized Family Consultation
  • Multipurpose Sensory Gym
  • Social Skills Groups
  • Therapeutic & Creative Expression Groups
  • Support Groups
  • Parental Support, Education, and Coaching
  • Workshops
  • Information and Referral Services

Email the Cooperman Center for more information.

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