Jewish Agencies

6560 Poplar Avenue
Germantown, TN 38138
P: (901) 767-7440
F: (901) 767-9477

BBYO is a worldwide organization, which provides opportunities for Jewish youth to develop their leadership potential, a positive Jewish identity, and commitment to their personal development.

BBYO is divided into two components:  AZA (Aleph Zadik Aleph) for Jewish boys and BBG (B'nai B'rith Girls) for Jewish girls. Memphis is the proud home of five BBYO chapters:  Okeon AZA, Peres AZA, Kriger BBG, River City BBG, and Pearl BBG. Each chapter is an independently functioning, democratic group, made up of 12-50 members. These chapters program under the guidelines of the BBYO Mission Statement.

BBYO is a youth organization led by the youth themselves. Through participation in their chapters, our members learn by direct involvement. With guidance, advice, and support from adult staff, our members take active roles in planning and carrying out the many activities offered by BBYO. Read more


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Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, was founded by Henrietta Szold in 1912, and the Memphis chapter has been a presence since 1918. Together with a focus on Hadassah Medical Organization in Jerusalem, Hadassah Memphis draws upon the varied interests of its membership and works on social action issues, women and family health matters, concerns about resurgent anti-Semitism, staunch support of Israel through good times and hardships, legislative action on matters impacting women, children, and the Jewish community, environmental concerns, and a host of other causes. Hadassah is a pluralistic organization and welcomes women across all slices of the Jewish community. Our chapter is a proud member of the Southern Region of Hadassah, one of the most vibrant regions in the country.  If you are moving here, please contact the national organization at and move your membership.  If you are not a member, we invite you to join!

Jewish Family Service
6560 Poplar Avenue
Memphis, TN 38138
P: (901) 767-8511
F: (901) 763-2348

The oldest of all Memphis Jewish communal agencies, the roots of Jewish Family Service date back to 1865 when it was established to aid families stricken by the yellow fever epidemic. The diverse menu of service under the JFS umbrella includes individual and family counseling, elder support and special needs services, emergency assistance, family life education and parenting. Read more

Jewish Foundation of Memphis
6560 Poplar Avenue
Memphis, TN 38138
P: (901) 374-0400
F: (901) 374-0451

The Jewish Foundation of Memphis serves as the central endowment fundraising resource in support of Memphis-area Jewish institutions, agencies and communal needs. In addition, the Jewish Foundation assists individuals and families in achieving their charitable goals. Utilizing donor advised philanthropic funds, designated funds, agency endowment and operating endowment funds. Read more

Jewish Historical Society of Memphis and the Mid-South
6560 Poplar Avenue
Germantown, TN 38138

The Jewish Historical Society of Memphis and the Mid-South’s mission is to research, preserve, and disseminate the Jewish history of Memphis and the Mid-South. The society seeks to educate, encourage and promote research and study of the remarkable history of the Jews who helped shape Memphis and the region as well as those who continue to do so, in order to assure that our great Jewish legacy will be preserved and safeguarded for generations to come. Read more

Memphis Jewish Community Center
6560 Poplar Avenue
Germantown, TN 38138
P: (901) 761-0810
F: (901) 767-4888

The Memphis Jewish Community Center, located on 24 sprawling acres, is the place for everyone, with nearly everything, near you.  We offer classes, camps, programs, fitness and facilities that will meet almost every need for nearly everyone.  Almost everyone, of nearly every age can enjoy the offerings of the MJCC. From birth and beyond, you can find something for everyone in any of the departments within our facility. From the Art House, to the Family Water Park, to the Plough Wellness Center, to the Soccer Fields, and beyond, there is a program that will speak to you.

For over 60 years, we have provided enriching and inspiring services and programs for the entire community. 
We pride ourselves on being an open and inviting place for anyone to be a member.

The mission of the Memphis Jewish Community Center is to ensure Jewish continuity; to support Jewish unity; to enrich Jewish life, and to participate in and promote the well being of the Jewish and general community and the people of Israel.

We are an inclusive and welcoming community center in which everyone is welcome.  We are a place for everyone and do not discriminate based on age, race, religion or sexual orientation.

We are proud to partner with the United Way of the Mid-South and the Memphis Jewish Federation to provide the best service possible. Read more

Memphis Jewish Federation
6560 Poplar Avenue
Germantown, TN 38138
P: 901-767-7100

WE ARE dedicated to perpetuating Jewish values by taking care of others, educating people and involving them in Jewish life. Why? Because if we don’t, who will? We identify the issues facing our community and address them with our partners. For us, it’s what being Jewish feels like. Together we will do that because we are FEDERATION.

For almost a century, Memphis Jewish Federation has been building community and helping to make the world a better place. It’s a promise that social services and community organizations will remain strong and active for all of us as well as providing whatever is needed to Jews in need throughout the world. For you, Federation is an opportunity to be part of a caring community that gives back. And it’s an opportunity to foster and celebrate Jewish identity for future generations. Read more

Memphis Jewish Home & Rehab
36 Bazeberry Road
Cordova, TN 38018
P: (901) 758-0036
F: (901) 758-0060

The Memphis Jewish Home & Rehab is a not-for-profit nursing home, Jewish in character and environment, dedicated to providing the highest level of care possible with dignity, compassion and professionalism. Memphis Jewish Home & Rehab is a state-of-the art, 160 bed, facility located in a 77 acre park-like setting. Dedicated to providing the highest level of care possible, Memphis Jewish Home & Rehab provides quality care to people of all faiths who are seeking rehabilitation services and long-term care in the Mid-South.

The professionally trained staff is dedicated to compassionately serving the needs of seniors in a warm and supportive environment. Rehab services include physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
The Dining Services Department provides kosher meals and snacks to patients and residents. The Nosh-A-Rye Deli offers an inviting space to meet and have lunch.

Memphis Jewish Home & Rehab offers its patients and residents a home-like setting. From well-tended gardens and grounds to the modern equipment within, from its skilled staff to its variety of activities, the restful and serene atmosphere of MJHR promotes healing. Read more

Morris S. Fogelman Jewish Student Center at Hillel of Memphis
3581 Midland Avenue
Memphis, TN 38111
P: (901) 452-2453
F: (901) 452-9339

Hillel creates vibrant Jewish Life at the University of Memphis, Rhodes College, Christian Brothers University, University of Tennessee-Health Science Center and Southern College of Optometry campuses. We serve as a college student’s "Jewish home away from home." Hillel provides exceptional programming, engaging spiritual opportunities, and of course a myriad of ways for Jewish students to "do Jewish" together.  Hillel is a program of Memphis Jewish Federation. Read more

Plough Towers
6580 Poplar Avenue
Germantown, TN 38138
P: (901) 767-1910
F: (901) 767-0081

Plough Towers is a 150-unit, government rent-assisted, high-rise for the elderly and mobility impaired. In order to live here one must be at least 62 or have mobility impairment and income cannot exceed HUD guidelines. Rent is determined by one’s income and is usually about 30% of income. There are 141 one bedroom and 9 two bedroom apartments each carpeted and equipped with a stove, frost-free refrigerator, heater/air conditioner, emergency calls in the bedroom and bath, and grab bars in the tub. A noon kosher meal is served Monday thru Friday in the dining room. Read more

We love the feeling of acceptance and kindness we have found in Jewish Memphis - there is so much to do and explore in this diverse city!


Jeff and Abbey Cowens