Field Education Sites

Jewish Family Service of Metrowest - HealingPartners

475 Franklin Street, Suite 101
Framingham, MA 01702
Phone: (508) 857-3100
Fax: (508) 857-4373
Web address:

Contact Person(s):

Ms. Malka A. Young

Organization Description:

Jewish Family Service of Metrowest is a unique non-sectarian social service agency that provides services based on the foundation of traditional Jewish values of "tikkun olam" (repairing the world). Area of concentration would be on working with elders in the community as well as creating caring communities within congregations. Jewish Family Service of Metrowest coordinates Healthy Partners, a program that supports the health of low income elders as well as Healing Partners which trains volunteers in all faith communities to care for other congregants. Other programs focus on visiting isolated elders, outreach to Jewish elders living in community nursing homes and assisted living facilities as well as bereavement, caregiver and chronic illness support.

Opportunities for Student Involvement:

We welcome students from all faiths and backgrounds. This is a hands-on placement for those students interested in learning more about health ministry. The student will have a close working relationship with the founding director of Healing Partners and be part of the Healing Partners team. Her or his program will depend on her or his individual learning needs. The student can choose to be involved with interfaith work in the community, creative program planning around grief and bereavement, living with chronic illness, care giving, health and wellness, visitation of elders, volunteer training and aspects of general program management.

Commute/Transportation Information:

No information provided.

Arts of Ministry Competencies Offered:

  • Administration and Program Development
  • Pastoral Care and Counseling
  • Public Leadership, Community Organizing, and Planning


Student will receive individual supervision weekly with the manager of communal services who is both a pastoral counselor and a licensed social worker, to explore theological and vocational issues raised by his/her work with the agency. Student is invited to participate in bi-monthly group supervision with the agency staff, monthly graduate student group supervision, as well as to participate in in-service trainings.

Additional Information:

Number of Students: 1

Total Compensation: $4000.00

Type of Compensation: direct pay from site

Additional Notes:

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