The Jewish Renaissance Foundation was established in 1995 as a faith-based, nonprofit corporation with central offices in Perth Amboy, New Jersey. Serving more than 2,200 people in Middlesex County each year, we are a leader in providing community coordination, emergency services, education, food and nutrition, family development, and employment and training.

In 2009, the JRF was designated by the NJ Department of Community Affairs,and appointed by the NJ Community Action Association as the Community Action Agency for Middlesex County East.  Although most JRF programs continue to benefit residents throughout Middlesex County, our Community Action programs are specifically intended for qualified residents in eight designated communities: Carteret, Edison, Highland Park, Metuchen, Perth Amboy, Sayreville, South Amboy and Woodbridge.

As a Community Action Agency, we help people in low-income households attain economic self-sufficiency. We provide emergency services to meet immediate needs, while fostering individual growth and transition to household stability. Job training, child care, transportation assistance and other programs are keystones to our mission of promoting greater self-sufficiency.