Grand Opening of Cafe J – May 22nd 11 a.m.

We are so excited to share some great news.  JFS is in a partnership with the JCC, Chapel Haven Schleifer

Center (CHSC) and the Towers at Towers Lane in the opening of Cafe J – A Café with a Cause!  Café J will offer internship opportunities to individuals with developmental and social disabilities. This is a perfect fit since CHSC provides lifelong individualized services for these individuals, empowering them to live independent and self-determined lives. The JCC is proud to provide employment opportunities at Café J for members of the CHSC community. Coupled with Jewish Family Service of Greater New Haven (JFS) who will be matching mentors to work alongside our Chapel Haven interns, this opportunity will offer an inclusive, and vibrant space for everyone in our community.

“At Café J, you’ll find one intern from CHSC working alongside a community mentor, fostering a supportive environment for skill-building and personal growth. By enjoying your favorite treats at Café J, you’re not only savoring fresh, delicious, (kosher) food and a wide variety of espresso drinks, but you’re also contributing to a meaningful cause.” 

“Our inviting café space is perfect for kids, families, and adults alike. Whether you want to catch up with friends or simply enjoy a peaceful moment with a good book, Café J is the place to be!”  

Join us on May 22nd for the grand opening at 11 a.m. Moving forward, Café J will be open Monday – Friday from 8 am – 2 pm. For information about mentoring a Chapel Haven student as part of the Café, contact Rachel Scolnic Dobin at