Helping People Help Themselves since 1917

The LJD Jewish Family & Community Services (JFCS) provides quality social and community services across the life spectrum to enhance the lives of children, adults, seniors and families coping with challenges that arise throughout the lifecycle. Guided by Jewish values, with a rich tradition of over 100 years, our services are available to ALL in the Northeast Florida Community.

Programs include direct client services, emergency assistance, counseling, adoption assistance for birth mothers and families, child safety and prevention support, senior services, education and outreach, Jewish Healing Network, dropout prevention for middle school students, and much more.


Holocaust Education Resources
Register for Co-Parenting Class
Online Counseling Courses


Our services allow older adults to remain as independent as possible, while providing families and caregivers the support, education, and practical resources they need to make decisions and ensure future well-being.  Find out more …

We serve members of the Jewish community by providing programs and services that enhance their lives. Find out more …

Our team of clinical social workers, mental health counselors, and marriage and family therapists have more than 50 years of combined experience helping people overcome problems. Find out more …


We Have a New Name

Jewish Family & Community Services is now The LJD Jewish Family & Community Services!
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Giving a gift in honor or in memory of someone is a meaningful way to recognize significant life events of those closest to you while also supporting Jewish Family & Community Services. … find out more

Mom’s Night Out

Sunday, June 26, 8:00am
Join the PJ Library moms for a rejuvenating morning at Mickler’s Landing. Contact Melissa Williams for more info and to RSVP at

A View from the Pantry

Susan Zyserman volunteering at the Max Block Food Pantry For over six years Susan Zyserman has volunteered with The LJD Jewish Family & Community Services, delivering meals to Holocaust survivors, seniors or clients; ... read more

Gallery Tours Reopen to the Public

The Frisch Family Holocaust Memorial Gallery has reopened for public tours after being closed since 2020 due to covid. (L to R) Sweetwater Volunteer Club with Morris Bendit and Melissa Williams Recently ... read more

“I came to JFCS because I didn’t know what else to do. I was on the brink of homelessness and they provided financial assistance with my rent and electricity. I don’t know what I would have done without their help.”

Social services for Jewish Nazi victims have been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.