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.
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 …
NEWS & EVENTS
Staff Spotlight: Matt Birt
For nearly ten years, Matthew Birt has been a leader at The LJD Jewish Family & Community Services. As Program Director of At Hope Youth and Associate Director of Achievers For Life, Matt supports ... read more
Agency Spotlight: The Man Behind the Alan J. Taffet Building
Thousands of parents, seniors and children have walked through the doors of the Alan J. Taffet Building over the past five years and received life-changing support. Hundreds more have visited the Frisch Family Holocaust ... read more
Inspiring Daily Work through Lessons from Israel
One of the vast number of things COVID-19 interrupted was the much-anticipated pinnacle of the Myron I. Flagler Israel Learning Seminar (ILS) – a trip to Israel. That trip finally happened for JFCS Director ... read more
Thursday, MAR 23 | 6:30pm
JFCS | 8540 Baycenter Rd
Learn more about the JFCS Holocaust Education Program. The evening will feature a talk by a second-generation Holocaust survivor, a Q&A session, and a tour of the Frisch Family Holocaust Memorial Gallery. Hosted by the Interfaith Center of Northeast Florida.
Sunday, APR 2 | 3-4:30pm
JFCS | 8540 Baycenter Rd
Hosted by JFCS in partnership with Jewish Federation and Foundation of Northeast Florida.
The purpose of this event is to give Jewish parents and their kids tools in their toolbox on how to respond when confronted with antisemitism. We will have clinical counselors on hand to work with parents and kids, lead a guided discussion, and answer questions.
The first 20 families to RSVP will have access to this event. Others will be added to a waitlist. If there is enough interest, we will offer more of these events to allow as many families as possible to participate.
To RSVP email firstname.lastname@example.org
** Please include your name, and the names and ages of the children who will be attending.
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
Max Block Food Pantry
THANKSGIVING WEEK HOURS
Mon, Nov 21 & Tue, Nov 22 | 9am-2pm
More about the food pantry …
“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.