JFCS Welcomes New Board President, Dr. David S. Loeb

David S. Loeb, M.D. was born and raised in New Orleans, LA. He graduated from Newman School and Brown University magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with an A.B. in Political Science. After receiving his medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, he completed his Internal Medicine residency at Ochsner Foundation in New Orleans. … Read More

School Supplies Needed!

School starts on August 20th and JFCS is still collecting school supplies for children/teens in our care that need help with school supplies! Backpacks or collected school supplies are due between August 3rd and 7th (after tax-free weekend), from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. They can be safely delivered to the 8540 Baycenter Road location on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays … Read More

JFCS Financial Assistance is Here For the Unexpected

Jessica is a 20-year old mother to a 6-month old baby girl. Recently, she had a tire blowout on I-295 causing her truck to flip numerous times, ejecting her before landing on her. Amazingly, physicians were able to repair her neck by fusing her vertebral column together. However, recovery would be a long road. The accident severed the nerves in her … Read More

Introducing Melissa Williams, JFCS’ new PJ Library Coordinator

JFCS is thrilled to welcome Melissa Williams as the new PJ Library Coordinator. Melissa is a former kindergarten and first-grade teacher who brings with her years of experience in working with children and families and is anxious to expand the PJ Library program. The PJ Library program, a national Jewish education and engagement program for Jewish families with children, provides books, activities, and community events for families to help them … Read More

JFCS 2020 EVENT CANCELLED

Dear Friends, I hope that you and your family are staying safe and healthy. I would like to start out by thanking you, and our other loyal supporters for making this year’s Annual Fundraiser “Impacting Today – Transforming Tomorrows” a success. We have heard from many of you during this crisis and have been so touched by your kindness, generosity … Read More

Mental Fitness

Members of the Jewish Community are eligible to receive 5 free counseling sessions at JFCS’s Dupont Counseling Group, so there is really no reason not talk through any and all mental health challenges you might be facing. One in every five American adults experiences mental illness each year, with anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder ranking as the top three … Read More

FREE NEW EXHIBIT!

FREE HOLOCAUST EXHIBIT NOW OPEN: Experience the unique voice of Jewish women in the Holocaust at the new Spots of Light exhibit at the Frisch Family Memorial Gallery. Groups and classes welcome. The exhibit gives expression to the unique voice of Jewish women in the Holocaust: their choices and response in the face of evil, brutality and relentless hardship that … Read More

JFCS children and seniors need your help!

Each year, JFCS organizes a Holiday Gift Giving Program to help the more than 1,200 children we serve in our many programs as well as seniors in need. We provide Christmas and other Holiday gifts to children and seniors in Jacksonville. The generous donors that provide gifts for our many clients are our heroes. We encourage you, your family, your friends and … Read More

AFL – Achievers for Life Sets a Record!

AFL – Achievers for Life SETS ANOTHER NEW RECORD! Thank you to all of the AFL staff for their hard work this summer!  JFCS staff recruited 466 new 6th grade families into the program!    “It is the most we have ever recruited by the first day of school! We still have more to do by the end of August to … Read More

Florida Blue Installs a Segment of RESCUERS

Florida Blue Installs Segment of RESCUERS: PORTRAITS OF MORAL COURAGE IN THE HOLOCAUST As JFCS planned to bring the Gay Block and Malka Drucker exhibit, RESCUERS, to the Frisch Family Holocaust Memorial Gallery, the organization knew that it did not have the space to display the entire exhibition. This constraint presented an opportunity to partner with other community organizations in order to spread the messages of remembrance … Read More