JFCS Board Visits “Lest We Forget” Exhibit at St. John’s Cathedral

JFCS’s Board of Directors held their regularly scheduled April meeting at St. John’s Cathedral in order to experience a very special collaborative exhibition entitled “Lest We Forget.” The exhibit included a collection of powerful images taken by local and world-renowned photographers, including pictures from inside a Nazi concentration camp as well as portraits of Holocaust survivors and the people who risked … Read More

Heroes Among Us Transforming Tomorrows a Tremendous Success!

On April 4th, event Chairs Sheryl & Todd Johnson welcomed approximately 400 of JFCS’s supporters to one of the Agency’s most successful annual events to date. The event highlighted the problem of stigmatizing mental health and the need for greater support and understanding — from the governmental level all the way through to our individual relationships. The evening featured an inspiring video … Read More

Holocaust Gallery Opening Feb. 20

You are cordially invited to a free lecture by artist Gay Block on her work, RESCUERS: Portraits of Moral Courage in the Holocaust. Wednesday, February 20 | 7:00 PM At the Frisch Family Holocaust Memorial Gallery located within Jewish Family & Community Services HQ RSVP required to Donna O’Steen at 904-394-5714 or dosteen@jfcsjax.org RESCUERS: Portraits of Moral Courage in the … Read More

JFCS Annual Jacksonville Fundraiser Event | Heroes Among Us – Transforming Tomorrows

JFCS’ annual Jacksonville fundraising event will take place Thursday, April 4, 2019 at The Prime Osborn Convention Center in Downtown Jacksonville, Florida. The fundraiser for the nonprofit that supports the entire Jacksonville community begins at 6:00 PM with a cocktail hour, followed by dinner and a program that commence at 6:45 PM. JFCS is a 101 year old Jacksonville nonprofit … Read More

Jewel Society Celebrating 1st Anniversary

Join the Women of PJ Library in celebrating the First Anniversary of the Jewel Society with champagne & dessert. Thursday, May 10, 2018 @ 7:30 pm RSVP to Whitney Kuvin by May 1 at wkuvin@jfcsjax.org or 904.394.5724 The Jewel Society was formed in 2017 to encourage support for the activities of PJ Library. “Jewel” is an acronym for “Jewish Women … Read More

Local Holocaust Survivor and Wife Rebuilt Life – Retired couple receives support through Jewish Family & Community Services

  • April 25, 2019
    JFCS Board Visits "Lest We Forget" Exhibit at St....
    In the News, Uncategorized
    JFCS's Board of Directors held their regularly scheduled April meeting at St. John's Cathedral in order to experience a...
  • April 25, 2019
    Heroes Among Us Transforming Tomorrows a Tremendous Success!
    In the News
    On April 4th, event Chairs Sheryl & Todd Johnson welcomed approximately 400 of JFCS's supporters to one of the Agency’s...
  • February 16, 2019
    Holocaust Gallery Opening Feb. 20
    In the News
    You are cordially invited to a free lecture by artist Gay Block on her work, RESCUERS: Portraits of Moral...

Fifty-six years after they married, local Holocaust survivor Semen Malamud and his wife, Nelli, remain as in love as ever. Sitting at the dining-room table in their Mandarin home, they look through old photos and documents from throughout their lives that only re-affirm their commitment. “I really love you,” he tells her. “I love you. I do,” she responds. Eighty-year … Read More

JFCS Delivers over 300 Easter Baskets to Area Children

Jewish Family & Community Services delivered more than 300 Easter baskets to First Coast families this year. Volunteers at Family Support Services (FSS) assembled over 1,600 Easter baskets for area children and then distributed them to local Case Management Organizations, including JFCS. Case managers then hand delivered the Easter baskets directly to children all over Jacksonville. It is important to note … Read More

JFCS, a 100 year old Jacksonville Nonprofit and Charity, helps Jacksonville Navy Veteran recover after Hurricane Irma

In partnership with the First Coast Relief Fund, JFCS helped hundreds of families recover from Hurricane Irma. First Coast News recently covered one family’s recovery through help from JFCS. Watch the television news segment by clicking the image or link below.   http://www.firstcoastnews.com/article/weather/irma/six-months-after-irma-navy-vet-loses-home-gets-help-from-local-organizations/77-528004356?utm_source=Test+Group&utm_campaign=147a83edb8-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_03_21&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c778fab6ab-147a83edb8-328484613

JFCS Kick-starts New Clothes Closet for Kids with Cox Media Group Donation

From The Florida Times-Union “Good News” published March 9th  By Sandy Strickland “You can never have enough clothes in your closet, especially when it’s for a good cause. Jewish Family & Community Services recently received 150 children’s clothing items from Cox Media Group for its new Fanny Landwirth Clothes Closet. The closet serves local foster and at-risk kids from toddlers … Read More