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

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 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

Finally a Home for Lexi

Lexi came into care foster care as a one-year old who had endured an untreated injury. After extensive attempts were exhausted to safely reunify Lexi with her mother, the toddler became available for adoption and remained in foster care while she waited for the right family. Attempts to match the young girl with adoptive families failed, as she associated women … Read More

Foster Teen Birthday Volunteers Needed

Foster Teens Often Do Not Get Birthdays. Let’s change that. We are in search of volunteers to celebrate with our foster teens on their birthdays. “We just want someone to say ‘Happy Birthday’ and recognize that we want the same thing as other kids our age – we want our own cake, a small gift – a general celebration and … Read More

Block Family Foundation Match Challenge A Success!

Thanks to the generosity of so many wonderful members of our community we exceeded our goal! All funds were matched 2:1 through the generous support of the Block Family Foundation and David and Linda Stein, TRIPLING the dollars raised! JFCS’s Max Block Food Pantry serves over 50,000 meals every year to more than 6,000 clients. Thank you for caring, thank you … Read More