Florida Blue Honors JFCS

JFCS, a Jacksonville nonprofit, is humbled and honored to have been awarded runner-up at the Florida Blue Sapphire Awards in the Organization Category! The Florida Blue Sapphire Award recognizes organizational excellence in innovation in the delivery of community health services. Florida Blue received nearly 100 nomination applications from across Florida. Established in 1917, JFCS helps the entire Northeast Florida community through an … Read More

Our New Home Is Taking Shape!

JFCS is thrilled to announce that renovations are underway on our new building! The agency has partnered with The Angelo Group and Tom Duke Architecture to complete our new home at 8540 Baycenter Rd. JFCS Executive Director Colleen Rodriguez said, “JFCS hopes to complete renovations and open its new doors sometime in the fall of 2017.” As JFCS helps people … Read More

Students Learn About Feeding the Needy as Charity Work

Students from the GROW After-School Enrichment Program of the Chabad of St Johns County visited the Max Block Food Pantry at JFCS to learn about helping feed those in need.  During their visit, they unpacked many bags of food they had collected for this service project.  In addition, the children also emptied their little Tzedaka boxes to help support the … Read More

“Voices of the Second Gen” November 13th and 14th at FSCJ’s Wilson Center for the Performing Arts

Voices of the Second Gen: Readings of Second Generation Holocaust Survivors A program created through the Holocaust Survivor Services Department at Jewish Family & Community Services Presented by: Jewish Family & Community Services   Sunday November 13 2 pm  &  Monday November 14 7pm Wilson Center for the Performing Arts at Florida State College of Jacksonville 11901 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville, … Read More


Jewish Family and Community Services, a 100 year old Jacksonville nonprofit and charity, is excited to announce that we signed closing documents on September 26, 2016 for our new home! In “our largest community investment to date,” Jewish Family and Community Services purchased a 30,000 square foot building, at 8540 Baycenter Road. Our new home will house the Jewish Services Department, … Read More

Etz Chaim Synagogue has done it again!

Etz Chaim Synagogue once again, held a successful food drive for the Max Block Emergency Food Pantry. JFCS picked up close to 20 bags of food from the synagogue. But they don’t just take in any food that they can get, year after year they’ve taken such care to donate healthy, nutritious foods that are great for kids, seniors and … Read More

Story Corps Holocaust Survivors Gathering

“Conversations with Local Survivors” held on Sunday January 31, 2016 was a powerful program where survivors and their families as well as students from St. Johns Country Day School and Sandalwood High School and their parents gathered at Jacksonville Jewish center for an innovative program featuring video documentaries of local survivor’s Holocaust experiences, produced by the high school students themselves.

4th Annual Model Seder for Holocaust Survivors and Their Families

Model Seder for Holocaust Survivors and Their Families 2016 At Beth-El the Beaches Synagogue As part of JFCS’s Holocaust Survivor Services, we held the “4th Annual Model Seder for Holocaust Survivors and Their Families” on Sunday, April 3, 2016. More than 100 Holocaust survivors and their family members attended the awe-inspiring Seder at Beth-El at the Beaches Synagogue. The Seder … Read More

5/4/16 Holocaust Cantata: Songs from the Camps – Free to Survivors* (*see description)

Jacksonville Symphony is happy to welcome Holocaust survivors and their guests to the “Holocaust Cantata: Songs From The Camps” concert at no cost. *Each survivor may also bring one guest free of charge and need to RSVP to Naomi Mirensky (nmirensky@jfcsjax.org or 904-394-5777). All others may receive 20% off ticket prices by using the discount code “JFCS” when calling-in or registering … Read More