JFCS Earns CMO of the Year!

Jewish Family & Community Services was honored as Case Management Organization of the year by Family Support Services of North Florida! JFCS has received this prestigious award twice in the last three years, making the organization the highest performing child services agency in both Duval and Nassau counties. “We are one of five organizations contracted by FSS to provide child … Read More

Allison Stein Robbins Building Ribbon Cutting and PJ Library Jacksonville’s 6th Birthday Celebration

Jewish Family & Community Services celebrated the dedication of the Allison Stein Robbins Building on January 21st. The newly renovated building includes an expanded Max Block Food Pantry and the new Fanny Landwirth Clothes Closet to better accommodate the needs of the Jacksonville community. The PJ Library Jacksonville’s 6th birthday was also observed. Featured performer and Jewish rock star, Rick … Read More

Jewish Family & Community Services Celebrates Ribbon Cutting of the Alan J. Taffet Building & Frisch Family Memorial Holocaust Gallery

Jewish Family & Community Services (JFCS) recently celebrated the grand opening of its new Southside headquarters, the Alan J. Taffet Building, with a ceremony attended by approximately 300 community members. The celebration included a ribbon cutting and tours of the new building that features the new Frisch Family Holocaust Memorial Gallery. The gallery is the only Holocaust memorial between Miami … Read More

The Place We Make…The Place That Make Us

Thank you to our generous donors who have already made a tremendous philanthropic investment in our capital campaign. We still need your help to reach our goal of $6,000,000! Please consider a gift to help us strengthen families across our Northeast Florida community. Call or email Kathy Wohlhuter at  904-394-5727 or at kwohlhuter@jfcsjax.org to learn how you can take part.

JFCS on the Move in Our 100th Year!

Please join us as we celebrate our new home, The Alan J. Taffet Building, located at 8540 Baycenter Road.  This event will be followed by an informative   –and tasty- lunch & learn in October. And finally, in January, we will dedicate the Allison Stein Robbins Building and celebrate PJ Library Jacksonville’s 6th birthday with a very special guest –Rick … Read More

The Max Block Food Pantry Match Challenge is On! (Previously FANN)

1 in 5 children in Duval County receive their only meal while in school –school ends June 2nd. The Max Block Food Pantry at JFCS meets the needs of many families that struggle throughout the summer months –closing the food gap that is created by school being out. Just in 2016 the Max Block Food Pantry served more than 80,000 … Read More

100th Celebration a Success!

About 500 people gathered April 1 to celebrate the century of hope that Jewish Family & Community Services has provided to hundreds of thousands of local individuals and families in need. The celebration at Everbank Field’s US Assure Club West also highlighted exciting things to come. “We offer such a wide variety of meaningful services to the community,” said Colleen … Read More

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