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

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

JFCS offers adoption services for birth mothers and prospective adoptive parents.

First Coast Adoption Professionals Adoption can be both challenging and rewarding. That’s why it’s important to work with professionals who are experienced in working with both birth mothers and adoptive parents. Since 1951, First Coast Adoption Professionals has made the process safe and easy for everyone through comprehensive adoption services. Our experienced, compassionate team provides: Personalized emotional and financial support … Read More

JFCS offers professional, confidential mental health counseling.

Dupont Counseling Group Everyone faces challenges in their lives — but there is no need to face them alone. Dupont Counseling Group offers family, individual, couples and group counseling. Our team of Jacksonville based mental health professionals has more than 50 years of combined experience in areas such as depression, anxiety, coping with illness, grief and loss, childrens couseling, and … Read More

JFCS offers help for families facing challenges with an aging loved one.

Senior Solutions Senior Solutions at JFCS offers help to Jacksonville seniors and families dealing with relatives with dementia, including in-home assessments, crisis intervention, referrals for services and residential placement, and continuing care counseling. Our home assessments can be as simple as a recommendation to install a rail in a bathroom or helping a family to find a companion to  do light housekeeping … Read More

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