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 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

“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