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 ( 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

Sold Out Crowd At Annual Men’s Event

Brian Mendelson and Sandy Zimmerman co-chaired a sold out JFCS Annual Men’s Event at Deerwood Country Club on February 4.   Keynote speakers Ken Babby, new owner of the Jacksonville Suns shared his vision and plans for the upcoming season and Dave Herrell, chief sports and entertainment officer for the City of Jacksonville, discussed Jacksonville’s place as a premier sports destination.  … Read More

JFCS Named Case Management Organization of the Year!

Kudos to our Child Welfare program!  Family Support Services of North Florida (FSSNF) recently selected JFCS as Case Management Organization of the Year for 2015. The San Marco Resident recognized our receiving of the award with an article in their February publication. Pictured in the article are: Executive Director Colleen Rodriguez (second from right) and Associate Director of Child Welfare, … Read More