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Thank You For Making a Difference at JFCS

Thank you for your commitment to JFCS. Your contribution allows us to continue our mission of “helping people help themselves.

To make a secure online donation, please complete the form and click “Donate.” After the completion of a successful transaction, you will see a confirmation and receive an email with your gift information. If you have any questions about making a gift, please contact our Development Department by calling (904) 394-5727.

Join the movement this Giving Tuesday, November 27, 2018.

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.

Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.

By giving in multiples of $18 you can join JFCS and the global movement this #GivingTuesday as we continue to “help people help themselves” right here in Jacksonville.

Why $18 in ’18?

The word chai in Judaism means life. The sum of the Hebrew letters that spell chai is 18. The number 18 is significant in Judaism because of its connection to life and hope.  2018 is the year of chai or the year of life. In the Jewish tradition of Tikkun Olum – Repairing the World – JFCS continues to help the entire community help themselves by providing at-risk families with much needed wraparound services in an effort to ensure success on every level.

Now more than ever, Holocaust survivors and Jewish seniors increasingly require services to help them age with dignity. Also, many of our children attending Jewish Day Schools have special needs and need help to be able to participate in school activities. For this and more, Jewish Family & Community Services is there to bridge the gap.

We are asking you to partner with us this year by making a minimum gift of $18 in 2018 to support Holocaust survivors and children with different learning abilities in Jewish Day Schools. Each gift can help pave the way to success for the future.

There are several ways to donate.  However, if you give on our Facebook Page Fundraiser at on Tuesday, November 27, your gift will be matched in collaboration with #GivingTuesday by Facebook and PayPal.  You can also give on this page. Please be sure to designate your gift for “Giving Tuesday” on the drop-down menu.

Rabbi Abraham Heschel said, “A Jew is asked to take a leap of action rather than a leap of faith.” Will you leap with JFCS in 2018?

If you are interested in learning more about end of the year legacy giving, please contact Development Director, Susie Menaged at 904-394-5727 or by email at

Founded by Jewish rabbis in 1917, we continue to help the entire Jacksonville community, regardless of religious affilition, in the Jewish tradition of Tikkun Olam: repairing the world.