JEWISH LIFE

We’re here for you. We serve members of the Jewish community by providing programs and services that enhance their lives. Department of Jewish Services (DJS) is here with support and assistance from caring professionals:

SENIOR SOLUTIONS OF NORTH FLORIDA

Our care managers provide support with life transitions. Services include assessment, consultation  and linkage to community resources. We assist with long distance caregiving, provide medical advocacy services and can help identify housing and other home care options. Services are provided on a sliding scale fee basis. Visit our website to learn more: www.seniorsjax.org
Contact us at (904) 394-5728 or info@jfcsjax.org

MEALS 4 YOU

A convenient and affordable meal option for seniors and anyone recuperating from illness and/or hospitalization. Nutritious, ready-to-heat frozen meals are delivered right to your door.
Sliding fee scale is available. Call (904) 394-5724.

CALL2GO TRANSPORTATION

DJS arranges transportation for older adults of the Jewish faith to religious services at no cost, and to medical appointments, shopping trips and recreational activities for an affordable fee. Call (904) 394-5724.

HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR SERVICES

JFCS offers support, assistance and compassionate care to survivors and their families throughout Northeast Florida. Survivors and their families participate in programs that include quarterly social gatherings and outreach projects with local youth documenting survivors’ stories to enhance Holocaust awareness in the broader community. Generation 2 workshops and support services for adult children of Holocaust survivors.

JEWISH HEALING NETWORK (JHN)

The Jewish Health Network is made up of volunteers who work closely with JFCS providing service directly to the Jewish Community, affiliated and non-affiliated through an assortment of volunteer opportuntities. The JHN focuses primarily on enhancing spiritual and emotional support for underserved Jews, utilizing the rich resources within the Jewish tradition of Bikkur Cholim.

Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Friendly Visitors
  • Friendly Phone Caller
  • Weekly Meals4You deliveries
  • Jewish Culture Clubs (Havura’s in senior living facilities)

Contact us at: (904) 394-5724 or info@jfcsjax.org

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Emergency financial temporary funds help Jewish individuals, families and seniors in need. Non-perishable food also available through our on-site Winn-Dixie Emergency Food Pantry.

COUNSELING

Dupont Counseling Group offers individual, couples and family counseling provided by licensed mental health counselors.  Support groups, workshops to the entire community, and in-school therapeutic services for Jewish children, teachers and parents also offered.  Call (904) 394-5706 or referrals@jfcsjax.org.

PJ LIBRARY

Jewish Family & Community Services (JFCS) is honored to sponsor the PJ Library in Jacksonville, sharing books and music with young Jewish families and their children.  With generous donations from the DuBow Family Foundation and the Sam Berman Charitable Foundation, JFCS is partnering with the Jewish Federation of Jacksonville, area dayschools and synagogues.  Our goal is to enrich, engage, and excite families about their Jewish heritage and traditions.  The Jacksonville Jewishcommunity has approximately 15,000 residents and covers Duval, St. Johns, Nassau and Clay Counties.
To register, visit PJ Library – Jacksonville.

INCLUSION PROGRAM

This program was created to promote acceptance and inclusion in the Jewish community for children with special needs so that they have the opportunity to fully participate in the richness of Jewish educational, cultural and social life. Additionally the Inclusion Program provides full-time staff consisting of special education teachers and school counselors who support parents, teachers, and students in their  collective academic at both private day schools, preschools and religious schools through full time staff .  Contact Cindy Land for more information via email at cland@jfcsjax.org

JEWISH EDUCATIONAL LOAN FUND (JELF)

JFCS works with students seeking financial assistance by facilitating the loan application process through JELF www.jelf.org.

Working in partnership, Jewish Family & Community Services (JFCS) and the Jewish Federation of Jacksonville are dedicated to promoting the well-being of all those within the Jewish community who need support and services.

For more information about any of the programs and services offered to the Jewish community,  call 904-394-5728.