We serve members of the Jewish community by providing programs and services that enhance their lives

The Department of Jewish Services 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 Nicole Brown at (904) 394-5724 or info@jfcsjax.org

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.

Jewish Services 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
Social services for Nazi victims have been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.

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.

Note that Holocaust Survivors who receive homecare through our grant with the Claims Conference must utilize all government services first before accessing this funding. To find out more, download the fact sheet on restitution and federal benefits.

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. Contact us info@jfcsjax.org

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.

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

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 & Foundation of Northeast Florida, area day schools and synagogues. Our goal is to enrich, engage, and excite families about their Jewish heritage and traditions. The Jacksonville Jewish community has approximately 15,000 residents and covers Duval, St. Johns, Nassau and Clay Counties.
To register, visit PJ Library – Jacksonville.

JFCS is proud to work in partnership with the Jewish Educational Loan Fund (JELF) to help local Jewish students reach their academic goals. Higher education costs are rising and JELF is meeting the need through providing 0% interest loans to Jewish students.

All qualifying applicants must be:

  • A permanent resident of FL, GA, SC, NC, and VA (excluding metro DC) (they can, however, attend any U.S. accredited school)
  • Enrolled full-time in a program leading to a degree or certificate
  • In good academic standing
  • A U.S. citizen, or have lawful immigration status
  • Able to provide a designated co-signer that lives in the U.S.
  • Planning to accept federal subsidized and unsubsidized loans (FAFSA application required)

JELF loans are intentionally designed to help cover costs associated with the educational and living expenses that other financial aid often does not cover, such as travel, rent, food, and books. JELF’s 0% interest loans help save borrowers thousands of dollars in high interest-bearing debt each year.

The JELF application is open each year from January-April for students seeking assistance for the next full academic year and again in August-September for students that need assistance for spring and/or summer semesters.

To apply, or for more information please visit: www.jelf.org

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 . For more information, contact Alision Weisman at aweisman@jfcsjax.org