Since March 15, Jewish Family Services has been adapting and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. We started offering telehealth counseling sessions by secure video call. Our volunteers reached out to more than 250 older adults to offer free daily telephone reassurance. We’re delivering food and supplies to isolated seniors. We provided personal protective equipment, childcare stipends, and overtime pay to our care staff.

JFS has been here before. During the pandemics of the early 1900s, our volunteers supported the victims and their families. Zipporah Cohen was JFS’ President through it all, from 1904 – 1938, and her words ring true today:

“No matter what may come to us or how severe… we will be able to meet these demands, for in the hearts of our people dwell love and charity.”

JFS is still here to serve the Richmond community a century later. You can help us meet the demands of the covid-19 crisis by making a gift to JFS. We are honored to share our mission of transforming lives and strengthening our community with you. Thank you.

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Why Should I Consider Joining a Support Group?

October 1, 2020

There are quite of few of us that just don’t feel the drive to join anything, including support groups. Usually, these groups are scheduled at specific times and days of the month. People who are long time members become close knit, while new members can feel a bit out of the loop. So, some people […]

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Tech Savvy in the Golden Years

September 14, 2020

Today we are relying on technology more than ever before. Embracing technology is effortless for some people who maneuver software and cloud-based platforms seamlessly; however, older adults often find technology confusing and frustrating. It wasn’t until middle of the 90s that computers were introduced into schools and the internet exploded. Younger people that grew up […]

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JFS Life & Legacy Committee Chair Scott Belleman on Life, Legacy, and JFS’ Future

June 24, 2020

Before Scott Belleman was the Life & Legacy Committee Chair, he was a financial planner in an office across the parking lot from JFS. “I didn’t even know what JFS did,” he joked. Now retired, Scott keeps busy with the classic hobbies – golf, tennis, bridge – and a more unusual one: “I love deferred […]

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You’re Invited: JFS’ 2020 Annual Meeting!

June 11, 2020

The Board, Trustees, and Staff of Jewish Family Services Invite You to JFS’ 2020 Annual Meeting Living Our Legacy of Caring and Hope Monday, June 22 from 5:45 PM – 6:15 PM We will celebrate our 170-year history, share how JFS is serving Richmond today, and give you a chance to ask questions and chat […]

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A Statement from JFS Richmond on Racial Justice

June 3, 2020

JFS Richmond mourns the intolerable death of George Floyd. We stand with our community and nation in commitment to racial justice.  We work every day to fight injustice and inequality by bringing needed human services to individuals across Richmond regardless of race, faith, income, gender or sexuality. Our Richmond community can only be strengthened when […]

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Upcoming Events

6:30 pm The Virtual Bowling Ball Celebra...
The Virtual Bowling Ball Celebra...
Oct 29 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Join JFS Connecting Hearts to celebrate the success of our Virtual Bowling Ball campaign for Virginia’s kids in foster care! We will highlight our sponsors, hear from an adoptive family, preview “A Hand to Hold,”[...]