JFS Celebrates 170 Years

Jewish Family Services has been Transforming Lives and Strengthening our Community in Richmond since 1849!

JFS Adoption. A young couple thinking about their future while awaiting an adoption.

Adoption Lunch & Learn

Free Adoption Workshop!

Wednesday, February 20 from 12:00 - 1:00 PM.

Contact [email protected] to RSVP.

Thank You

We're honored to be awarded the 2015 Distinguished Merit Citation by the VCIC

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JFS and the Coronavirus

By Morgan Goad | March 17, 2020

For 170 years, JFS has served the Richmond community during challenging times. Today is no different. We are all working to ensure your needs are met with home care, counseling, and telephone support for homebound seniors. Volunteers are making telephone calls to support homebound seniors. If you or someone you know would like to receive […]


Ten Women Graduate from JFS’ Second East End PCA Class

By Morgan Goad | February 20, 2020

The Sophomore Class On February 13, ten women graduated from JFS’ second East End Personal Care Aide (PCA) training program. All of them began the next week working at JFS as state-certified PCAs caring for seniors and adults with disabilities with Medicaid insurance. As Richmond’s population ages, PCA is the fastest-growing position in health care. […]


JFS Interns in the Spotlight

By Morgan Goad | February 20, 2020

JFS is lucky to host talented interns across the agency from many different schools, programs, and backgrounds. These driven students spend time engrossed in the day-to-day at JFS, serving clients and practicing what they’ve learned in their classrooms. We interviewed a few of our fascinating interns to learn about them, their goals, and how they’re […]


Nine Lessons from Centenarians in the “Blue Zones”

By Morgan Goad | February 5, 2020

Scientific studies suggest approximately 25% of how long we live is dictated by genes, and the other 75% is determined by our lifestyles and the everyday choices we make. Longevity experts at the National Institute on Aging have gone to great measures to study aging. They identified four locations across the world where many people […]


Lights of Love Shed Lots of Light!

By Morgan Goad | February 3, 2020

The holidays can be a difficult time of year, especially for our neighbors who are elderly or isolated. This past December, JFS launched a new program – Lights to Love – to help brighten the season for those whose holidays might be lonely or cold. JFS staff collected wish lists from clients across the agency […]


Connecting Hearts at JFS Connected Hearts This November

By Morgan Goad | January 13, 2020

November is Adoption Awareness Month. Since 2015, Connecting Hearts at JFS has celebrated with the “A Hand to Hold” campaign in partnership with WTVR CBS 6. Every day in November, CBS 6 features a child or sibling group in foster care awaiting adoption in central Virginia on Virginia This Morning, the evening news and their […]