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Twice as Many Lights of Love!

By Morgan Goad | January 13, 2021

JFS’ second annual Lights of Love was a great success, thanks to you: our friends, partners, volunteers, and staff! Lights of Love is a program designed to help bring warmth and light to neighbors who might otherwise feel forgotten. Last year, generous donors and friends brightened the holiday season for 40+ adults, seniors, families, and […]


Hands Held, Hearts Found

By Morgan Goad | December 22, 2020

JFS Connecting Hearts had a busy fall! Between the Virtual Bowling Ball awareness- and fundraiser and November’s “A Hand to Hold” media campaign, we have been busy sharing the stories of children in foster care and recruiting potential foster and adoptive families! JFS Connecting Hearts is humbled by the work of our sponsors, volunteers, donors, […]


Dr. Sydney Fleischer on Her Life & Legacy

By Morgan Goad | November 19, 2020

Dr. Sydney Fleischer has been a fixture at JFS for more than thirty years. “Everybody likes to call me the historian,” she said with a wry smile, but she is much more. Lately she’s been trying to pare down her files. Years of accreditation documents, grant applications, and JFS Annual Reports from the early 1900s […]


Breast Cancer and the Heroes Behind Pink Power

By Morgan Goad | November 2, 2020

Since last month was Breast Cancer Awareness month, it is timely to focus on the amazing achievements in detecting and treating breast cancer. We have made remarkable breakthroughs in diagnostics, treatment options, and research initiatives for what was once considered an incurable disease. Until the 20th century, breast cancer remained a hidden disease among women […]


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

By Morgan Goad | 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 […]


You’re Invited: JFS’ 2020 Annual Meeting!

By Morgan Goad | 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 […]