JFS Celebrates 170 Years

Since 1849, JFS has transformed lives and strengthened our community.

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

Adoption Lunch & Learn

Adoption Workshop - Free Admission

Wednesday, August 21st from Noon - 1 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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JELF Interest-free Loans

By admin | January 30, 2017

NEED MONEY FOR SCHOOL FOR THE 2017-18 ACADEMIC YEAR? APPLY FOR AN INTEREST-FREE LOAN FOR HIGHER EDUCATION BEGINNING MARCH 1! Applications for JELF’s interest-free loans for higher education (college, graduate school and vocational programs) are available to Jewish students in the Richmond area for the 2017-2018 school year, in partnership with JFS Richmond. JELF (Jewish […]


10 Early Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s

By admin | January 27, 2017

Memory loss that disrupts daily life may be a symptom of Alzheimer’s or another dementia. Alzheimer’s is a brain disease that causes a slow decline in memory, thinking and reasoning skills. There are 10 warning signs and symptoms. Every individual may experience one or more of these signs in a different degree. If you notice […]


Help Somebody Spotlight: Sandy Sisisky, Board Member, JFS and Weinstein JCC

By admin | January 17, 2017

From ConnectVA: We are excited to share our very first “Help Somebody Hall of Fame” Honoree – Sandy Sisisky! For those of you who aren’t familiar with it, The Help Somebody Hall of Fame is a platform to express gratitude for a person in the community who acts selflessly to improve the lives of others.  We want […]


Exploring the Future of Caregiving: Three Scenarios

By admin | January 17, 2017

Millions of Americans—as many as 43.5 million according to a recent national survey—are engaged in providing care for family members or friends who are ill or disabled. The good news is that in recent years, the topic of caregiving has gotten more public attention than ever before as the result of a steady stream of […]


JFS Counseling; Working Through Life’s Challenges

By admin | January 16, 2017

According to Mental Health America, Virginia ranks 38th out of 51 states and the District of Columbia in access to mental health services and sources.  This number is down from a ranking of 27 in 2011.  At Jewish Family Services, we work to bridge these gaps every day.  Despite an ever-growing list of clients with […]


JFS Richmond; Transforming lives. Strengthening our community.

By admin | December 21, 2016

For more than 167 years, JFS Richmond has provided exceptional guidance and support to individuals and families of all ages, faiths and income levels, taking great pride in helping to change lives in productive and positive ways. JFS believes everyone is entitled to services that enrich their life and help their overall well-being. JFS is […]