JFS Celebrates 170 Years

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

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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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Protecting loved ones from fraud and abuse

By admin | July 15, 2015

    This piece was written by JFS Project Specialist Brian Strauss and JFS Development Associate Bebe Santa-Wood Waking up one day and discovering your identity was taken to commit fraud can feel like a living nightmare. Victims feel angry, sad, and confused, and for a victim of Medicare fraud it feels especially hurtful. The […]


Elders are our Superheroes!

By admin | July 6, 2015

  Jewish Family Services is excited to host the “Elders are Our Superheroes” exhibit, a project of the Greater Richmond Age Wave and United Way of Greater Richmond and Petersburg. The project was created by William Fox Elementary students, who made special pieces of art showing the special “powers” of their grandparents. This is a […]


18th Annual Golf+Tennis Classic

By admin | June 23, 2015

The Golf and Tennis Classic was a huge success this year. Held June 1st at the beautiful Jefferson Lakeside Country Club, tennis and golf players persevered through sun and rain and competed for prizes. JFS partnered with the Weinstein JCC and Beth Sholom Lifecare Community to host this event. Over 125 people came out to […]


JFS Celebrates Another Great Year!

By admin | June 23, 2015

The Annual Meeting is a time to celebrate the year’s successes at JFS. The 166th Annual Meeting was held at Luck Stone Corporation and celebrated many accomplishments: providing the highest quality services to our clients, new community collaborations, and successful events such as the Big Schtick and Draw Back the Curtain. JFS expects to end […]


Healthy ways for kids to handle stress

By admin | June 4, 2015

As  summer begins, many parents may heave a sigh at relief. During the school year children and teens are constantly busy with final exams, projects, sports championships and academic competitions. It is easy to see how it could quickly become overwhelming for anyone, especially a child. Parents are all too familiar with the moans, groans […]


JFS champions honored with Shamash award

By admin | May 20, 2015

  At this year’s 166th JFS Annual Meeting, Jerry and Ann Samford will be honored with the Shamash Award, one of the highest awards bestowed on those who are recognized leaders in the Richmond Jewish community as well as supporters of JFS. The Shamash is the candle in the menorah that serves and lights the […]