JFS Celebrates 170 Years

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

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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 […]


The Story Behind the Story: Draw Back the Curtain

By admin | May 4, 2015

  Draw Back the Curtain is a project that has taken a journey of its own, in preserving the history of the brave Jewish families who emigrated from the Former Soviet Union to Richmond in the 1990’s.  Jewish Family Services can think of no better way to celebrate Jewish-American Heritage month than with a screening […]