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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 […]


Why Does Balance Decline with Age?

By Morgan Goad | January 6, 2020

Most adults don’t think about their balance until they fall. The fact is, balance declines begin somewhere between 40 to 50 years of age. The National Institute of Health reports that one in three people over 65 will experience a fall each year. Combined with the projection that in Richmond alone by 2030, there will […]


Life & Legacy Spotlight: Jessica Samet

By Morgan Goad | December 23, 2019

As the Life & Legacy program enters its fourth and final year, JFS staff interviewed Life & Legacy and JFS Board member Jessica Samet to hear her perspective on the program and her own legacy. How did you first get involved with JFS? Jessica Samet: I first came to JFS as an intern Masters of […]


Connecting Hearts Bowls a Strike!

By Morgan Goad | December 16, 2019

Connecting Hearts at JFS hosted a new fundraiser, the Bowling Ball, on November 7 at River City Roll. The Bowling Ball featured speakers including former Governor Terry McAuliffe, Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney and local adoption advocate and musician George Dennehy. Guests also enjoyed music from the Bart Chucker Band! The Bowling Ball raised $35,000 to […]


JFS’ 170th Birthday Party!

By Morgan Goad | October 22, 2019

Jewish Family Services celebrated its 170th Birthday Party on Sunday, October 6 at the Virginia War Memorial. The warm, overcast afternoon was perfect for enjoying the sweeping views of the James and the Richmond skyline. Many friends of JFS gathered to celebrate: current and former board and staff members, people resettled by JFS from the […]