JFS Celebrates 170 Years

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

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

Adoption Lunch & Learn

Adoption Workshop - Free Admission

Wednesday, July 17th 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

logo for Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities

Browse a category or scroll down to navigate our postings in chronological order.

Managing the ‘Holiday Blues’

By Maya Barnett | December 12, 2018

The holiday season is a time full of joy, cheer, parties, and family gatherings. For many it is also a time of self-evaluation, loneliness, and anxiety about the future. Struggling with negative feelings during the holidays is referred to as the ‘Holiday Blues.’ What are some of the causes of Holiday Blues? There as many […]


A Word from JFS Adoption: Halloween Edition

By Maya Barnett | October 31, 2018

Happy Halloween! By: JFS Adoption Some kids begin to brainstorm what they would like to be for Halloween months in advance and cannot wait until it is finally October 31st. But for a lot of children, Halloween can be either really confusing or really scary. Why do you have to dress up to get candy? […]


A Night of Unity: Standing Together with Pittsburgh

By Maya Barnett | October 29, 2018

  Join the Richmond Jewish Community and friends of all faiths from across Greater Richmond as we join together in unity and support for members of the Tree of Life Congregation and the Pittsburgh community after the horrific and tragic violence perpetrated on Saturday, October 27th, 2018. We mourn with those families, and send comfort […]


JFS Establishes the Care Closet

By Maya Barnett | October 2, 2018

Physical presentation is more than how an outside person perceives another person; it can shape how we see ourselves. Mrs. B was brought under the care of JFS Public Guardianship program a year ago – she had previously been under the care of a different public guardian. When she arrived to JFS, she was reserved […]


A Word about Suicide Prevention Week from Dr. Guion

By Maya Barnett | September 14, 2018

Dr. David Guion, PhD, is a clinical psychologist at JFS. September 9 – September 15 is Suicide Prevention Week. This week is a time to continue the discussion to #stopsuicide. This topic has increasingly become in the public eye through the tragic losses this summer of Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade. There are no easy […]


New Season of EnRich begins September 17th

By Maya Barnett | September 5, 2018

September 17th marks the beginning of the fourth year of the Enrich for Life program.  If you are a semi-retired or retired adult, join Jewish Family Services and the Weinstein JCC in a sweet New Year with challah, apples, honey, a hot kosher lunch and a special program by Dr. Richard Woodward, the curator of […]