JFS: Proud history for more than 170 years

When Fanny Heller Straus took office in 1849 as the first president of the Ladies’ Chebrah, there were no telephones, no cars, no televisions...

JFS holds 172nd Annual Meeting

Jewish Family Services celebrated our 172nd Annual Meeting this year on June 15. A year’s experience with Zoom showed: the brisk meeting zoomed by, with...

JFS Connecting Hearts had a busy fall!

Between the Virtual Bowling Ball awareness-and fundraiser and November’s “A Hand to Hold” media campaign, we have been busy sharing the stories of children...

Mental health tools for a new year

In the last few months of 2020, JFS Counseling was invited to host mental health “check-ins” for students involved with Hillel at Virginia Tech,...

Lights of Love Lit for a Third Year

We are thrilled to announce that Lights of Love is returning for a third year! The program is designed to help bring holiday warmth...

Caring for an Aging Richmond

An estimated 10,000 Baby Boomers turn 65 every day in the U.S. When Boomers get together, conversations often turn to caring for their aging parents,...

Partnership for Behavioral Health in the East End

Ever since JFS’ predecessor, the Ladies Hebrew Association, added “Benevolent” to their name and began serving the community beyond its own members, we have...

JFS in the Community

By Morgan Goad Associate Director of Development Jewish Family Services JFS is busy with a number of new and returning community programs this fall! A Hand to...

Adoption Awareness Month Recap

By Morgan Goad, Associate Director of Development, Jewish Family Services November was Adoption Awareness Month, and it’s always the busiest month on JFS Connecting Hearts’...

JFS Connecting Hearts’ Event Connects Fun and Mission

JFS Connecting Hearts’ third annual kick-off event for Adoption Awareness Month returned this year “brew and improved” with a new name and the same...