General JFS Videos
Tate, the youngest JFS volunteer at 9 years old, spent his summer vacation volunteering at the Balboa Avenue Older Adult Center located at the Joan & Irwin Jacobs Campus.
Celebrating the incredible contributions of our 2017 Mitzvah Honorees: Mathew & Barbara Loonin, Edward Carnot and Louis Vener, and National Charity League – San Dieguito Chapter.
JFS staff and volunteers stand with a worldwide community on International Holocaust Remembrance Day. As we remember those who were murdered in the Holocaust, we reaffirm our commitment to helping Survivors live with dignity. #NeverForget #NeverAgain #WeRemember
JFS Positive Parenting Program
The Positive Parenting Program at JFS utilizes a proven child abuse prevention curricula called Triple P (one of the most rigorously evaluated parenting programs in the world: www.triplep.net). JFS’s implementation of Triple P in San Diego County has gained international attention for its high quality service delivery.
A Community is Too Heavy to Carry Alone
Lifelong Friendship at JFS University City Older Adult Center
Heart & Soul Gala 2015 • Evelyn & Ernest Rady
Heart & Soul Gala 2015 • Ron S. Zollman
Heart & Soul Gala 2015 • Susan G. Komen, San Diego
Heart & Soul Gala 2014 • Tribute to Alice Cohn z"l
Heart & Soul Gala 2014 • Carol & Rick Kornfeld
2013 Heart & Soul Gala • Barbara Bry, Charitable Adult Rides & Services Inc., and Judy & Mike Feldman
2012 Heart & Soul Gala • Tribute to Jill Borg Spitzer
KUSI Covers "Giving Tuesday" at JFS
CEO Michael Hopkins speaks at the 2013 Friends of the Family Thank You event.
CEO Michael Hopkins speaks at the 2012 Friends of the Family Thank You event.
Marcia Kern explains how the Serving Older Holocaust Survivors program is one of the reasons her family chose to give to Jewish Family Service.
Hammy Loeb, former Board member, talks about how he got involved with Jewish Family Service and the agency's impact on the community.
Emerging Leaders at Feeding America San Diego
Ruby Schulman Memorial Golf Tournament 2013
Girls Give Back teens made a guest appearance on UT-TV PrimeTime to discuss some of their current projects.
Government Shutdown news segments:
FOX 5 segment
NBC San Diego segment
Interviews with Big Pals and Little Pals and how the Jewish BIGPals program has impacted their lives. Thank you to Kristine Diekman, Austin Hill, Phil Levine, and Shayna Benavidez of Cal State University San Marcos for producing this video.
Avi & Michael
Give your home a safety makeover in a day! Learn helpful tips to insure that kids and older adults avoid accidents in the home. In the 24th minute, Melissa Dennison of Jewish Family Service's JFS Fix-It is featured.
On the Go celebrates its 200,000th ride!
On the Go live on KUSI News promoting volunteer recruitment!
Evelyn & Arthur – This On the Go video was originally created as a fundraising piece for Jewish Federation – National.
San Diego City Council voted unanimously in favor of a $20,000 grant to support On the Go's Northern San Diego Rides & Smiles program! Spearheaded by District 1 Council Member Sherri Lightner, this funding will help increase On the Go's services in the Carmel Valley and Del Mar areas. On the Go provides transportation for older adults to medical appointments, grocery shopping, personal outings, activities, group excursions, and more.
Pachie's Place featured on CW6 San Diego Living to discuss their kickoff event, "Cinderella Ate My Daughter", with New York Times bestselling author Peggy Orenstein.
Preschool in the Park helps prepare children for a successful school experience in a comfortable and easily accessible location—the neighborhood park!
Sam, 75, started coming to the University City Older Adult Center (UCOAC) five months ago. He suffers from Alzheimer’s and his wife needed a safe place for him to be when she was not available to take care of him.Sam’s first visits to the Center were very positive and encouraging to his wife. He was happy and she was able to enjoy her free time to care for her own needs.
In the beginning, Sam was quiet, introverted, and shy. His speech and ability to communicate with others had been affected as a result of the disease. However, after just a few weeks, Stewart began to learn how to communicate with others and develop new tools to become an active participant at UCOAC. Playing Bingo is difficult for him, but a volunteer is always at his side helping him and making sure he enjoys the game. Exercising is also difficult for Sam, but with the right encouragement and persistence, he is able to complete the one-hour chair exercise class. At lunchtime, he is always chatting and enjoying the conversation with his friends
But it’s after lunch when Sam really comes to life…when the entertainment begins. The moment he hears the music play, his heart, mind, and body react in such a rhythmic way and he is able to express himself through dancing. Dancing has become his new passion—his reason to live and come to the Center. Sam loves the UCOAC because he is able to dance and bring joy to the rest of the group.
His wife said that before beginning the program, dancing had not been a part of Sam’s life. Yet, as a result of participating in the UCOAC, Sam has discovered a new way of expressing himself and showing the world the love and passion he feels for life.
Frieda Rosenberg has been volunteering with the University City Older Adult Center since it opened in March 2000. For 13 years she has dutifully recorded attendance and collected dues. Not only does she give her time, but she is also a donor to the program. UCOAC held a lunch in her honor and bid her a bittersweet farewell as she moves up north to be closer to her children and grandchildren. Here is what Frieda had to say as she addressed the crowd of well-wishers: