Moving Forward Together

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We believe that with hard work and the right connections – to knowledge, resources, and supportive relationships – anyone can change their life.

JFS Statement on Presidential Determination for Refugee Resettlement

With the new presidential determination of 62,500 refugees, JFS looks forward to welcoming individuals and families as they safely rebuild their lives in San Diego with dignity.Learn More »

The New York Times takes in-depth look at JFS efforts to Restore Nation’s Asylum System

Frontpage story in The New York Times reports how JFS is creating the model for how to welcome the stranger while protecting public health during a pandemic.

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Life Lessons from Holocaust Survivors

Life Lessons is a book compiling the interviews of 44 Holocaust Survivors, where each Survivor answers the question, “What have you learned from life that you would like to share with others?” The publication of their responses is an affirmation that their stories and experiences will live on to inform and inspire others.Learn More »

Announcing Guaranteed Income Project: Resilient Communities for Every Child

San Diego for Every Child, a nonprofit coalition housed under Jewish Family Service, announced its work to pilot the region’s first Guaranteed Income Project. Sara Jacobs, San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria, and National City Mayor Alejandra Sotelo-Solis have all offered commitments of support.Read More »

Explore Our Services.

We’re committed to being there for you and your family – not just in a crisis, but every day.

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Volunteer With Us.

We connect volunteers with meaningful service opportunities that utilize your strengths and engage your deepest passions.

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Find Your Way to Give.

We’re building a community where everyone has the chance to build a better life. Your investment will help us get there.

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Moving Forward Together

We believe that when everyone has a chance to reach their full potential, our whole community is stronger.

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Our Shared Challenge

Every day, we meet people with a deep desire to get back on their feet and move forward. But struggling to make ends meet day-to-day means there’s less time and energy to focus on well-being or think about planning for the long-term.

Our Call to Action

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The JFS Approach

Moving Forward means something different to everyone. It’s our job to learn what it means to each individual and family, and to empower them with the tools and connections to take the next steps.

How We Help

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Measuring our Impact

Person by person, family by family, we are building a better future for our community. Every step of the way, we are committed to measuring our impact and strengthening our approach.

How We Measure 


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Meet the people who inspire us every day.

Life Lessons from Holocaust Survivors

Life Lessons is a compilation of interviews with Holocaust Survivors and features intimate stories, photos, and words of advice....

Online Positive Parenting Classes Support Families During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Positive Parenting Program helps families across San Diego learn how to have a happy home life during COVID-19.

“An Important Time to Express Our Humanity:” Family of JFS Volunteers Reflect on Giving Back During COVID-19

Even though volunteering is different during COVID-19, the Jarvis family has discovered the joys of giving back. ...

Ways to Give

Our supporters are people with passion – for serving others and strengthening our community. We’re committed to helping you bring that passion to life.


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Support was provided by the URO Charitable Trust Limited.

Support was provided by the URO Charitable Lead Trust Limited, administered by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, for the benefit of needy Jewish Nazi Victims.

Social services for Nazi victims have been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.