Moving Forward Together


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

Corner Market Gives Families a Fresh Start

Watch JFS volunteer Marti Eisenberg in action at the Corner Market at JFS! Marti knows first-hand how special the Corner Market at JFS is and she loves finding little food treasures to point out to the families who shop here. Watch Here »

Joint Community Statement on Antisemitism at Human Relations Commission

We strongly condemn the antisemitic comments made by a commissioner at the San Diego County Leon Williams Human Rights Commission (HRC) meeting on July 18.Read Our Full Statement »

Save the Date: JFS Signature Luncheon Featuring Rabbi Sharon Brous – November 2

Join us for an inspiring conversation with Rabbi Sharon Brous, Founding and Senior Rabbi at IKAR, as we explore the topic of human connection and its power to transform the way we think, feel, and live. Tickets & underwriting opportunities available.Learn More »

High Holy Days Community Drive

Every year during the High Holy Days, our Jewish community supports San Diegans experiencing hunger through our annual community food drive. Join is in supporting San Diegans experiencing food insecurity.Discover Food Drop-off Locations »

Explore Our Services.

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

Learn More

Volunteer With Us.

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

Learn More

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.

Learn More


Visit our Newsroom, to view press releases, news coverage, and JFS publications.

Moving Forward Together

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

little girl smiling with mother watching behind her

A Shared Purpose

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

volunteers bagging vegetables in the Corner Market

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

mother and daughter smiling

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 

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.

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.