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Moving Forward Together


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

Opinion: Having mothers stand together in solidarity is needed now more than ever

No one deserves the treatment faced by those in Customs and Border Protection custody, especially vulnerable people who are pregnant or have just given birth. Join JFS in calling on Customs and Border Protection to end the wrongful detention of pregnant, postpartum and nursing parents and their children.

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Heart & Soul Gala - Celebrating Connection, Compassion, Community

Join us for our biggest event of the year on May 18 as we honor Sharon & David Wax and The Shapiro Foundation/HIAS. Tickets and underwriting opportunities available.

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Together, with our entire community, we mourn the loss of Joan Jacobs z”l, philanthropist, community leader, and longtime friend of JFS

Joan’s generosity and leadership continues to help thousands of families access critical services and support. Her kindness, warmth, and generosity will be greatly missed.

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Jewish Family Service’s Center for Jewish Care and Hillel of San Diego Expand Wellness Services to Increase Support for Jewish Students

New Program Includes Hiring of Wellness Counselor to Provide Individualized Assistance to San Diego’s Jewish Student Community.

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

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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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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

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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 

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.