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.

Virtual Event: Making It Work - Life Lessons From Global Fashion Icon Tim Gunn

Learn more about underwriting benefits for this Signature Event presented by the Behavioral Health Committee on April 29, 2021.Learn More »

Rubenstein Scholarship For Higher Learning - Apply Now!

This program awards scholarships up to $5,000, based on financial need, academic performance, and community involvement. Jewish high school and college students based in San Diego are encouraged to apply until April 9, 2021.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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JFS is Hosting COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics

POSTPONED: The vaccination clinic scheduled for February 21 has been postponed. It will be rescheduled in March. Adults age 65 and older are eligible to attend our COVID-19 vaccination clinics. Appointments are required.Learn 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.

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.

2020 General Election San Diego Voter Information

The San Diego Registrar of Voters has created a quick and simple guide to safely voting in the 2020...

“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.