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JFS Publications

Press Releases

Sep 17 2020

FBI San Diego presented the 2019 FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award to Jewish Family Service of San Diego (JFS) for our partnership and service to the FBI and the law enforcement community. Special Agent in Charge (SAC) Suzanne Turner presented the award to Carole Yellen, JFS Sr. Director of Strategic Partnerships.

Sep 9 2020

5,000 San Diego Children Benefitted from New Skills Learned by Parents

Aug 26 2020

“Kea and Christopher bring decades of leadership experience to the JFS team and will have a huge impact on how we empower the community as we recover from the COVID-19 crisis, and beyond.” – Michael Hopkins

Jul 28 2020
From Michael Hopkins, CEO, Jewish Family Service of San Diego The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s announcement today that it will not accept new

In the News

Sep 21 2020

CBS 8 News

JFS Director of Parenting and Youth Services, Autumn Weidman, joined Morning Extra Monday to discuss our Positive Parenting Program that helps parents and caregivers of all ages. Register at

Sep 19 2020

YouTube: Sandy Scheller

Sandra Schller of the Chula Vista Heritage Museum interviews Harry Rosen, a longtime member of our College Avenue Center. During Covid-19, he has relied on receiving frozen meals. In this interview, his optimism comes across as he talks about his family’s experience during the Holocaust and his life now. At the 37:08 time stamp, he talks about JFS.

Sep 4 2020

The New York Times

The economic strain of the coronavirus pandemic has more Americans turning to food banks and charity for help feeding their family. “I want people to understand, the face of the needy is different now,” said Ms. Cazimero, who depends on the drive-thru distribution at Jewish Family Service as part of her daily routine to feed her family.

Aug 13 2020

YouTube: Sandy Scheller

Hedy Dalin, JFS Director of Care Management, was interviewed by Sandra Scheller, museum curator of the Chula Vista Heritage Museum, which is currently featuring an exhibit, Project Ruth, which focuses on Holocaust Survivors.