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Blueprint for Impact: JFS Strategic Plan 2020 and Moving Forward

JFS’s new Blueprint for Impact will guide our organization through the next few years as we adapt and evolve to make a more profound impact in our community.


Press Releases

Jul 26 2021

While we commend the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General for its investigation, there is more work to be done to ensure pregnant people and their families are treated with dignity and compassion as they seek their legal right to asylum in the U.S. No one should be forced to give birth in custody or immediately returned to a carceral setting with a newborn baby. We urge the federal government to continue investing in infrastructure and in processes that provide humanitarian reception along the border region.

Jul 19 2021

Jewish Family Service continues to stand with the nation’s Dreamers. The ruling in Texas puts thousands of our friends, colleagues, and neighbors at greater risk of deportation – many who have never known any home other than the United States.

Jul 13 2021
SAN DIEGO (July 13, 2021) – Jewish Family Service of San Diego (JFS) has named Emily Jennewein as chair of the nonprofit’s board of
Jun 24 2021
From Michael Hopkins, CEO Jewish Family Service of San Diego (JFS) strongly supports the Biden-Harris administration’s plan for broadening the pool of migrants who

In the News

Jul 28 2021

The San Diego Union-Tribune

In a report from the Office of the Inspector General for the Department of Homeland Security, reviewed the agency’s treatment of pregnant women and births in custody after a Guatemalan woman filed a complaint last year about what happened to her at a station in Chula Vista. Jewish Family Service and ACLU Foundation of San Diego & Imperial Counties brought this case to their attention in April 2020. Kate Clark, Sr. Director of Immigration Services, is quoted in the article.

Jul 27 2021

Tribesmen Podcast

Join us for a special episode of The Tribesmen podcast where we talk about how to care for our loved ones suffering from Alzheimer’s, Dementia, and Parkinson’s. Aviva Saad will be sharing her story with us as well as tips on how to care for your loved ones. Don’t miss this incredible episode!

Jul 13 2021

The San Diego Union-Tribune

Jewish Family Service and American Civil Liberties Union of San Diego and Imperial Counties (ACLU) sent a letter to Alejandro Mayorkas, Homeland Security Secretary, outlining the ways that migrant families are still being split apart, the harm that separation causes, and suggested immediate policy changes.

Jul 8 2021

NBC 7 San Diego

After months of being stuck at home during the pandemic, many people in the community possess great anxiety about resuming activity and socializing. Colleen Cook, aging specialist at JFS, offers practical tips to help.