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JFS Publications

Press Releases

Feb 28 2020
From CEO Michael Hopkins Today, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a preliminary injunction on the federal government’s inhumane Migrant Protection Protocols
Jan 29 2020
Campaign Tied with One-Year Anniversary of “Remain in Mexico” Policy SAN DIEGO (Jan. 29, 2020) – One year ago today, the federal government implemented
Jan 20 2020
PRESS RELEASE For immediate release: January 21, 2020 SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Avodah, a national antipoverty organization dedicated to strengthening the Jewish community’s impact
Jan 13 2020

Move Comes Shortly After One-Year Mark; More Than 20,000 Migrants Served.
“As we transition into the new space, we first need to thank the many partners, supporters and volunteers who have helped us provide refuge to thousands of asylum-seeking families over the last year,” said JFS CEO Michael Hopkins. “Thank you to the State of California and Governor Gavin Newsom, the County of San Diego and Supervisors Nathan Fletcher and Greg Cox, the San Diego Rapid Response Network, and UC San Diego Health.”

In the News

Mar 26 2020

Facebook Live

During a Facebook Live update on March 25, 2020, County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher gave a shoutout to Jewish Family Service for our community work during the Coronavirus health crisis. Fast forward to the 6:50 minute mark to hear.

Mar 26 2020

Voice of San Diego

When older adults in an East Village housing complex failed to receive food distributions and home-delivered meals, JFS stepped up to fill in the gaps. As the impact of the coronavirus grows in the San Diego community, it’s more important than ever to ensure our older neighbors have consistent access to nutritious meals so they can safely stay in the comfort of their home.

Mar 22 2020

Times of San Diego

CEO Michael Hopkins discusses the increased need for JFS services during the COVID-19 pandemic, the modified services we’re providing on campus, and how JFS staff are working remotely to continue serving our community.

Mar 22 2020

AP News

As the COVID-19 pandemic threatens to shut down immigration courts, thousands of asylum-seekers are unable to find attorneys to represent them in court. JFS is one of two organizations in Southern California providing pro bono legal representation, and our Director of Immigration Services, Kate Clark, explains the difficulty of representing these cases, especially with new restrictions to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.