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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

May 3 2021

Jewish Family Service of San Diego (JFS) applauds the Biden-Harris administration for its presidential determination to begin resettling 62,500 refugees this year. We look forward to helping individuals and families from around the world rebuild their lives in San Diego in safety and with dignity.

Apr 28 2021

Today, the Senate Rules Committee appointed Dana Toppel, Chief Operating Officer at Jewish Family Service, to the California Commission on Aging during its hearing. As Chair of the California Senate Rules Committee, Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego), who recommended Toppel to serve on the commission, issued the following statement…

Apr 21 2021

The guilty verdict of Derek Chauvin in the murder of George Floyd provides accountability and is a critical step in the right direction, as we recognize that acts of hate, racial oppression, and the dehumanization of people of color continue at devastating rates in our country.

In the News

Apr 20 2021

Times of San Diego

The guaranteed basic income idea was tested in Stockton in 2019 and received widespread national attention. Jewish Family Service of San Diego is leading a pilot program for low-income neighborhoods of San Diego and National City.

Apr 19 2021

San Diego Union-Tribune

Thank you to JFS supporter Neil Senturia for advancing JFS as the beneficiary of the bidding of his witty and insightful article about NFTs. You will have to read the article for this all to make sense. Senturia is a serial entrepreneur who invests in early-stage technology companies. Hear his weekly podcast on innovation and entrepreneurship at

Apr 12 2021


Immigration authorities are working with state and local authorities and non-governmental organizations to ensure that all migrants are tested. Jewish Family Service of San Diego shares when migrants are tested on the California border.

Apr 2 2021

The San Diego Union-Tribune

Dana Toppel, Chief Operating Officer at JFS, authors this opinion that advocates for continuing the impact of the Child Tax Credit by investing in Guaranteed Income pilots. Studies show that direct cash “significantly reduces the experience of child poverty and creates an income floor that lifts families up and out of poverty.” Dana is a Community Advisory Board Member of The San Diego Union-Tribune.