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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

Sep 9 2021
Yesterday, 31 members of Congress – including San Diego County representatives Sen. Alex Padilla, Rep. Sara Jacobs, and Rep. Juan Vargas – urging the
Aug 25 2021
From Michael Hopkins, CEO Yesterday’s refusal by the Supreme Court to block a lower court order, thereby allowing the reinstatement of the abhorrent policy
Aug 20 2021

Yesterday’s Fifth Circuit decision is a devastating blow to the progress made in putting an end to the heinous MPP program put in place by the previous administration.

Aug 16 2021
As the devastating situation continues to unfold in Afghanistan, Jewish Family Service of San Diego (JFS) is actively preparing for the increase of refugees

In the News

Oct 11 2021

San Diego Jewish Journal

In this cover story, CEO Michael Hopkins discusses the importance of launching the Center for Jewish Care when so many Jewish people in our community need critical support as a result of the pandemic. “For the longest time, people thought we only served the Jewish community and then it seemed in most recent history that we only serve everyone else but the Jewish community. With the introduction of the Center for Jewish Care with its own direct contact information, own brand, and its own dedicated staff, it’s not one population or the other. We serve the whole community and we serve the Jewish community. The Center for Jewish Care is our way of clearly communicating the importance of serving the Jewish community and how it is foundational to our purpose.”

Oct 11 2021


NBC 7 Investigates dug through law enforcement records to find out if there’s a connection between Safe Parking Program locations and crime. The facts do not reflect the exaggerated claims of critics.
At the current location in Encinitas on Saxony Road, deputies have responded three times over the past 18 months. One of those was for a noise complaint, and the two others were requests for extra patrols. At the other three locations run by Jewish Family Service, there were a total of 39 calls to police over the past two years, but only three of those ended with officers taking some kind of action.

Oct 8 2021

Times of San Diego

Jewish Family Service of San Diego, one of the community’s largest social service nonprofits, is holding a job fair to fill 50 open positions. The job fair will be held at the Joan & Irwin Jacobs Campus located at 8804 Balboa Avenue. Attendees are encouraged to bring copies of their resume or contact information. To view open positions, visit

Oct 4 2021

10 News San Diego

A new survey found 44% of unvaccinated Americans say they’re willing to get the COVID-19 shot, but they all have reasons for their hesitancy. Experts say lack of transportation is one issue they hear most often and one of the easiest to solve.