Moving Forward Together

Press Releases

Feb 18 2019
Feb 11 2019

Through Holiday “Smart Giving, Smart Chicken” Program, Poultry Donated to Help San Diego’s Food Insecure.

Jan 29 2019

The County Board of Supervisors voted to use a County-owned facility as a temporary migrant shelter to house legal, initially processed asylum-seeking families.

Jan 21 2019

Jewish Family Service offering groceries to furloughed workers and their families.

Jan 14 2019

JFS Behavioral Health Committee hosts free event exploring the biology of stress and the science of hope.

Nov 13 2018

Major San Diego Nonprofit Rated in Top One Percent of Nonprofits Nationally.

Nov 9 2018

Funds support Hand Up Food Pantry; provide groceries, diapers and other essentials to local military families and others in need.

Nov 9 2018
Media Statement Re: New Asylum Border Regulation and Border Troops From San Diego Rapid Response Network Everyone has the legal right to seek asylum
Sep 21 2018

The 30,000 refugee cap will be the lowest in the 38-year history of the U.S. refugee resettlement program. Read our position statement.

Jun 27 2018

The State of California appropriated $3.6 million to create the California Holocaust Survivor Assistance Program, the first California-funded program that ensures that Holocaust survivors are able to live out their lives with dignity.

Jun 21 2018
Rady Family Foundation Increases Match After Early Campaign Success SAN DIEGO (June 21, 2018) – In response to the early success of Jewish Family Service
May 4 2018

Jewish Family Service of San Diego raised a record-setting $1.25 million at its annual Heart & Soul Gala at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine on April 21.

Feb 15 2018

In partnership with Starbucks and Feeding San Diego (FSD), Jewish Family Service of San Diego (JFS) will rescue food products from local Starbucks locations countywide and distribute the food to those struggling with hunger as part of the first Starbucks FoodShare Program in the nation.

Jan 26 2018

To kick off its centennial year, Jewish Family Service of San Diego (JFS) has announced its $37 Million Centennial Countdown Campaign. The campaign includes a $20 million commitment from the Rady Family Foundation, including up to $17 million available in one-to-one matching funds.

Nov 3 2017

Jewish Family Service of San Diego (JFS) has launched its Hand Up Cars program, an economic empowerment program that helps working families across San Diego County achieve self-sufficiency through financial education and reliable transportation.

Oct 16 2017

As another strategy to reduce homelessness in San Diego, Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer today announced a safe parking program that will allow individuals and families who are currently living out of their vehicles a safe and secure place to park at night, with case managers and a housing specialist to help them find permanent homes.

Oct 3 2017

NewSchool of Architecture & Design announced that a group of its students, under the direction of professor Chuck Crawford, has designed and built a sukkah.

Sep 28 2017

Since Jewish Family Service of San Diego (JFS) was founded nearly 100 years ago, we have witnessed how newcomers strengthen our social fabric and make San Diego – and our country – more prosperous and competitive in a changing world.

Sep 22 2017

Jewish Family Service of San Diego’s (JFS) Director of Social and Wellness Services Meredith J. Morgenroth has been re-elected chair of the Social Services Transportation Advisory Council (SSTAC).

Sep 6 2017

Jewish Family Service of San Diego (JFS) has been awarded a $35,000 grant from the Hadassah Foundation to support the Girls Give Back teen leadership program, which enables Jewish teen girls in San Diego to address the challenges faced by young Jewish women in meaningful, self-directed, and ongoing service learning and leadership development opportunities.

Sep 5 2017

Jewish Family Service of San Diego (JFS) believes that terminating Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), revoking the legal status of almost 800,000 children and young adults, is cruel and unnecessary. It is also destructive to the economy and community in San Diego County, as well as the U.S. overall.

Aug 21 2017

Jewish Family Service of San Diego (JFS) has hired Gabrielle Charo as its new director of nutrition services to oversee the nonprofit’s food assistance programs, which work to alleviate food insecurity in San Diego County.

Aug 15 2017

Every year in the last decade, Jewish Family Service of San Diego (JFS) has earned a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. The rating places the nonprofit among the top one percent of nonprofits nationwide for its high standards of sound fiscal management, accountability and transparency.

Jun 30 2017

Jewish Family Service of San Diego (JFS) recognized eight individuals and one committee with special awards during its Annual Meeting Luncheon on June 13 at the agency’s Joan & Irwin Jacobs Campus in Kearny Mesa.

Jun 29 2017

Jewish Family Service of San Diego (JFS) believes that stopping refugee resettlement, for any period of time, undermines our nation’s founding principles and turns away those seeking safety, freedom, hope and opportunity.