Moving Forward Together

Press Releases

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.

Jun 27 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.

Jun 26 2017

Jewish Family Service of San Diego is opposed to the Senate’s Better Care Reconciliation Act in its current form.

Jun 15 2017

Jewish Family Service of San Diego (JFS) has named businesswoman and renowned philanthropist Marie Raftery as chair of the 99-year-old nonprofit’s board of directors.

Jun 14 2017

Jewish Family Service of San Diego (JFS) has launched its latest senior transportation service, On the Go: Navigator, which connects older adults with on-demand ride-sharing services like Lyft and Uber without the use of a smart phone, and remotely monitors each ride to ensure safety.

Apr 10 2017

Jewish Family Service of San Diego raised more than $1.1 million at its annual Heart & Soul Gala at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine on April 1.

Apr 5 2017

JFS has been awarded more than $19,600 by the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program from the San Diego County Board of Supervisors to create a special training room that will allow the agency’s Employment and Career Services department to provide job training and preparation services.

Apr 5 2017

Jewish Family Service of San Diego (JFS) has been awarded more than $19,600 by the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program from the San Diego County Board of Supervisors to create a special training room that will allow the agency’s Employment and Career Services department to provide job training and preparation services.

Mar 24 2017

Jewish Family Service of San Diego was awarded nearly $1.8 million from the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) to provide two years of funding for JFS’s On the Go senior transportation program.

Mar 13 2017

Jewish Family Service of San Diego (JFS) has been awarded $70,000 by the San Diego Foundation’s Age Friendly Communities Program to help improve the quality of life for older adults in San Diego through On the Go Navigator – a new addition to JFS’s existing On the Go program.

Mar 6 2017

Jewish Family Service of San Diego continues to believe 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.

Mar 5 2017

Jewish Family Service of San Diego’s (JFS) annual luncheon to support mental health awareness on Monday, May 15, 2017 at 11:00am at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla, will feature three-time Olympian Suzy Favor Hamilton, sharing her experience of living with bipolar disorder.