Join JFCS for Holocaust Remembrance Day

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Expanding Mental Health Services as Depression and Anxiety Double During the Pandemic

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Here to Help the Healing Begin

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Jewish Family and Children’s Services

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Matching Challenge!

JFCS’ Board of Directors will match every dollar of support up to $10,000 from The Giving List donors. Join us in ensuring our community thrives.

Provide Critical Support to the Community by Expanding JFCS’ Emergency Services Fund

We continue to live in challenging times. JFCS seeks to raise $100,000 for its emergency services fund, so that there is critical support when a community crisis arises. Contributions allow JFCS to serve those who couldn’t otherwise afford services.


Jewish Family and Children’s Services exists to provide professional and volunteer services for the purposes of developing, restoring, and maintaining the competency of families and individuals of all ages.

Traditionally, Jewish Family and Children’s agencies carry a special responsibility within the Jewish community for reaching out to children, the aged, the alienated and the dependent, and for the resettlement and acculturation of refugees and immigrants.

As part of the network of Jewish community services, the Agency helps promote Jewish continuity through the provision of preventive, educational, therapeutic, and supportive services, within the context of historic Jewish values, emphasizing inter-generational ties and community responsibility.
(415) 449-3858
Director of Development and the Endowment Fund: Barbara Farber

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My mother’s quality of life greatly improved, as did mine, knowing that she was in such safe and capable hands. Her needs have varied over the years, but the one thing that’s consistent is the way JFCS’ Seniors At Home helps us – regardless of the issue. What a blessing it is for the Bay Area to have an organization that serves our community from birth to death. I feel like the folks at JFCS have supported me the way siblings would support each other. I am so grateful to have found them.
Betsy Zeger

Board of Directors

Valli Benesch
Robert Blum
Marci Dollinger
David Dossetter
Steven Feinberg
Kathy Fields, MD
Zhenya Friedman
Carl Grunfeld, MD
Scott Haber
Oded Hermoni
Andy Hess
Alex Ingersoll
Robert Kaufman
David Kiachko
Natacha Kolb
David Kremer
Kerri Lehmann
Lisa Stone Pritzker
Garry Rayant, DDS
Laura Robbin
Michael Rolnick
Robert Rosner
Sandra Shmunis
Lydia Shorenstein
Deborah Stadtner
Jacqueline Neuwirth Swire
Luba Troyanovsky
Alex Varum
Mitch Waxman
Doug Winthrop