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Adoption Lunch & Learn

Adoption Workshop - Free Admission

September Lunch and Learn is postponed due to Yom Kippur. Contact adoption@jfsrichmond.org to schedule an appointment with an adoption counselor. 

EnRich for Life


Join us on September 17th from 11:15am - 1:30pm for the 4th season of EnRich

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JFS Establishes the Care Closet

By Maya Barnett | October 2, 2018

Physical presentation is more than how an outside person perceives another person; it can shape how we see ourselves. Mrs. B was brought under the care of JFS Public Guardianship program a year ago – she had previously been under the care of a different public guardian. When she arrived to JFS, she was reserved […]


A Word about Suicide Prevention Week from Dr. Guion

By Maya Barnett | September 14, 2018

Dr. David Guion, PhD, is a clinical psychologist at JFS. September 9 – September 15 is Suicide Prevention Week. This week is a time to continue the discussion to #stopsuicide. This topic has increasingly become in the public eye through the tragic losses this summer of Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade. There are no easy […]


New Season of EnRich begins September 17th

By Maya Barnett | September 5, 2018

September 17th marks the beginning of the fourth year of the Enrich for Life program.  If you are a semi-retired or retired adult, join Jewish Family Services and the Weinstein JCC in a sweet New Year with challah, apples, honey, a hot kosher lunch and a special program by Dr. Richard Woodward, the curator of […]


Volunteerism for a New Year

By Maya Barnett | September 5, 2018

The High Holidays are a reflective time to look back into the previous year and assess next year’s goals. It is the time to look within ourselves to evaluate our strengths and opportunities for growth. It is also a time of year where we can ask how we can use our time and talents to […]


Seasonal Mood Changes

By Maya Barnett | August 21, 2018

By: David Guion, PhD, JFS Clinical Psychologist For many, the summer is an anticipated and enjoyable time, particularly through the extra opportunities to get outdoors and socialize.  For others, the summer can be a particularly challenging time, so much so that about 10% of people who have seasonal affective disorder actually get it in the […]


JFS Presents “Edith+Eddie” Screening and Discussion

By Maya Barnett | May 30, 2018

2018 Academy Award Nominee for Best Documentary Short, Edith+Eddie, started as a documentary of true love, the love story to end all love stories. Edith and Eddie, ages 95 and 96, are Virginia’s oldest newlywed couple.  Since their wedding day, they have found a new reason to live each day to the fullest. Each morning, […]


#4Mind4Body, Recommendations by Dr. Guion

By Maya Barnett | May 29, 2018

By: Dr. David Guion, PhD, JFS clinical psychologist May is Mental Health Awareness month and this year’s theme is Fitness #4Mind4Body.  The theme highlights the important and strong connection between physical health and mental health.  Mental Health America has a great resource/toolkit at http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/may, with fact sheets on diet, sleep, stress, gut health, and exercise, […]


Register for the 21st Annual Jewish Community Golf Classic

By Maya Barnett | May 9, 2018

For the past two decades, the Jewish Community Golf Classic has been providing a great day of golf and giving for the Richmond community. Join us for another great year of golf on Monday, June 4 at our 21st Annual Jewish Community Golf Classic at Jefferson Lakeside Country Club as we once again engage in friendly competition while supporting […]


The Role of a Surrogate Decision Maker

By Maya Barnett | March 27, 2018

Sometimes life throws us a curve and there may come a time when we are unable to make our own decisions about health care or finances. We will need someone else to make choices on our behalf and make these decisions in accordance with our own wishes. This could be a temporary situation due to […]