JFS Adoption. A young couple thinking about their future while awaiting an adoption.

Adoption Lunch & Learn

Happy Thanksgiving! We will not hold an adoption lunch and learn this month. Join us next month on December 19th. 

Adoption Workshop - Free Admission

Contact adoption@jfsrichmond.org to RSVP.

EnRich for Life


Join us on November 12 from 11:15am - 1:30pm for the 4th season of EnRich

Thank You

We're honored to be awarded the 2015 Distinguished Merit Citation by the VCIC

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#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 […]


JFS Adoption Partners with Connecting Hearts

By Maya Barnett | March 13, 2018

In 1953, JFS assisted with its first infant adoption in the Richmond Community. This came at a time when the Ladies Hebrew Benevolent Association (LHBA), now JFS, wanted programs to better care for families and children. In the sixty years since the birth of the adoption program, JFS has expanded its adoption options to serve […]


JFS Achieves COA Certification

By Maya Barnett | December 6, 2017

  Jewish Family Services provides Richmond’s highest quality Care, Counseling and Adoption services. One way we ensure all JFS services do not simply meet, but exceed,  industry standards is through our accreditation by the Counsel on Accreditation (COA). COA is an independent organization, separate from the government, that ensures all of our programs and services […]


Giving Tuesday

By Maya Barnett | November 28, 2017

Today is the sixth annual Giving Tuesday, a day of giving created in the spirit of Thanksgiving and the start of the holiday charitable season. JFS has been serving the Richmond community for over 168 years. Our programs are rooted in the belief that everyone is entitled to services that enrich their life and elevate their […]


Adoption First Language

By Jay White | November 8, 2017

The words we use when communicating have value. They not only convey fact, but they evoke feeling. Using positive adoption language helps to dispel adoption myths, emphasize the importance of family and reflect the true nature of adoption. By using accurate adoption language we help educate others and diminish the misconceptions of adoption. Terms to […]


Thanksgiving Card Project

By Jay White | November 7, 2017

Today Joaquin Torres of Mr. Christopher Kresge’s class at Echo Lake Elementary presented JFS with a set of festive handmade greeting cards for the annual Evens Fund Thanksgiving gift card project. This project is done in conjunction with donations from the Evens Food Fund via the Richmond Jewish Federation. The funds are used to buy […]


JFS Welcomes Anna Cameron, LCSW

By Jay White | October 18, 2017

Jewish Family Services is proud to announce our newest counseling clinician, Anna Cameron. Anna is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and holds a certificate in early childhood education from VCU. Anna comes to JFS with 13 years of clinical experience and 11 years of program management. Anna has experience addressing issues with abuse and […]