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A book list for adoptive families

By Becki Mann | March 12, 2015

For many families, helping your child understand what it means to be adopted can be challenging. Other parents are a great resource, but books are also a great tool for parents and kids.  Adoption books can be a means to help children understand adoption and process their emotions.  There are many age-appropriate books to assist children […]


Have an appetite for knowledge?

By Becki Mann | February 10, 2015

  JFS is excited for the debut of our new speaker series in partnership the Weinstein JCC, “Food for Thought.”  The series brings experts in aging, from a variety of professions and fields, together to share their unique advice and experience.  Food for Thought will ignite conversation and arm people with all the information to […]


You are not alone in this: Senior Isolation

By Becki Mann | January 29, 2015

  A Silent Threat: When thinking about the issues that negatively impact our aging population; many might first think of physical issues.  However, one of the most critical concerns facing older individuals is a simpler one: loneliness.  Some studies indicate that as many as 1 in 3 seniors report being chronically lonely. This can have […]


First…a little history!

By Becki Mann | January 2, 2015

Jewish Family Services has been a part of the Richmond community for so long, it’s almost impossible to imagine the city without its presence. 165 years, a span of several lifetimes in America’s history marked by several wars, technological expansion, and growing diversity. During this time Jewish Family Services has become an ingrained part of the […]