JFS Celebrates 170 Years

Since 1849, JFS has transformed lives and strengthened our community.

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

Adoption Lunch & Learn

Adoption Workshop - Free Admission

Wednesday, May 15th from Noon - 1 pm

Contact adoption@jfsrichmond.org to RSVP.

EnRich for Life

Join us on May 13th from 11:15am - 1:30pm for the final Enrich of the season! 

Thank You

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

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Activities for Dementia Patients

By admin | February 10, 2017

Connecting with others is at the core of being human – and it’s something that doesn’t change when a person has dementia. We’re often asked what are good activities for dementia patients. It’s important to know that there are many ways you can continue to form connections and strengthen bonds with your loved one during […]


How to Be an Effective Advocate for Aging Parents

By admin | February 7, 2017

As family caregivers, we often play many roles, including scheduler, financial manager, housecleaner, encourager, nurse, navigator, nurturer and more. Perhaps the most important role, though, is advocate, as we ensure the best life possible for our family and friends when they are vulnerable. That includes understanding their wishes for care and quality of life and […]


Wine Table Tuesday to benefit JFS Richmond

By admin | February 3, 2017

Want to learn more about JFS Richmond and the services we provide? Come to Wine Table Tuesday at Quirk Hotel! Join us for a celebration of the grape and good at Quirk Hotel and Maple & Pine. They feature their newest wines. A portion of the fee and all gratuities go to support JFS Richmond. Tuesday, March […]


Nature is Vital for Mental Health

By admin | February 2, 2017

Walk away the blues! Study links walking in nature is beneficial to your mental health by decreasing rumination and withdrawal. Urbanization has many benefits, but it also is associated with increased levels of mental illness, including depression. It has been suggested that decreased nature experience may help to explain the link between urbanization and mental […]


JELF Interest-free Loans

By admin | January 30, 2017

NEED MONEY FOR SCHOOL FOR THE 2017-18 ACADEMIC YEAR? APPLY FOR AN INTEREST-FREE LOAN FOR HIGHER EDUCATION BEGINNING MARCH 1! Applications for JELF’s interest-free loans for higher education (college, graduate school and vocational programs) are available to Jewish students in the Richmond area for the 2017-2018 school year, in partnership with JFS Richmond. JELF (Jewish […]


10 Early Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s

By admin | January 27, 2017

Memory loss that disrupts daily life may be a symptom of Alzheimer’s or another dementia. Alzheimer’s is a brain disease that causes a slow decline in memory, thinking and reasoning skills. There are 10 warning signs and symptoms. Every individual may experience one or more of these signs in a different degree. If you notice […]