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

Adoption Lunch & Learn

Adoption Workshop - Free Admission

Contact adoption@jfsrichmond.org to RSVP.

EnRich for Life


Join us on February 18th from 11:15am - 1:30pm. 

Thank You

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

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Edith + Eddie Film and Discussion Session

Thursday, March 21, at 5:30 PM

Hosted at Twin Hickory Library, 5001 Twin Hickory Road, Glen Allen

Film will be followed by a discussion session lead by JFS Director of Care Manager, Lisa Colegrove, LCSW, C-ASWCM

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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 […]


Help Somebody Spotlight: Sandy Sisisky, Board Member, JFS and Weinstein JCC

By admin | January 17, 2017

From ConnectVA: We are excited to share our very first “Help Somebody Hall of Fame” Honoree – Sandy Sisisky! For those of you who aren’t familiar with it, The Help Somebody Hall of Fame is a platform to express gratitude for a person in the community who acts selflessly to improve the lives of others.  We want […]


Exploring the Future of Caregiving: Three Scenarios

By admin | January 17, 2017

Millions of Americans—as many as 43.5 million according to a recent national survey—are engaged in providing care for family members or friends who are ill or disabled. The good news is that in recent years, the topic of caregiving has gotten more public attention than ever before as the result of a steady stream of […]


JFS Counseling; Working Through Life’s Challenges

By admin | January 16, 2017

According to Mental Health America, Virginia ranks 38th out of 51 states and the District of Columbia in access to mental health services and sources.  This number is down from a ranking of 27 in 2011.  At Jewish Family Services, we work to bridge these gaps every day.  Despite an ever-growing list of clients with […]