Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles is a multi-service Agency whose goals are to strengthen and preserve individual, family and community life by providing a wide range of needed human services to people in the community at every stage of the life cycle, especially those who are poor and disadvantaged. The agency is guided by ethical and spiritual values of Judaism in its provision of services.
Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles is an extended family of compassionate social services that enriches the community and improves the lives of countless men, women and children of all religions, ethnicities and ages. For over 160 years, JFS has counseled families, fed the hungry, sheltered the homeless and protected the vulnerable. As Los Angeles’ oldest and most dynamic charitable organization, JFS is a trusted source of care and support, meeting the diverse and changing needs of a diverse and changing city.
Who We Are
At JFS, we are volunteers, partners, donors and friends who all believe in one thing—we can change things and we’re going to do it as a family. This is the heart of JFS: people touching people, reaching out to nurture lives filled with dignity, meaning and joy.
Throughout this website, you will read about our comprehensive family of programs and services. Through these efforts, we form collaborative relationships with our clients that enhance their well-being and help them thrive. We approach our commitment to this goal with the highest level of responsibility, professionalism and integrity, and focus on what matters most, the thousands of individuals and families who turn to us for assistance every day.
Click here for some basic facts about JFS on our Media Resources page.
Click here to learn more about our Board of Directors.
Jewish Family Service is proud to be a beneficiary of The Jewish Federation of Los Angeles.