About Us


Goodman Jewish Family Services envisions a community where no one is in need, alone, or without hope. 

Mission Statement

Goodman JFS of Broward County, Inc. is dedicated to empowering individuals, strengthening families, protecting the vulnerable and helping seniors age safely and with dignity in their homes by providing innovative social services and programs to the Broward community.  Services provided by Goodman JFS are based on Jewish values to improve quality of life regardless of race, religion, ethnic background, sexual orientation, and/or gender identity.


Jewish Family Services of Broward County (JFS) was first established in 1962 and received 501(c)3 not-for-profit status the following year. Since then, Goodman JFS has continued to expand and provide services to improve and strengthen the quality of life for all.

The name of the agency was changed in 2014 in recognition of a $3 million endowment gift provided by Dr. Stanley and Pearl Goodman.

What We Do

Goodman Jewish Family Services supports those who face daily challenges, including the normal transitions of life, new and unexpected hardships and immediate crises.

Goodman JFS programs provide comprehensive psychological services, counseling, food, financial assistance, resources and referrals. Individuals and families, seniors, Holocaust survivors, families, survivors of domestic abuse, people with developmental disabilities, and those in need of mental health support are among the clients we serve.

For those who want to give back, volunteer opportunities enable individuals, groups and organizations to have a direct impact in their community while helping to expand our services and reach.

Goodman JFS is proud to have earned Charity Navigator’s highest rating – 4 stars. Read the letter

Ways to Help

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Corporate Partnership

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Affiliated Agencies

Jewish Federation
United Way of Broward County
Claims Conference
Federal Ministry of Finance on the basis of a decision of the Bundestag
Jewish Family Homecare