About Us

Mission Statement

Goodman Jewish Family Services of Broward County (GJFS) is dedicated to empowering individuals, strengthening families and protecting the vulnerable by providing exceptional social services to the entire community, based on Jewish values.

Who We Are

For the past 54 years, Goodman Jewish Family Services has helped people facing life’s most difficult challenges. We have provided social service programs, counseling services, and emergency and ongoing assistance to thousands of individuals of all ages, races, religions, ethnic backgrounds and sexual orientations in our community.

Our Jewish heritage is expressed through care and respect for individual dignity and social justice for all.

Our counseling programs for families and individuals provide personal growth opportunities for people of all ages.

Our emergency and ongoing support for the most vulnerable includes Holocaust survivors, seniors in need, the emotionally, developmentally and physically disabled, survivors of domestic abuse and others who have nowhere else to turn.

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

Meet Our Team

What We Do

Goodman Jewish Family Services is an advocate.

Our counselors and network of resources protect the vulnerable. We assist those who suffer quietly – seniors in need, Holocaust survivors, parents of disabled adults, survivors of domestic abuse, people who fall through the cracks in the system, and those who don’t qualify for traditional resources or know how to avail themselves of community resources.

We fight for those who do not have an adequate platform to voice their concerns, regardless of race, religion, creed or ability to pay.

Our comprehensive services and resources provide a safety net for individuals dealing with chronic or sudden acute physical, emotional
or financial crises.

Goodman Jewish Family Services has Boots on the Ground.

For the last 54 years, we have worked tirelessly by identifying needs, raising funds, providing counseling, offering emotional, physical or financial assistance and connecting those in need with those willing to help.

For 54 years, JFS has been serving Broward County and enriching thousands of lives.
Each donation helps us continue our mission.

Let’s make a difference


We can always use a helping hand.

Volunteer Opportunities

Join our growing community

We've Got Plenty to Look Forward to

Upcoming Events
Jul 2

Social Security – Not for Retirement Only

07/02/2018 10:30am - 12:30pm | Cost: FREE West Regional Library | 8601 West Broward Boulevard, Plantation, FL 33324 View Event
Jul 19

Financial Wellness & Money Management – Presented by BankUnited

07/19/2018 10:00AM-11:30AM 5890 S. Pine Island Road, Suite 201 Davie, FL 33328 View Event
Aug 6

Legal Planning for the Future

08/06/2018 10:30am - 12:30pm | Cost: FREE West Regional Library | 8601 West Broward Boulevard, Plantation, FL 33324 View Event

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