About Us

Mission Statement

Goodman JFS 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. Our work is based on Jewish values to improve quality of life regardless of race, religion, ethnic background or sexual orientation.

Our Vision

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

Our History

Jewish Family Services of Broward County was first established in 1962 and received 501(c)3 not-for-profit status the following year. Since then, GJFS 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.

Our programs provide counseling, food, transportation, care management, financial assistance, resources and referrals.

Our clients include seniors, Holocaust survivors, families, survivors of domestic abuse, and people with developmental and physical disabilities.

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

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

Ways to Help

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We've Got Plenty to Look Forward to

Upcoming Events


06oct10:30 am11:30 amThe Birds & the Bees: Sexuality & Relationships10:30 am - 11:30 am

15oct7:00 pm8:00 pmBeing the Best Advocate For You and Your Family7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

28oct10:30 am11:30 pmUnderstanding Your Guardianship Options10:30 am - 11:30 pm


10nov10:30 am11:30 amThe Alphabet Soup of Social Security10:30 am - 11:30 am

19nov7:00 pm8:00 pmCommunity Employment Options: Supported vs. Competitive - Presented by Best Buddies7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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