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.

Who We Are

Since 1962, 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.

Since 1962, 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.

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

Since 1962, 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
Mar 19

Residential Options for People with Disabilities

03/19/2019 10:30am - 12:30pm | Cost: FREE Volunteer Park | 12050 W Sunrise Blvd, Plantation, FL 33323 View Event
Mar 19

Graceful Aging Circle Discussion Group

03/19/2019 2:30PM-3:30PM Young Israel Chabad of Century Village - 13600 SW 10th Street • Pembroke Pines, FL 33027 View Event
Mar 20

Peace of Mind Group Tamarac

03/20/2019 10:00am - 11:00am | Cost: FREE Tamarac Community Center | 8601 W Commercial Blvd | Tamarac, FL 33351 View Event

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