Jewish Federation & Family Services of Orange County brings together the people, the partners, and the resources to care for people in need, to build a vibrant community, and to sustain and enhance Jewish life. JFFS grants and programs ensure lifesaving humanitarian services; care and connection for seniors; educational opportunities for youth; leadership on our campuses; and a strong relationship with Israel and global Jewry.
JFFS provides grants and offers programs that ensure:
Our entire staff team is comprised of professionals with expertise in social service delivery, campaign development, marketing/communications, finance, data, planning and outreach. Together, we ensure that our programs reach the widest possible audience; that we build community in every aspect of our work; that we offer numerous points of entry for volunteers and newcomers; and, most importantly, that we raise the funds needed to underpin essential programs and services. Many of our programs serve both the Jewish community and the wider community - people of all faiths, ethnicities, and ages.
Through our Family Services division, we provide Lifelines services and programs that encompass crisis intervention, emergency assistance, Adopt a Family, support groups, employment/financial empowerment programs and professional counseling. The Family Services division also offers a broad range of programs and services for older adults, including Holocaust survivor services and programs, counseling, bereavement groups, care management, consultation, and our Silver Streak transportation program which serves seniors, people with disabilities who cannot drive, and cancer patients.
Our lay leadership -- the Board of Jewish Federation & Family Services and its committees -- provides strategic planning, financial and program oversight and, most importantly, ensures that donor dollars are invested wisely to deliver first-class services and programs. As a result of our outstanding financial practices, JFFS has received, for the second year in a row, the coveted Four-Star rating of Charity Navigator, America's premier independent charity evaluator.
Jewish Federation & Family Services is a 501c3 non-profit organization. Our tax ID number is 95-2407026.
The success of Jewish Federation & Family Services depends largely on our leadership team of professionals and volunteers. These groups work to meet the needs of our community by providing resources and raising support as needed.
Jewish Federation & Family Services of Orange County is hiring. Join us in our mission to improve the lives of others. learn more about opening on our Career Opportunities page.
Did Jewish Federation and Jewish Family Service merge?
YES. In June 2010, Jewish Federation Orange County and Jewish Family Service of Orange County formed a strategic alliance. A full merger was unanimously approved by both organizations' Boards in January 2011, and the merger was approved by the California Secretary of State in April 2011. Today, we are Jewish Federation & Family Services.
Why did the organizations merge?
We merged to bring together our core strengths -- in social service delivery, fundraising, communications and finance -- and in so doing, to provide more services to more people, more efficiently.
How can I get involved? How can I help?
You can donate to Jewish Federation & Family Services Orange County (JFFS) by check or credit card:
- by mail (1 Federation Way, Suite 210, Irvine, CA 92603-0174)
- by telephone (949-435-3484)
- online at (www.JewishOrangeCounty.org/donate)
You can plan a gift to JFFS through a bequest, endowment or annuity by calling Chelle Friedman at 949-435-3484, x334.
You can volunteer to help meet a range of community needs. Call us at 949-435-3484, and we’ll connect you with a professional team member who can help you explore your passion for community service.
What if I need help?
Call our Helpline -- 949-435-3460 and speak to one of our professionals. We are ready to assist you, whatever your needs: crisis intervention, emergency assistance, older adult care, special needs resources, and so much more.