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Holocaust Remembrance Programs in OC

Events occur throughout April

Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, begins at sundown on Sunday, April 27.  On this day, and during the month of April, Orange County Jewish organizations, congregations, and educational institutions present Holocaust remembrance programs and commemoration services.  Click here for a list of opportunities to honor those who have perished in the Holocaust. 

Chicken Soup for the Silver Soul 2.0

Sunday, April 27, from 8:30am to 3:30pm

This inspiring and informative free conference (and kosher lunch) is perfect for any family member on the journey of aging. Featuring keynote speaker Dr. Ruth Westheimer, a renowned radio personality, sex therapist and Holocaust survivor, will be joined by dozens of experts in the field of aging, who will speak on topics related to dealing with the challenges and joys that come with aging. More Info - Pre-Register more

Free Music Classes - Register Now

Winter Session Now Underway 

JFFS’ Zechter Music Center offers free musical instrument classes to all Jewish 5th-12th graders in Orange County! Sign up to take advantage of this extraordinary opportunity. Individualized instruction by top professionals and exciting musical activities.  Classes take place in Irvine and Huntington Beach.  Unleash your inner rocker, or your inner Beethoven! more


Trouble Finding a Job?

JFFS employment coaching programs can help! In addition to Women Forward, we now have Career Coaching for Men! Call the Family Services helpline (949) 435-3460

Volunteer Fitness Teachers Needed

Stretching, Zumba, Pilates, yoga, dance - however you move, we need you! Come put your skills to use by teaching a 45-minute class to seniors in Irvine once a week! You can make a real difference to seniors who are trying to stay healthy and independent. Contact JFFS’ Family Services today! Contact or (949) 435-3460

Silver Streak Wins STAR Award

JFFS congratulates the staff and drivers of our Silver Streak transportation program on their selection as the winner of a 2013 STAR Award for Excellence. Want to help out? You can mean the world to a senior simply by driving them to appointments, the store or social gatherings. 60¢ per mile reimbursed. Call us today!

PJ Library Age Increased!

JFFS is excited to announce that PJ Library has recently expanded to include children through age 8 in Orange County! PJ Library provides free, high quality Jewish books to families with children between the ages of 6 months and 8 years. Sign up or reenroll today! more

Shalom Baby Playgroups

JFFS’ Shalom Family is helping to coordinate Shalom Baby playgroups and fun meet-ups in your neighborhoods! A few have already started in Irvine and Aliso Viejo. Email us and tell us how old your children are, along with your zip code or neighborhood, and we will connect you with other families in your area. more

Jewish Residential Home

Coming this Spring

JFFS is proud to announce Mandel House, a new residential home offering adults with disabilities an independent, community-based, group living environment that meets their unique needs and helps them remain active in Jewish life. To apply for a place, or to donate items for the home, click here. more