Values Into Vision:
Jewish Family Service Strategic Plan

The values and resilience of the Jewish people have been a guiding force for JFS since our founding in 1892. For 132 years, JFS has been here for the Jewish community, refugees and immigrants, and others who need support. Throughout that time, JFS has grown to meet the evolving and shifting needs of our community.

With this growth comes an additional responsibility to use our resources as wisely as possible so that we may have the greatest impact on the lives of those we serve.

This is why we developed a new strategic plan in 2023 to lead us deeper into the areas where we are strongest, invest in the life-changing programs and services that support our Jewish communities, and invest in the systems for growth and in our extraordinary staff who help us meet our mission every day.

We are excited to share with you the strategic plan that will guide our path in the upcoming years.

Read the strategic plan overview

Three guiding principles provided a foundational backdrop for our work:

We are anchored in our rich history.

We leverage our unique strengths to make the greatest impact.

Actions for a Better Future


We will grow our impact and hold ourselves accountable to the communities we serve with sustainable, culturally sensitive and life-changing programs.


We will harness the power of Jewish community, defining “Jewish community” inclusively, and identify more closely with our history and values as a Jewish organization.


JFS will define strength broadly. By investing in our people, processes, and culture; modernizing our infrastructure; and strengthening our operational effectiveness, JFS is growing to meet our community’s changing needs.

Learn more about our path into the future!

Read the strategic plan overview

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