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About Us

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Our Mission

Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Greater Philadelphia has a unique and vital mission: to strengthen families and individuals across generations and cultures to achieve stability, independence, and community.

We work to fulfill that mission by adhering to the key principles of:

  • Living our Jewish values and ethics
  • Serving all people, especially those most in need in our community
  • Acting with respect and compassion
  • Embracing diversity and inclusion
  • Being transparent and accountable
  • Using a person-centered and trauma-informed approach in all that we do
  • Pursuing excellence as a leading provider of individual and family services

To learn more about the impact of our work, please view our 2023 Annual Report.

Our Values

Our values are our shared beliefs that reflect what is most important to us. In all that we do, we are grounded in Jewish values, which we have defined to reflect our commitment to the organization, our people, and the diverse community we serve.

  • Community (Kehillah): We create community through connection and healing, fostering a sense of belonging and purpose for everyone.
  • Dignity (B’tzelem Elohim): We honor the inherent dignity and importance of each individual as they navigate life’s challenges and transitions.
  • Repairing the World (Tikkun Olam): It is our responsibility to do our part to make our community and our world better.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging

At JFCS, we commit to diversity and equity by fostering greater inclusion and belonging among our staff, Board, and those we serve. We are dedicated to growing an organization that proactively works on dismantling the systems and attitudes that keep racism and oppression in place while celebrating the gifts of diversity and creating equity for all.

We are dedicated to creating an organizational culture that reflects both the JFCS legacy and foundational purpose and the diversity of cultures and lived experiences of the community we serve.

As a Jewish organization, our values motivate this work. We believe deeply in recognizing the dignity in each individual (B’tzelim Elohim), repairing the world through direct action (Tikkun Olum), and creating a community where all are welcome, can contribute, and be heard (Kehillah).

To learn more about us, we invite you to watch the videos below.