Welcome to Jewish Federation & Family Services of Orange County

We are your partner for Jewish life in Orange County.


Centrally located in Irvine, Jewish Federation & Family Services reaches across the county with programming, social services, and targeted funding to enhance Jewish life for the community and to support local Jewish organizations and congregations.


  • We raise funds to support Jewish life in Orange County, Israel, and around the world.


  • We open doors to Jewish engagement for the next generation—families with children and young adults.


  • We care for the most vulnerable among us, including Holocaust survivors, adults with special needs, and community members who need support and referrals in an emergency.


  • We bring people and ideas together around the most important issues for the Jewish community.


  • We enable people to visit our collective homeland, the State of Israel.

Message from the CEO

  • As a child, it was my job to make the charoset for Passover—that sweet mixture of apples, walnuts, cinnamon, honey, and lots of Manischewitz wine. This was a responsibility I took very seriously. The real secret was in the chopping—my family learned this one year when my mom put the apples through her food processer and they came out mush! I perfected my chopping skills early on, and to thi...

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JFFS Mission Explainer

So what is our mission? It's more than you think.

  • Charity Navigator 4-Star Rating Recipient for 8 Consecutive Years:
    Only 3% of the charities evaluated by Charity Navigator have received at least eight consecutive 4-star evaluations.

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Social services for Jewish victims of Nazi persecution have been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.