Jewish Family Service has been serving San Diego with over 50 human care programs since 1918. Recently, they announced their new CEO Michael Hopkins will be replacing retiring CEO Jill Spitzer Borg who led the agency for 26 years. Jill’s dedication will be honored at the Heart & Soul Gala in March.
“Jewish Family Service has a long history of delivering vital programs to the community with integrity, transparency and compassion,” Hopkins tells Giving Back Magazine. “I am honored to lead the agency in its mission to strengthen the individual, enhance the family and protect the vulnerable with human services based on Jewish values.” Hopkins has devoted more than 30 years to building and strengthening the Jewish community, with a majority of his professional career directing and growing Jewish Community Centers across the country.
Hopkins is excited to be a part of JFS, which has grown into one of San Diego’s premier social service organizations over 94 years. JFS has received the Charity Navigator’s highest 4-star rating for four consecutive years–an accomplishment only 8% of reviewed charities nationwide can claim. Recent milestones include JFS’s On the Go senior transportation program delivering its 100,000th ride, and a mental health panel, “Strategies and Resources for Families Coping with Mental Illness” that attracted over 200 attendees.