May 25, 2018
Goodman JFS is excited to announce that as of June 4, 2018, we will be located on the campus of the Jewish Federation of Broward County in Davie . Our beautiful new office will be located on the
2 nd floor in the Katz Building .  

The new address is:
5890 S Pine Island Road, Suite 201
Davie, FL 33328
(NE corner of Stirling Rd. and Pine Island Rd.)
Main Number: (954) 370-2140

The phone numbers and e-mails for your current GJFS contacts will remain the same. *All visitors/clients must bring their photo ID to the campus and please arrive 15 minutes early.  

Goodman Jewish Family Services of Broward County Honored Our Board Members, Volunteers and Staff at the
2018 Annual Meeting
Alfred & Beatrice Miniaci
Rebecca Fain & Adina Sharfstein 
Stephanie Houser & Heather Love
Stephen Jackman & Dr. Sheldon Ross
Lisa Rahman & Sharlene Glassman
Seth Wise
Stephanie Houser &
Karen "Chani" Dennis
Douglas Jacobs &
Dr. Sheldon Ross
Goodman JFS of Broward celebrated our 56th Annual Meeting on Wednesday, May 16th at Temple Kol Ami Emanu-El. The occasion provided an opportunity to honor our outgoing and incoming Board Members, thank our dedicated volunteers and recognize our Employee of the Year.

"Ladies and gentlemen, the men and women standing before you are my giants,” said Dr. Sheldon Ross, Chairman of the Board, "Through them, I have been able to see further to understand what our community needs in social services. On their shoulders, I have been able to lead the agency in this direction. It is by their vision and commitment that Goodman Jewish Family Services has been able to accomplish all that it has in the past two years.”

The highlight of the ceremony was the presentation of the Esther Lowenthal Community Service Award to Seth Wise, whose vision and courage has been an integral part of the changes made to the infrastructure of GJFS.

In addition, the following special people were presented with awards for their tireless commitment to the organization: 

  • Sharlene Glassman, recipient of the Employee of the Year Award
  • Amaturo Family Foundation, recipient of the Appreciation Award
  • Karen "Chani" Dennis, recipient of the Woman of Valor, "Aishet Chayil" Award
  • Douglas Jacobs, recipient of the Chairman’s Award
  • Missy Maio, recipient of the GJFS Volunteer of the Year Award
  • Heather Love, recipient of The Cupboard Volunteer of the Year Award
  • Dr. Sheldon Ross, recipient of the Outgoing Chairman of the Board Award

The new Board of Directors includes: Stephen Jackman, Jodi Berman, Doug Cohen, Alan Cohn, Richard Drath, Ivy Feinstein, Jack Fintz, Benjamin Genet, Barbara Goldberg, Marcy Hoffman, Zachary Hoffman, Doug Jacobs, Jane Levy, Marc Lowell, Ronit Neuman, Wendi Norris, Gary Press, Dr. Sheldon Ross, Eris Sandler, Sharon Schwartz, Ellen Sredni, Amy Stolberg, Steve Topel, Diane Weinbrum and Seth Wise.
“I am honored by the opportunity that has been entrusted to me, but at the same time in awe of that responsibility,” said Stephen Jackman, incoming Board Chairman , “This past year was really hard on all who were part of the Agency - stress of the hurricane, change in our leadership and a community tragedy like nothing we have ever faced. So many of our people did double duty. Throughout the entire journey, people just did what was needed. I am so proud of the way everyone pulled to get the job done for the people who depend on us.”

Have Fun, Support A Great Cause!
Goodman JFS invites you to attend a fundraising concert featuring “The B Street Band,” a tribute to Bruce Springsteen, on Wednesday, May 30 th at The Funky Biscuit in Boca Raton from 6:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m. Funds raised from this event, arranged by, are earmarked for
Behavioral Health Associates of Broward, Counseling Centers of Goodman JFS.