Supporting Jewish Single Parents (SJSP)

Parenting alone doesn’t have to mean feeling alone. Find the support and friendship of other Jewish single parent families.

At JFS, we recognize that single-parenting is a complex journey. Every family has their own set of challenges and dynamics. The common ground is that we love our kids, and share a Jewish identity.

SJSP welcomes Jewish parents at any age, stage of life, or level of spiritual observance. We are committed to addressing the unique needs of each single parent family by offering a support system and a welcoming connection to the Jewish community.

Take the Next Step

“At my first meeting, I found an instant sense of belonging. There were parents at every stage – some just starting out like me, and others years down the road. They showed me what was possible, and I felt hope.”


Personalized support

Our staff are here to help you navigate the many resources available for Jewish single parents. SJSP can also be a bridge to additional JFS services that support the stability of single parent families – including financial assistance, counseling, career services, legal advocacy, and Jewish Big Pals. Negotiating synagogue, religious school, and daycare fees? We can help with that, too.


Monthly SJSP Discussion Groups

Meet with other Jewish single parents to talk about the challenges and triumphs of raising a child on your own. A light dinner and kids’ activities are provided. Meetings are held at two convenient locations in Kearny Mesa and Encinitas. Visit our contact form to let us know you’re interested, and we’ll get back to you with more information.


SJSP Family Camp Weekend

Join other single Jewish parents and their children and get away to enjoy the great outdoors. Meet new people, strengthen family relationships, and spend a memorable Shabbat weekend with other Jewish single parent families. Financial assistance is available.

Jewish Big Pals can enhance your child’s life

There are more than 4,600 Jewish single-parent families in San Diego. Jewish Big Pals connects Jewish children from single and non-traditional families with a caring adult mentor who can offer a steady connection to the Jewish community.

Take the Guesswork
Out of Parenting

Our award-winning Positive Parenting Program® (PPP) has empowered thousands of parents to build better relationships with their kids.

Invest in Community

From sponsoring SJSP’s Family Camp Weekend to embracing a single-parent family during the holidays, there are many ways you can work alongside JFS to support and strengthen our Jewish community.


This program is provided with the help of our local partners.