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1995
Dr. Alan Goldsmith establishes the Jewish Renaissance Family of Organizations (JRFO), an umbrella organization which would grow to include JRMC, out of the shoe store that was passed down through the generations of his family.
1999
The New Jersey Department of Health grants funding for a community clinic in Perth Amboy and JRMC is born.
2000
JRMC becomes the first faith-based medical center in the nation to receive FQHC designation from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).


JRMC forms a partnership with the Raritan Bay Medical Center (RBMC) in Perth Amboy.
2003
RBMC gives JRMC a building to operate supplementary outpatient services for RBMC patients.
2005
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center transfers its school-based programs to JRMC, and JRMC begins its partnership with the Newark Public Schools.
2006
JRMC’s Newark School-Based Health Center program opens to the public at George Washington Carver, Quitman, Carver, and Malcolm X Shabazz Schools.
2008
JRMC purchases and renovates a building on Hobart Street, and opens what is now the main JRMC medical facility.


JRMC clinicians volunteer to be deployed to the Dominican Republic to respond to the medical needs of hurricane victims.
2010
JRMC clinicians volunteer to be deployed to Haiti to respond to the medical needs of earthquake victims.
2012
A new Newark School-Based Health Center opens at Central High School.
2014
Dominican Republic Secretary of State Ramiro Espino visits JRMC in Perth Amboy to thank the organization for providing emergency staff and in-kind donations during the country’s disaster recovery process.


Dr. Alan Goldsmith receives the NJ Governor’s Jefferson Award in the BD Health Care Professional category, in honor of his work at JRMC.


A new Newark School-Based Health Center opens at Park Elementary School.
2015
JRMC receives 5 AmeriCorps VISTA members to facilitate and expand the efforts of JRMC’s marketing and development departments.


A new Newark School-Based Health Center opens at the 13th Avenue Elementary School.


JRMC receives major federal funding through the Navigator grant.
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