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For over a century Jewish Family Service of St. Paul has been a lifeline to people in need. We offer programs to individuals and families to assist them in obtaining the skills and resources they need to meet life’s challenges with dignity.

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Mom, Dad...Can We Talk?

Mom, Dad…Can We Talk?

Last November, JFS partnered with Sholom and the St. Paul JCC to offer the “Thinking of Change?” forum designed for people facing the changes that mid-life often brings. Over and over, we heard participants ask for more workshops and information on caring for aging parents. With 75 million Americans between ages 40 and 60 dealing […]

Meet Ira Kipp

“When I was a kid at Mount Zion,” said JFS board member Ira Kipp, “we had a recognition tree and you could buy an engraved leaf to put on it to plant a tree in Israel. As a kid I thought ‘why would I want to give to someone else when I don’t have much […]

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Dementia Caregiver Support Group

Dementia Caregiver Support Group

August 26, 2019 / 3:00pm - 4:00pm

In partnership with Sholom Home East and the Alzheimer’s Association, JFS facilitates a dementia caregiver support group for people who are providin

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1911 Society of Legacy Donors Tree Unveiling and Open House

August 26, 2019 / 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Join us as we unveil the new tree wall memorial display. Each leaf will represent one of the members of the 1911 Society of Legacy Donors.

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Grief Support Group

September 4, 2019 / 3:00pm - 4:30pm

In partnership with Sholom Home, JFS facilitates a grief support group. The group is designed to support people during the grief process in a nurturin

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Mom, Dad...Can We Talk?

Mom, Dad…Can We Talk?

September 8, 2019 / 10:30am - 11:30am

Last November, JFS partnered with Sholom and the St. Paul JCC to offer the “Thinking of Change?” forum designed for people facing the changes that

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Dementia Caregiver Support Group

Dementia Caregiver Support Group

September 9, 2019 / 3:00pm - 4:00pm

In partnership with Sholom Home East and the Alzheimer’s Association, JFS facilitates a dementia caregiver support group for people who are providin

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Ruth Hampton Olkon

Meet New JFS CEO

September 10, 2019 / 4:00pm - 6:30pm

You are invited to join us for an open house to meet our new CEO Ruth Olkon on Tuesday, September 10 from 4:00 to 6:30 p.m. at JFS. Ruth joins JFS aft

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Grief Support Group

September 18, 2019 / 3:00pm - 4:30pm

In partnership with Sholom Home West, JFS facilitates a grief support group. The group is designed to support people during the grief process in a nur

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Dementia Caregiver Support Group

Dementia Caregiver Support Group

September 23, 2019 / 3:00pm - 4:00pm

In partnership with Sholom Home East and the Alzheimer’s Association, JFS facilitates a dementia caregiver support group for people who are providin

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Grief Support Group

October 2, 2019 / 3:00pm - 4:30pm

In partnership with Sholom Home, JFS facilitates a grief support group. The group is designed to support people during the grief process in a nurturin

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Next Chapter Series

October 6, 2019 / 10:00am - 11:30am

Women who are navigating mid-life challenges are invited to join us for a session of our popular Next Chapter Series where we will introduce some tool

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Dementia Caregiver Support Group

Dementia Caregiver Support Group

October 14, 2019 / 3:00pm - 4:00pm

In partnership with Sholom Home East and the Alzheimer’s Association, JFS facilitates a dementia caregiver support group for people who are providin

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Grief Support Group

October 16, 2019 / 3:00pm - 4:30pm

In partnership with Sholom Home West, JFS facilitates a grief support group. The group is designed to support people during the grief process in a nur

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Dementia Caregiver Support Group

Dementia Caregiver Support Group

October 28, 2019 / 3:00pm - 4:00pm

In partnership with Sholom Home East and the Alzheimer’s Association, JFS facilitates a dementia caregiver support group for people who are providin

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Grief Support Group

November 6, 2019 / 3:00pm - 4:30pm

In partnership with Sholom Home, JFS facilitates a grief support group. The group is designed to support people during the grief process in a nurturin

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Dementia Caregiver Support Group

Dementia Caregiver Support Group

November 11, 2019 / 3:00pm - 4:00pm

In partnership with Sholom Home East and the Alzheimer’s Association, JFS facilitates a dementia caregiver support group for people who are providin

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Grief Support Group

November 20, 2019 / 3:00pm - 4:30pm

In partnership with Sholom Home West, JFS facilitates a grief support group. The group is designed to support people during the grief process in a nur

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Dementia Caregiver Support Group

Dementia Caregiver Support Group

November 25, 2019 / 3:00pm - 4:00pm

In partnership with Sholom Home East and the Alzheimer’s Association, JFS facilitates a dementia caregiver support group for people who are providin

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Grief Support Group

December 4, 2019 / 3:00pm - 4:30pm

In partnership with Sholom Home, JFS facilitates a grief support group. The group is designed to support people during the grief process in a nurturin

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Dementia Caregiver Support Group

Dementia Caregiver Support Group

December 9, 2019 / 3:00pm - 4:00pm

In partnership with Sholom Home East and the Alzheimer’s Association, JFS facilitates a dementia caregiver support group for people who are providin

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Grief Support Group

December 18, 2019 / 3:00pm - 4:30pm

In partnership with Sholom Home West, JFS facilitates a grief support group. The group is designed to support people during the grief process in a nur

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Dementia Caregiver Support Group

Dementia Caregiver Support Group

December 23, 2019 / 3:00pm - 4:00pm

In partnership with Sholom Home East and the Alzheimer’s Association, JFS facilitates a dementia caregiver support group for people who are providin

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