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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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In the News

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 […]

Volunteer to Harvest

JFS and Sholom Partner to Enrich the Lives of Elders and the Greater Community

JFS is partnering with Sholom to bring the benefits of gardening to Sholom residents as we volunteer together to share the bounty of the season with a worthy organization in the greater community, Open Arms of Minnesota. We’re seeking 15-20 friends to support residents by volunteering to harvest and package garden produce on Thursday, September […]

Events

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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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Rosh Hashanah

September 30, 2019 / 8:30am - 5:00pm

JFS will be closed on Monday and Tuesday, September 30 and October 1, for Rosh Hashanah.

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Rosh Hashanah

October 1, 2019 / 8:30am - 5:00pm

JFS will be closed on Monday and Tuesday, September 30 and October 1, for Rosh Hashanah.

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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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Yom Kippur

October 8, 2019 / 4:00pm - 5:00pm

JFS will close at 4PM on Tuesday, October 8, and be closed all day Wednesday, October 9 for Yom Kippur.

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Yom Kippur

October 9, 2019 / 12:00am - 11:59pm

JFS will close at 4PM on Tuesday, October 8, and be closed all day Wednesday, October 9 for Yom Kippur.

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Para-Chaplain Training

New Para-Chaplain Training Opportunity this Fall

October 11, 2019 / 12:00pm - 12:30pm

JFS is excited to announce the launch of our second Para-Chaplain Cohort, the unique and in-depth training of volunteers to work with Jews in need thr

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Sukkot

Sukkot

October 14, 2019 / 8:00am - 5:00pm

JFS will be closed on Monday and Tuesday, October 14 and 15, for Sukkot.

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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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Sukkot

Sukkot

October 15, 2019 / 8:00am - 5:00pm

JFS will be closed on Monday and Tuesday, October 14 and 15, for Sukkot.

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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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Mental Health Conference

19th Annual Twin Cities Mental Health Conference

October 20, 2019 / 10:00am - 4:00pm

Mark your calendars for the Twin Cities Jewish Community Mental Health Conference – an event that has been raising awareness of mental health issues

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Shemini Atzeret

Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah

October 21, 2019 / 12:00am - 11:59pm

JFS will be closed on Monday, October 21 for Shemini Atzeret and on Tuesday, October 22 for Simchat Torah.

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Shemini Atzeret

Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah

October 22, 2019 / 12:00am - 11:59pm

JFS will be closed on Monday, October 21 for Shemini Atzeret and on Tuesday, October 22 for Simchat Torah.

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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

READ MORE
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

READ MORE
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

READ MORE
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

READ MORE
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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