Busy Hanukah for Community Chaplaincy

Along with individual visits with clients, JFS Chaplain Lynn Liberman brought six Hanukah celebrations to six different sites throughout the Twin Cities giving more than 70 people the chance to celebrate the Festival of Lights with others. “All appreciated the opportunity to come together as Jews,” said Rabbi Liberman, “some for the first time in meeting […]

January Support Groups Free and Open to the Public

Dementia Caregivers Monday, January 14 and 28, 3:00-4:00 p.m., Community Room, Sholom Home East, 740 Kay St., St. Paul. Group meets second and fourth Monday of each month. For questions or to RSVP, contact Grace at (651) 690-8903 or email her, or Cassandra at (651) 328-2014 or email her. Grief East Metro Group: Wednesday, January […]

Dora Lender Retires After Nearly 3 Decades with JFS

After nearly three decades with JFS, Bilingual Senior Community Specialist Dora Lender has retired. Dora, along with her husband and son, came to Minnesota as Jewish refugees from the Former Soviet Union (FSU) and were resettled with the help of JFS. When she started at JFS, Dora helped other FSU Jewish refugees resettle. After a […]

Next Chapter Series Continues

Women who are navigating midlife challenges or embarking on a midlife journey are invited to join other women across the Twin Cities at the next meeting of the Next Chapter Series and discover what works, what matters and what’s next! Next Chapter will meet on Sunday, January 20 from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. in the […]

Minnesota Leadership Council on Aging (MNLCOA) 2018 Summit: Forward Progress for Aging Well in Minnesota

JFS Aging & Disability Services Director Chris Rosenthal, who represents JFS on the Minnesota Leadership Council on Aging (MNLCOA), attended the 2018 Summit in December at the University of Minnesota. Approximately 200 professionals and legislators from around the state attended. The Summit is an annual event designed to focus on systems and policy at all […]

Another Successful B’Yachad Gift Program

All of the B’yachad wrap-up activities have been completed. The few remaining supplies have been distributed to other organizations serving the needy; all data entry done; debriefing B’Yachad committee chairs; and saying thank you to everyone who helped make this year’s program so successful. This thank you note recently arrived at JFS. “Once again I’m […]

2018 a Very Good Year for Mental Health in MN

In October of 2018, a report that ranks the mental health and access to care of all states in the US was released by the MHA, Mental Health America. MHA is the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and to promoting the overall mental health of […]

In Honor of Caregivers

by Chris Rosenthal, Aging and Disability Services Director November was National Family Caregiver Month, but at JFS, we honor caregivers all year long with programs designed to support them in the very difficult work they do. We are very excited to announce that we have been awarded a grant from the Metropolitan Area Agency on […]

We’d Like to Introduce

Maya Levine established her Gesher l’Kesher fund at her bat mitzvah, a long-standing tradition in her family. A Gesher l’Kesher Fund is an endowment fund established with the Jewish Federation of Greater St. Paul. Her loved ones contributed to the fund, as she has continued to do. This tradition began as a way to honor […]

Making an Impact Series

In the Making an Impact series, clients and services are featured to expand awareness of the wide array of help available at JFS and to ensure donors understand the lives they touch and the difference they make throughout the community. Client names have been changed to protect their confidentiality. Richard came to JFS in September […]