U of M Scholarships Available for Jewish Students

The University of Minnesota is once again offering a scholarship opportunity with preference towards Jewish students. Many outstanding students at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities have benefited by receiving the Lifson, Bronsztein, and Shapira Scholarships in the past. We hope to continue to carry out the wishes of our scholarship donors by awarding funds […]

3rd Annual Celebration of Service Jazz Brunch

Tickets are now on sale for our annual Celebration of Service Jazz Brunch, a fundraiser to benefit Jewish Family Service of St. Paul, on Sunday, June 2 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Midpointe Event Center in St. Paul. We will honor Service Award recipients Dora Lender, newly retired JFS Senior Bilingual Community Specialist, […]

Harry Kay Leadership Summit

We’ve all heard it: “The Jewish community is changing.” But this isn’t a problem—it’s an opportunity. At this year’s Summit on Monday, April 29 at 7:30 PM at the Muse Event Center, we welcome Rabbi Sid Schwarz to look at the trends shaping the lives of younger American Jews and hear his four guiding principles […]

Interfaith Mental Health Collaborative Presents Seminar on Moving Past Anxiety

The Interfaith Mental Health Collaborative will present “Moving From Anxiety to Optimal Well-Being” with guest speaker Dr. L. Read Sulik from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Sulik is a pediatrician, adult and child psychiatrist, and CEO/Chief Medical Officer of Praestan Health. Attendees will learn how to move from […]

New Program Adds Caregiver Coaching and Counseling

Caregivers have such a tough job. To provide the best possible care for a loved one, they often sacrifice their own physical and emotional needs. The experiences involved with providing care can strain even the most capable person. The resulting feelings of anger, anxiety, sadness, isolation, exhaustion—and then guilt for having these feelings—can exact a […]

Register Now for New Volunteer Opportunity

The St. Paul Mitzvah Corp is a new volunteer opportunity that allows volunteers to participate in unique, impactful activities that serve JFS clients, the Jewish community, and partner agencies throughout the metro area. To kick off this collaboration, The Corp is partnering with Sholom and Open Arms Minnesota to begin the growing process this spring. […]

Next Chapter Series to Meet in April

JFS invites women who are navigating or embarking on a mid-life journey to another session of the popular Next Chapter Series on Sunday, April 28 from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. in the JFS Board Room. Participation is free. Tools and thought-provoking discussion will be introduced to help you re-imagine new possibilities for the future and to […]

We’d Like to Introduce Rena Federova

We’d like to introduce Rena Federova, JFS volunteer and leader of a new grant-funded program. About nine months ago, Rena came to JFS seeking a volunteer opportunity. She wanted to put her family background and education to use. Rena is a student at the University of Minnesota majoring in political science and minoring in Jewish […]

Support Passover For All

Passover, the major Jewish spring festival, commemorates the liberation of the Israelites from Egyptian slavery. One of the most popular Jewish rituals are Seders – at home, in community centers, with family, and with others. The Seder is intended to be a personal experience. It should not, however, be a private one. At Jewish Family Service […]

Making an Impact April 2019

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. LEAP (Life Enrichment Action Program) services enhance and […]