Virtual Fundraising Event Benefits JFS

#GiveMN announces #GiveAtHomeMN, a virtual fundraising event taking place May 1 – 8 for nonprofits and schools all across Minnesota. This week-long focus on Minnesota organizations will coincide with GivingTuesdayNow on May 5, a special fundraiser for nonprofits all around the world put on by GivingTuesday. GiveMN launched in 2009 as a collaborative venture led […]

Creative Thinking and Innovative Solutions Help JFS Reach Clients

JFS Community Chaplain Rabbi Lynn Liberman, BCC, is responsible for addressing the spiritual needs of those who seek her help. Each year, she leads Seders just before Passover and celebrations to prepare for the High Holy days before Rosh Hashanah to congregate living centers throughout the Twin Cities, attended largely by seniors, many who live […]

Making an Impact: Tele-Counseling Requires a Phone

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. During the COVID-19 pandemic, JFS PEARLS counselors who […]

May Next Chapter Series

JFS invites women who are navigating or embarking on a mid-life journey to another session of the popular Next Chapter Series on Sunday, May 31 from 10:00 to 11:30AM via Zoom. Participation is free. As we age, our children also age and change, and the relationship is constantly evolving. Most of us thought when our […]

JFS Community Chaplain to Lead Medical Ethics Class

JFS Community Chaplain Rabbi Lynn Liberman, BCC, will teach Jewish Medical Ethics: End of Life Decision Making. The class will be offered on Thursday, May 14 and 21 from 7:00 to 8:30PM via Zoom. Rabbi Liberman has been a Melton Ethics instructor for the past five years. She also serves on the Ethics Committee for […]

JFS Receives Emergency Funding

Jewish Family Service of St. Paul (JFS) has received a $15,000 emergency grant from the Otto Bremer Trust through the Community Benefit Financial Company Emergency Fund to be used to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. JFS will distribute the funds through its Emergency Financial Assistance program, normally funded through individual donations. This program helps with […]

March Tribute Gifts

Molly Kitching donated in memory of Elliot Kitching. The Jimmy Levine family and Karen, Rob, Matthew and Sophia Lager donated in honor of Billy Lipshultz’s 90th birthday and in memory of Lowell Herman. Rema Absey made a gift to thank Jo and Eric Pasternack for their commitment to the community. Jay Krasnow honored the birthday […]

New Friendly Remote Visitor Program Seeks Volunteers

While we need to be physically distant, we want to remain socially and spiritually connected. In response, JFS has organized a new way to engage with individuals in our community. Friendly Remote Visitors reach out by telephone to individuals who might be experiencing isolation, or who would just like someone to chat with. They help ensure that […]