New Board President Elected

We would like to introduce our new board president Stephen Levin. Steve became president during the June 22 meeting of the JFS Board of Directors. Before becoming president, he served JFS as vice president, treasurer and served on or chaired the IT, programming, finance and executive committees. Steve succeeds Tom Frishberg who served as president […]

JFS Supports MNLCOA Statement

In her role as the JFS delegate on the Minnesota Leadership Council on Aging, Aging Services Director Chris Kellogg, JD, recently signed the Statement on the Death of George Floyd issued by the Council. In the statement, the Council renews its shared commitment to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion. As an organization that welcomes and […]

Financial Assistance Qualifications Broadened

JFS Emergency Financial Assistance is now available to individuals who live or work in the West 7th neighborhood of St. Paul. To qualify for up to $1,000 in assistance, you must meet one of these criteria: be a current JFS client, live in the greater St. Paul area, be a member of the St. Paul […]

Making an Impact – Kosher Meals on Wheels Helps Senior #StaySafe

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. An older St. Paul resident who lives alone […]

“Serving all People” is More Than Just a Tagline

When you see the JFS logo, there is usually a small amount of text underneath. Not a lot, just a few words. But those few words describe JFS perfectly. The first short sentence is “Based on Jewish Values.” Jewish values are the foundation of our work. We are always guided by chesed (kindness), tzedakah (justice) […]

YOU DID IT!

Through your incredible generosity, JFS has exceeded its goal of $40,000 for our #StayHomeMN Celebration of Service, raising $41,000! Your gift to JFS allows us to assist thousands of people who face the most ordinary and extraordinary circumstances in their lives. People like 82-year-old Kwan. Her insurance denied a stair lift for her so she […]

May Tribute Gifts

Rena Glaser contributed in honor of Darlene and Marshall Kaplan’s anniversary and made another donation to honor John Larson and wish him a speedy recovery. Rena also donated in honor of the birth of Sandy Aaron’s grandson, Jack Harvey. Judith Marvy made a gift in memory of Ronna Sherman’s brother. Senior Care Communities donated in […]

JFS Honored for COVID Service

The Center for Entrepreneurial Jewish Philanthropy (CEJP) has selected JFS as one of the 80 winners from a total 379 award applications for outstanding service to vulnerable Jewish populations during the COVID crisis. JFS is now featured on CEJP’s exclusive website listing select organizations to partner with Jewish philanthropists. CEJP advises and supports major Jewish […]

Making an Impact – COVID Drives Record Unemployment

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. School teachers in Minnesota have remained busy this […]

Trauma Triggers Wide Range of Distress

by Tara Burns, MA, Counselor George Floyd’s senseless, avoidable death sent shock waves of pain throughout our communities, our country and worldwide. Trauma’s effects ripple out into the world and leave us with feelings of pain, sadness, anger and grief. For many of us, the emotions from recent weeks of protests were not just about […]