Welcome the Stranger: Acting on a Jewish Imperative

What are synagogues, government agencies, and social service nonprofits doing to support refugee and asylum-seeking populations in our communities? How can I get involved to offer my time, talent or funds to make a difference in newcomers’ lives? Find out during Welcome the Stranger: Acting on a Jewish Imperative on Sunday, October 7 at 6:30 […]

Best Wishes to Outgoing Chief Development Officer

Charlie Levine left JFS in September after serving 2.5 years as the chief development officer. Prior to his employment at JFS, Charlie served as a board member and chaired the development committee. During that time, Charlie made numerous contributions to fundraising at JFS. He was successful in increasing the number of donors as well as […]

Next Chapter Series to Meet in October

We are excited to offer another session of the Next Chapter Series on Sunday, October 25 from 10:00 to 11:30AM via Zoom. The topic will be Moving Forward. As the high holy days are now behind us, we have committed to starting a new year. You may be wondering how do I begin to move forward, how […]

Rosh Hashanah Appeal Supports Community Chaplaincy Program

THANK YOU to all of the generous donors to our Rosh Hashanah fundraising appeal. Your investment will make this a sweet year for our clients. Rosh Hashanah donations are used to fund the Community Chaplaincy program led by Rabbi Lynn Liberman, BCC. The program has become our Jewish community’s powerful response to those who suffer […]

Making an Impact: Lack of Trust is a Barrier to Needed Services

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. One of the common challenges our case/care managers […]

JFS Professionals to Present at Annual Mental Health Conference

JFS will be well represented at the Twin Cities Jewish Community VIRTUAL Annual Mental Health Conference on Sunday, October 18. Join any of the sessions via Zoom from 9:30AM to 3:00PM. JFS mental health practitioner and PEARLS counselor Tara Burns, MA, and JFS Community Chaplain Rabbi Lynn Liberman, BCC, will present “COVID-19: I’m Doing OK, […]

Seanna Granchelli Joins JFS

Seanna Granchelli has accepted the position of Disability Services Case Manager at JFS. Seanna will provide comprehensive case management services for adults with complex medical and mental health diagnoses and developmental disabilities residing in the community. Seanna earned a bachelor’s degree in family social science from the University of Minnesota. Originally from Minnesota, Seanna and her […]

August Tribute Gifts

Molly Kitching made a donation in honor of the birth of her grandson, Oscar. Susan Goodman Rapport gave a gift in honor of Bruce Goodman. Barbara Hirsekorn contributed in memory of Henry Snyder. Bonnie Jaffe made a donation in memory of Sheila Alpert. May her memory be a blessing. Carolyn Belle gave a gift in […]

Registration Now Open for Annual Mental Health Conference

Mark your calendars for the Twin Cities Jewish Community Mental Health Conference – an event that has been raising awareness of mental health issues, reducing stigma and providing support for individuals, families and professionals since 2001. The event, Inviting Positivity in Uncertain Times, is free and open to people of all faiths and spiritualities. It […]

CARES Act Grant Supports Kosher Meals on Wheels

JFS will provide the kosher meals for the Meals on Wheels of Ramsey County program that is providing free home-delivered meals to Ramsey County adult residents who are impacted by COVID. This program is made possible by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Program eligibility requirements include (must meet all criteria): Ramsey […]