Making an Impact: More Important Than Ever to Come Together

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. During her care management assessment, Brenda quietly cried as her JFS case manager offered to ensure she […]

JFS Appoints Jill Grover as Aging & Disability Services Director

JFS announces the selection of Jill Parkinson Grover as Aging and Disability Services Director effective December 14. Grover began her career with JFS in 2015 as the program manager for the UCare case management program. In 2018, she was promoted to the director of contracted case management. As Aging and Disabilities Services Director, she will […]

November Tribute Gifts

Jay Krasnow donated to the Brian & Judith R. Krasnow Fund for Senior Services in honor of Brian and Judy’s special anniversary. Gerald Laurie contributed in memory of Lewis Goldstein. Rena Glaser made a gift to the Glaser Fund for Senior Services in memory of Sherm Ringer of his birthday. Rena Glaser donated to COVID […]

JFS Co-Sponsors North American Conference

JFS is proud to be a co-sponsor of “Renewing Bikur Cholim in the Time of COVID North American Conference.” Professionals and the general public are invited to attend the 2021 10-week series of lectures and discussions around this important topic. This conference series begins January 4th, 2021, and runs through May 10th, 2021, online using Zoom […]

Trauma Event Examines Transmission of Trauma to Future Generations

JFS offered “Impact of Trauma from Generation to Generation,” a series of Zoom presentations featuring Dr. Irit Felsen. During the series Dr. Felsen, an internationally recognized expert in the field of intergenerational trauma and herself a child of Holocaust survivors, presented to interested members of the our community as well as professionals who work with […]

Powerful Tools for Caregivers: A Self-Care Program for Caregivers

Registration is being accepted for “Powerful Tools for Caregivers,” a six-week educational series that has been shown to have a positive impact on caregiver’s health. The class will meet from 1:00 to 2:30PM via Zoom each Tuesday from February 2 through March 9. It is important to take time to care for yourself, so you […]

Despite COVID Barriers, B’Yachad Brings People Together

Volunteering is an important way JFS expands the reach of its programs and offers opportunities to engage with the agency, ways to “give back.” The annual B’Yachad Gift Bag Program has, for 10 years, offered several ways to volunteer, either by donating, shopping, wrapping, or delivering gifts to people in need emotionally, financially, or spiritually […]

Rita Levin, Wife of JFS Board President Stephen Levin, Dies at 72

Rita Stollman Levin, age 72 of Saint Paul, passed away on December 8, 2020. Rita was born in New Jersey to second generation immigrant parents, and was raised in a large extended Jewish family, many of whom still spoke Yiddish. She spent her teen and college years in California, experiencing the unique culture of the […]

JFS Staff Member Featured at MAVA Conference

JFS Volunteer Engagement Specialist Margie Solomon was a presenter at the recent MN Association for Volunteer Administration (MAVA) leadership conference. During the “Tapping into the Strengths of Older Volunteers” workshop, Margie, along with two other co-facilitators, helped participants explore pathways to volunteering for seniors and recognize the significant value they bring. While abilities may change […]

JFS Leads Candle Lighting Ceremony During Be The Light

JFS will lead a candle lighting ceremony during the Be the Light Hanukkah event on Wednesday, December 16 at 4:00PM, led by Community Chaplain Rabbi Lynn Liberman.  This year’s virtual event will be a combination of hands-on opportunities and Hanukkah related activities – from the comfort of your home, computer, or phone. Be the Light […]