JFS Seeks Psychotherapist

The JFS counseling program is seeking a part-time to full-time psychotherapist to join its thriving, congenial and well-respected practice. The successful candidate must possess the requisite training and licensure to be eligible immediately for credentialing with Medicare and be able to function at a high level both independently and as part of a team of […]

Radio Program Hosts JFS Expert

JFS Senior Services Supervisor Bonnie Jaffe, RN, was a guest on the Alzheimer’s Speaks radio program hosted by Lori La Bey. Bonnie has worked with dementia patients and caregivers for many years, using her education and extensive experience to help them maximize the quality of their lives. Bonnie talked about the evolution of her care […]

Making an Impact: Giving Careful Consideration

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. Rosie was hospitalized for immediate, acute care for her many health issues. Upon discharge to a transitional […]

Emergency Financial Assistance Expands

JFS announces the expansion of its emergency financial assistance program. Thanks to a grant from the St. Paul Jewish Federation Yad B’Yad fundraising campaign, current JFS clients, members of the St. Paul Jewish community, and people who live or work in the West Seventh St. Paul neighborhood are eligible for up to $1,000 in assistance […]

March Tribute Gifts

Molly Kitching donated in memory of her grandson Elliot Kitching. Susan Goodman Rappaport donated in honor of her brother Bruce Goodman. Don Mains contributed in honor of 2021 Community Service Award winners Rena and Barry Glaser. Jennifer Strauss-Klein gave a gift in honor of 2021 Community Service Award winners Rena and Barry Glaser. Judy Sharken […]

Special 3-Part Series of Next Chapter Sessions Begins in May

JFS invites women who are navigating or embarking on a mid-life journey to join this special series of Next Chapter sessions. Our topic for this virtual interactive three-part series will be “Aging with Gusto.” Enjoy discussing these vital topics, guided by trained facilitators and current research on Sunday May 16, 23 and June 6 from 10 […]

UCare Team Earns Perfect Score

The UCare contracted case management team was recently audited by UCare. During the audit, randomly selected client files are reviewed for adherence to specific assessment and follow-up frequency and for the development and follow through of a comprehensive care plan. After this rigorous review of client files, the team achieved 100 percent compliance. “The UCare […]

JFS Issues Statement Regarding Death of Daunte Wright

JFS CEO Ruth Olkon issued a statement regarding the death of Daunte Wright. “We extend our deepest sympathy to the loved ones of Daunte Wright. We hope they find comfort from the outpouring of support as they grieve this tragic loss. We encourage peace and safety as we all try to process his death by […]

Local Store Donates Hand Sanitizer

Jim Welna of Welna II Hardware has donated hand sanitizer to help JFS prepare to return to in-person operation. Eight quarts of hand sanitizer, along with 25 individual bottles for staff who visit clients in their homes, have been donated. Welna II Hardware is a family-owned and neighborhood focused paint, hardware and general store located […]

Volunteers Help Make Socially-Distanced Passover for All Special

Thanks to the generosity and creative spirit of volunteers, JFS was able to deliver Passover foods and supplies to 215 homes of seniors and disabled adults in the greater St. Paul area. These deliveries made it possible for Jewish clients to celebrate the tradition of retelling the story of the exodus at their seder table. […]