JFS Community Chaplain Joins Planning Cohort

JFS Community Chaplain Rabbi Lynn Liberman, BCC, has been invited to be part of the strategic planning group of the Leading Where Life Happens: Mapping and Building the Field of Jewish Chaplaincy project. This project is located at the Chaplaincy Innovation Lab at Brandeis University and is funded by the Revson Foundation. Rabbi Liberman will serve […]

JFS Community Chaplain Participates in cHallah cHugs

The JFS Community Chaplaincy program participated in cHallah cHugs, a fun activity designed by community member Barb Neren, to create connection between members of the Twin Cities Jewish community. Leaders from JFS, JCC, Beth Jacob and Mount Zion placed their challah orders. JFS Community Chaplain Rabbi Lynn Liberman, BCC and JFS board member and volunteer […]

We’d Like to Introduce Board Member Bruce Goodman

Meet JFS supporter Bruce Goodman. In addition to generously contributing to the critical services JFS provides, Bruce is a member of the development and finance committees and joined our board of directors in June. Bruce recently donated in honor of his parents Stanley and Lois (Levitt) Goodman. We sat down with him to talk about […]

Employment Services Expands to Serve More Clients

The Employment Services program is now supported by a full-time staff person to help people search for employment, develop a resume, improve interview skills, gain additional training and access public transportation. For the past three years, JFS Employment Specialist Nancy Cohen has split her time between Emergency Financial Services and Employment Services. With new funding […]

Samantha Renneberg Joins JFS

Samantha “Sammy” Renneberg has accepted the position of UCare Case Aide with JFS. She will provide support and administrative assistance to the UCare team. Sammy brings a wealth of experience in the administrative support and customer service industry.

Abshiro Mohamed Joins JFS

Abshiro Mohamed, LSW has accepted the position of UCare Care Coordinator with JFS. Abshiro worked for UCare in a previous role as an associate care coordinator before she earned her BSW. She has a passion for working with seniors and as a bilingual Somali woman is anxious to help elders from her community get connected […]

June Tribute Gifts

Molly Kitching donated in honor of her grandson Oliver’s 5th birthday. Myndal Davis Silver contributed to honor Anita Silver’s birthday. Darlene Kaplan gave to the Glaser Fund for Senior Services to wish Rena Glaser a speedy recovery. Kathleen West donated in celebration of the marriage of Douglas Silverman and Andrea Adams. Melissa and Jay Krasnow […]

Too Hot to Cook? Try KMOW!

With hot summer weather in full swing, who wants to stand in front of a hot stove or oven to cook? No one! But doesn’t pot roast sound good? Or spaghetti and meatballs or chicken stir fry? These tasty meals and many others are available through the Kosher Meals on Wheels (KMOW) program. Click here […]