October Tribute Gifts

Brian and Judy Krasnow gave to the Brian and Judith R. Krasnow Fund for Senior Services in memory of Harold Schwam. Brian and Judy Krasnow gave to the Brian and Judith R. Krasnow Fund for Senior Services in memory of Jo Ellen Robins. Jimmy and Stephanie Levine gave in memory of Flory Saltzman. Aron and […]

JFS Community Chaplain Featured at MNHPC Fall Forum on Caregiving

On November 8, JFS Community Chaplain Rabbi Lynn Liberman, BCC participated on a panel of hospice experts at the Minnesota Network of Hospice and Palliative Care (MNHPC) Fall Forum on Caregiving. Forum attendees watched “Caregiver: A Love Story,” followed by a fireside chat with Dr. Jessica Zitter whose work is featured in the Oscar and […]

JFS Announces BOND Grant for Employment Services Program

JFS has been awarded a $10,000 grant from Branching Out in New Directions (BOND) to benefit the Employment Services program. “With our Jewish roots, going back to being a Brandeis chapter, we are a Twin Cities based organization wanting to support educational opportunities for people in need,” said Suzanne Weinstein, BOND Scholarship Committee Chair. “JFS […]

New Staff Join JFS

The Disability Services team welcomed two new members in October, Taylor Coffman, Disability Services Supervisor, and Maria Peltier, Case Manager. Taylor comes from Thomas Allen where she was a Disability Services Case Manager and program coordinator for the last several years. She will be responsible for supervising staff and providing case management services for clients served […]

Give to the Max Day November 18

Give to the Max Day 2021 will be held on Thursday, November 18. Created as a launch party for GiveMN.org in 2009, Give to the Max Day has turned into Minnesota’s giving holiday. It is a special 24-hour period to highlight the work and worth of nonprofits and schools all across Minnesota, and a day […]

Making an Impact: Cluttered Home Threatens Client’s Independence

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. Names have been changed to protect privacy. When “Betty” became a client through her UCare health insurance […]

Mental Health Conference Reaches International Audience

Nearly 400 people from as far away as Zimbabwe and Hong Kong and across 18 states in the U.S. attended the 21st Annual Virtual Conference on Mental Health. Keynote speaker Jeffrey Zuckerman, author of the award-winning memoir Unglued: A Bipolar Love Story, discussed how, in the face of his wife’s late-onset severe illness, he managed […]