JFS Awarded Three Grants

JFS has received grant funding from the Hardenbergh Foundation, Otto Bremer Trust and Trellis. The Hardenbergh Foundation Board of Directors approved a $10,000 grant for general operating support. Hardenbergh focuses its community support on charitable organizations serving individuals located in the East Twin Cities Metro Area. The Otto Bremer Trust (OBT) has awarded JFS a […]

Next Chapter Series 2022 Kicks Off in January

The popular Next Chapter Series will meet virtually on Sunday, January 30 from 10:00-11:30 a.m. JFS therapist Beth Johnson, LMFT and Community Engagement Manager Jodi Saltzman will host the session focusing on setting boundaries. The discussion will be based on a podcast by Nedra Tawwab, social worker and NYT bestselling author. Nedra has some incredibly […]

November Tribute Gifts

Rena and Barry Glaser contributed to the Glaser Fund for Senior Services in honor of Burt Garr’s birthday. Rena and Barry Glaser contributed to the Glaser Fund for Senior Services in honor of Myndal Silver. Rena and Barry Glaser contributed to the Glaser Fund for Senior Services in honor of Erica Solomon’s engagement. Rena and […]

Annual Aging Summit Uses the Past to Set a Course for the Future

The Minnesota Leadership Council on Aging (MNLCOA) and co-conveners Age Friendly Minnesota and Minnesota Board on Aging hosted its annual gathering of statewide leaders in the field of aging this fall. The summit was a two-part strategic foresight workshop attended by JFS CEO Ruth Olkon and Aging & Disability Services Director Jill Grover. The summit […]

JFS Community Chaplaincy Awarded Grant

JFS Community Chaplaincy has been awarded a $500 grant from the Fairview Interfaith Health Collaborative Faith Community Partner grant program to address healing, social connection and mental well-being within our community. Community Chaplaincy serves an unaffiliated and marginalized population of the Jewish community, providing critical services that connect these individuals to the larger community. Click […]

Another Great Year for B’Yachad Program

The JFS Community Engagement staff, along with 35 volunteers, delivered more than 165 B’Yachad Holiday Gift Bags to JFS clients in the community and residential living facilities. The bags included activities for mental and creative stimulation, sweet treats and a gift card to purchase essentials and groceries. Each bag included colorful, hand-designed Cards of Kindness […]

Kaleb Menge Joins JFS

Kaleb Menge, LSW has joined JFS as a Medica Care Coordinator. Kaleb will be responsible for providing comprehensive case management services for seniors and individuals living with disabilities who are enrolled in MSHO/MSC+ state health plans. Kaleb graduated from Metropolitan State University with a bachelor’s in social work. He completed internships with Guadalupe Alternative Programs and […]

JFS Community Chaplain to Serve on Panel of Jewish Chaplains

JFS Community Chaplain Rabbi Lynn Liberman, BCC, will be part of a panel for the Chaplaincy Innovation Lab’s webinar Leading Where Life Happens: Mapping and Building the Field of Jewish Chaplaincy, Monday, December 13 at 1PM CST. The webinar offers a series of reflections by Jewish chaplains serving in a variety of settings. The panel […]