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JFS Stands in Opposition of Separating Families

Posted on: Thursday, June 21, 2018

Jewish Family Service of St. Paul is proud to be included along with 55 national Jewish organizations, including all four streams of religious Judaism, and 292 state and local organizations…

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Katy Cobb Earns Promotion

Posted on: Friday, June 15, 2018

Katy Cobb, who joined JFS in 2016 as a disability services case manager, has been promoted to the position of Program Manager, Disability Services. In her new role, Katy is…

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We’d Like to Introduce…

Posted on: Friday, June 15, 2018

Diane and Richard “Ricky” Smookler have been fixtures in the St. Paul Jewish community for decades. Both born in the Twin Cities, they didn’t meet until studying at the University…

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Staff Development and Community Participation

Posted on: Friday, June 15, 2018

JFS leadership is committed to continuing staff education and development and active participation in other organizations and agencies in our community. This month we highlight three employees who continue to…

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What’s Next? Come Find Out

Posted on: Friday, June 15, 2018

Women who are navigating mid-life challenges are invited to join us for another session of our popular What’s Next Series on Sunday, July 15 from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. in…

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The Enormous Task of Providing Care

Posted on: Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Recently, the Star Tribune ran a series called “Aging Parents, Stressed Families,” that detailed the realities of friend and family caregivers; the frustration, the exhaustion, the personal cost, and ultimately…

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JFS Staff Leading the Work on Aging Well with Creative Intervention

Posted on: Tuesday, June 12, 2018

On May 3, the Dakota County Healthy Communities Collaborative hosted Living Longer: The Power and Possibilities of Aging and the Arts. The objective of this educational and interactive symposium was…

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Making an Impact

Posted on: Tuesday, June 12, 2018

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 exactly what their dollars…

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Local Jewish Community Loses a Champion

Posted on: Tuesday, June 12, 2018

JFS extends its deepest condolences to the family of Charles Fodor who passed away this weekend. Charles was a former JFS board member, current member of JFS’s Senior Advisory Committee…

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Hawa Samatar Joins JFS

Posted on: Thursday, April 26, 2018

JFS has hired Hawa Samatar as UCare Care Coordinator. In this position Samatar will provide comprehensive case management services for older/disabled adults residing in the community. She will also lead…

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