JFS Services Continue

During the spread of COVID-19, JFS is committed to keeping staff, visitors and community safe while we continue to provide human services to improve well-being and quality of life. We continue to closely follow the recommendations and implement best practices provided by the Centers for Disease Control and the Minnesota Department of Health to slow […]

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Mental Health During These Uncertain Times

Thank you JFCS MPLS for allowing us to share this article offering seven tips on staying mentally strong and calm in the time of COVID-19 written by Leah Persky, Ph.D. and CFLE, Family Life Education Manager at JFCS.

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Allyssa Hickman Joins JFS

Allyssa Hickman has joined JFS as a case manager on the disability services team. Allyssa will provide comprehensive case management services for adults with disabilities including complex medical and mental health diagnoses and development disabilities. Allyssa brings years of waiver case management experience with Thomas Allen, Inc.

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March Support Groups Free and Open to the Public

Dementia Caregivers Group meets second and fourth Monday of each month. Monday, March 9 and 23, 3:00-4:00 p.m., Community Room, Sholom East, 740 Kay St., St. Paul. Grief East Metro Group meets on the first Wednesday of each month, March 4 at Sholom East Shaller Campus, 740 Kay, St. Paul. West Metro Group meets on the […]

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April Next Chapter Session Explores Relationship with Adult Children

JFS invites women who are navigating or embarking on a mid-life journey to another session of the popular Next Chapter Series on Sunday, April 19 from 10:00 to 11:30AM in the JFS Board Room. Participation is free. As you age, your children also age and change, and the relationship is constantly evolving. Most of us thought when our kids […]

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Making an Impact – Client Dies Peacefully in His Own Home

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. Client names have been changed to protect their confidentiality. While “Charles” had several significant medical diagnoses, dementia […]

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Volunteers Needed for Passover for All

JFS is recruiting volunteers to help with the annual community outreach effort Passover for All. In partnership with the JCC, kosher-for-Passover food and supplies are provided to families to help them celebrate the holiday. Volunteer to assemble supplies on Tuesday, March 24 beginning at 7:00PM at JFS. Keshet Berlinsky Edry, the Shlicha (Israeli emissary) from St. […]

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Impact of Trauma from Generation to Generation

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. JFS will offer “Impact of Trauma from Generation to Generation,” a two-part free event on Thursday and Friday, April 30 and May 1. The event will begin on Thursday, April 30 from 7:00 to 8:30PM at the St. Paul Jewish Community Center (JCC) with a presentation by Irit Felsen, Ph.D. […]

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Karin Onarheim Returns to JFS

Karin Onarheim has joined JFS as care coordinator on the Medica team. Karin previously served as a care coordinator at JFS in 2015. In her new position, Karin will be responsible for case management for assigned clients that includes assessment and creation of a care plan. Karin earned her Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW) from […]

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