Anne Myers Joins JFS

Anne Myers has joined JFS as program coordinator. She will provide responsible for working with JFS staff, volunteers and community partners to ensure meaningful community programming and to build volunteer engagement and cross-agency collaboration. Anne brings more than 22 years of experience with volunteer and healthcare management in nonprofit and medical organizations. She is passionate […]

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Volunteer to Help Seniors Celebrate the High Holy Days

High Holy Days Gift Bag Assembly  Join us at the JFS office on Thursday, September 8 from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. to assemble 90 gift bags for the High Holy Days. Gift bags will include apples, honey and other ritual items for celebrating the holidays. High Holy Days Card Decoration  Stop by the JFS office between August 29 and […]

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Positive Action Comes From Trauma

When Bruce Goodman joined the board of JFS, he wanted to support others in need. Little did he realize he would benefit directly from the support services after his own traumatic event. On February 9, 2021, Bruce was mugged while walking through the Minneapolis skyway. When he spoke to JFS CEO Ruth Olkon about what […]

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Powerful Tools for Caregivers Class to be Offered in October

JFS will offer the popular “Powerful Tools for Caregivers” class each Thursday October 20 through December 1 from 1:00 to 2:30PM via Zoom. This six-week educational series has been shown to have a positive impact on caregiver’s health. It is important to take time to care for yourself, so you can be well enough to […]

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Survey Says: It’s Time to Celebrate!

Earlier in 2022, JFS conducted an agency-wide survey of current and former clients and participants. The results of that survey indicate that 96 percent were satisfied with JFS services and programs. Additionally, 91 percent agreed that JFS drove progress towards key outcomes. We are taking time this summer to celebrate with staff and the community […]

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Jennifer Wine Joins JFS

Jennifer Wine, SHRM-CP, has joined JFS as a human resources generalist. She will be responsible for daily department function and for providing leadership and expertise to the agency. Jennifer brings experience with HRIS software, benefits, FMLA and leave administration, and customer service to the position along with her SHRM-CP certification.

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June 2022 Tribute Gifts

Donald Frishberg donated to the Ben and Sophie Frishberg Endowment Fund in honor of Rhoda Mains. Jeff and Melanie Goldetsky donated in honor of Debbie Vertelney’s recovery. Richard and Liz Spicer donated in memory of Peter Kuretsky. Jay Krasnow donated to the Brian and Judith R. Krasnow Fund for Senior Services in honor of Brian […]

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Next Chapter Series to Meet in September 2022

JFS invites women who are navigating mid-life challenges to join the popular Next Chapter Series on Sunday, September 11 from 9:00-11:30 a.m. at our office at 1633 W. 7th Street in St Paul. The series is designed to help women re-imagine new possibilities for the future and take the first steps in moving forward. This month’s […]

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JFS Response to Crisis in Ukraine

JFS has been receiving calls from people wanting to help since Russia invaded Ukraine in February. We’ve all watched with heavy hearts the destruction and violence taking place in a land far away, reeling in disbelief as each bomb drops and homes and neighborhoods are destroyed. There has been much confusion and fear during the […]

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Andrew Kuester Joins JFS

Andrew Kuester, BS, has joined JFS as a Disability Services Case Manager. He will provide comprehensive case management services for adults with disabilities residing in the community. Andrew recently worked as the program director of social services for Lifetime Resources providing direct supervision of program managers and hourly employees in daily operations of group homes.

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