Making an Impact: Art Brings Isolated Senior and Volunteer Together

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. “Kate,” an isolated senior, called to request support and social interaction from a JFS volunteer. She was […]

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Volunteers Needed for Passover for All

Jewish Family Service of St. Paul (JFS) is recruiting volunteers for Passover for All, an annual community outreach effort. In partnership with the Minnesota JCC, kosher-for-Passover food and supplies are provided to families to help them celebrate the holiday. There are three opportunities to help with this community outreach effort. First, a gift of $36 […]

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Caroline Bednar Returns to JFS

Caroline Bednar has rejoined the staff at JFS as a UCare Care Coordinator. Caroline returns to JFS after serving as a case management assistant in the Electronic Home Monitoring Unit of the Department of Community Corrections and Rehabilitation with Hennepin County. Prior to that position, she was a disability services case manager for three years […]

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January Tribute Gifts

Mitchell Wittenberg and Jaine Strauss donated in honor of Debbie Vertelney and all she does on behalf of JFS and its staff and clients. Rena Glaser contributed to honor Jan Ringer’s birthday. Bruce Goodman made a gift in memory of Rita Stollman Levin.

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Next Powerful Tools Class Begins in April

Registration is being accepted for “Powerful Tools for Caregivers,” a six-week educational series that has been shown to have a positive impact on caregiver’s health. The class will meet from 4:00 to 5:30PM via Zoom each Thursday from April 8 through May 13. It is important to take time to care for yourself, so you […]

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Community Chaplain Will Have Help Delivering Holiday Programs to Clients

JFS Community Chaplain Rabbi Lynn Liberman, BCC, announces the addition of Volunteer Chaplain Cantor Deb Winston to the Community Chaplaincy program. Deb and her husband recently returned to the St. Paul area after serving several communities on the east coast. She became a cantor through Hebrew Union college after working for more than 20 years as […]

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PEARLS Team Changes

JFS announces the promotion of Tara Burns, MA, to Lead PEARLS counselor. Tara earned a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from Adler Graduate School with an interest in specializing in aging, older adults, life transitions, loss and grief and caregiver support. In addition, JFS UCare Care Coordinator Miley Anderson, MSW, LGSW, has moved […]

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JFS Department Restructure Creates Position and Promotions

JFS is pleased to announce the promotion of four case management staff members as a result of growth in Aging & Disability Services. Taylor Solfest, LGSW, who joined JFS in 2017, has been promoted to Medica Supervisor. All Medica team members will report to Taylor in her new position. The team has experienced significant growth […]

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JFS Receives Grant From Federation’s Yad B’Yad Campaign

The St. Paul Jewish Federation has announced that JFS will receive a total of $80,000 in grants from its St. Paul Jewish Community Campaign for COVID Relief, Yad B’Yad. The funds will be used to provide additional financial assistance, support the Kosher Meals on Wheels program, start-up costs for adding a part-time therapist to the […]

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