Seanna Granchelli Joins JFS

Seanna Granchelli has accepted the position of Disability Services Case Manager at JFS. Seanna will provide comprehensive case management services for adults with complex medical and mental health diagnoses and developmental disabilities residing in the community. Seanna earned a bachelor’s degree in family social science from the University of Minnesota. Originally from Minnesota, Seanna and her […]

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August Tribute Gifts

Molly Kitching made a donation in honor of the birth of her grandson, Oscar. Susan Goodman Rapport gave a gift in honor of Bruce Goodman. Barbara Hirsekorn contributed in memory of Henry Snyder. Bonnie Jaffe made a donation in memory of Sheila Alpert. May her memory be a blessing. Carolyn Belle gave a gift in […]

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Registration Now Open for Annual Mental Health Conference

Mark your calendars for the Twin Cities Jewish Community Mental Health Conference – an event that has been raising awareness of mental health issues, reducing stigma and providing support for individuals, families and professionals since 2001. The event, Inviting Positivity in Uncertain Times, is free and open to people of all faiths and spiritualities. It […]

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CARES Act Grant Supports Kosher Meals on Wheels

JFS will provide the kosher meals for the Meals on Wheels of Ramsey County program that is providing free home-delivered meals to Ramsey County adult residents who are impacted by COVID. This program is made possible by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Program eligibility requirements include (must meet all criteria): Ramsey […]

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JFS Community Chaplain Safely Delivers Rosh Hashanah Greetings

JFS Community Chaplain Rabbi Lynn Liberman was asked to visit Methodist Hospital by the director of spiritual care to sound the shofar outside to celebrate the start of Rosh Hashanah. Rabbi Lynn took a few moments to explain the meaning of the shofar and the various sounds the gathered crowd would hear. As the spiritual […]

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Vital Elders Program Continues to Support Russian Survivors

The Vital Elders program, funded by our Jewish Federation of North America (JFNA) grant, has been very busy supporting Russian survivors. The program is designed to reduce isolation and depression among survivors through person-centered, trauma-informed care to promote dignity, strength and empowerment. Program coordinator Rena Fedorova provided flowers and a call to everyone participating in […]

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A Lot of Fun and Laughs Highlight JFS-ON-A-SCHTICK

After months and months of worry, stress and staying apart from one another, nearly 100 friends got together for an hour of entertainment and a few laughs at the JFS-ON-A-SCHTICK Variety Show on August 26. “I wanted to find a way to come together,” said JFS CEO Ruth Olkon. “And to say thank you to […]

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Vote Early by Absentee Ballot

If you would like help understanding how to vote by mail in the November election, JFS can help. The Voter Assistance program is well-suited for individuals who have a range of experience and exposure to technology. JFS has trained volunteers to walk you through the process step by step, with detailed help. All calls will […]

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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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Virtual Shalom Baby Shower

JFS will join St. Paul and Minneapolis PJ Library as we welcome you and your little ones ages 0 to 2, to the Jewish community during Shalom Baby Shower, Sunday, September 13 from 10 to 11AM. Join us online for a special morning with baby blessings from local Rabbis. Grab your shakers from the swag […]

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