Do My Parents Need to Move?

JFS RN Care Manager Bonnie Jaffe will present “Do My Parents Need to Move?” on Sunday, November 17 from 10 to 11:30AM at Mount Zion Temple as part of the Sholom c.a.r.e.s. education series. Learn more about what it means to age-in-place, how to find senior housing and the mystery of successful downsizing. Bonnie leads […]

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Breanna Bosshart Joins JFS

Breanna Bosshart, LSW has accepted the position of UCare Program Manager. In this position, Breanna will be responsible for supervising the staff and care coordination services for UCare clients within the Aging & Disability Services department. Breanna previously worked as a Medica Care Coordinator with Keystone Community Services and comes with extensive knowledge and experience in […]

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In Honor of Veteran’s Day: A Jewish Experience in the U.S. Air Force

by Bruce Matza, JFS Board Member Annie and I were married only six months when the Air Force reassigned us from Texas to Alaska where I served as the Executive Officer for Wildwood Air Force Station. We were the communication link between the Pentagon and Saigon. Shortly after my arrival, I received a letter from a […]

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November Support Groups, Free and Open to the Public

Dementia Caregivers Monday, November 11 and 25, 3:00-4:00 p.m., Community Room, Sholom East, 740 Kay St., St. Paul. Group meets second and fourth Monday of each month. For questions or to RSVP, contact Chris Rosenthal at (651) 690-8920. Grief East Metro Group: Wednesday, November 6, 3:00-4:30 p.m., Board Room, Sholom East, 740 Kay St., St. […]

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JFS PEARLS Counselors Train Others

JFS PEARLS counselors and PEARLS master trainers Kaci Christnovich and Avi Zadaka conducted a two-day training for staff from the Korean Service Center in Minneapolis. During October, six members of the Service Center came to JFS’s first PEARLS master training class. The skills and tools offered in the program help participants 55 and older address […]

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JFS Community Chaplain Teaches the Value of Our Stories

The 19th annual Mental Health Conference was held in October. More than 400 people attended. Keynote speaker and jazz musician Sam Miltich told the crowd about his personal journey through mental illness. Through his music and personal stories, Sam provided encouragement that recovery is possible. The conference featured 22 workshops. JFS Community Chaplain Rabbi Lynn […]

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Making an Impact – Help with YMCA Membership Brings Great Joy

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. Through his new insurance provider, Paul became a […]

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JFS Seeks Candidates for Leadership Position

With the impending retirement of our beloved colleague Chris Rosenthal, we have begun the search for a new Director of Aging Services. The purpose of the position is to supervise staff and services of the Aging and Disability Services Department. The primary qualifications for the position include: Master’s degree in social work or RN licensed […]

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Tamara Chapman Joins JFS

Tamara Chapman, LSW has accepted the position of Medica Care Coordinator at JFS. She will be responsible for monitoring a caseload of clients over the age of 65 and conducting annual assessments to determine eligibility for additional home and community based services. She is also responsible for developing care plans for her clients to address goals and […]

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Help Wanted For the Annual B’Yachad Gift Program

B’Yachad means “together” in Hebrew, and JFS is pleased to continue its annual tradition of coming together with the community to provide JFS clients and other referred individuals in need with gifts to let them know they are being thought of during the holiday season. In keeping with our commitment to respond to the needs of both the […]

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