Advocating Your Values

JFS will co-sponsor “Advocating Your Values,” an advocacy training event sponsored and hosted by Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis. The event will take place 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, February 23, in the Community Room at JFCS (5905 Golden Valley Road, Golden Valley). Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. The event is also co-sponsored […]

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REEL People, REAL Lives Documentary Film Series

JFS is offering the REEL People, REAL Lives documentary film series that will explore a diverse array of stories while introducing the audience to a fascinating assortment of people facing and seeing their way through various life hurdles. The first film in the series will be “Deej,” presented on Sunday, February 9, from 1:00 to […]

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January Support Groups, Free and Open to the Public

Dementia Caregivers Monday, January 6 and 20, 3:00-4:00 p.m., Community Room, Sholom East, 740 Kay St., St. Paul. Group meets second and fourth Monday of each month. GriefEast Metro Group: NO MEETING ON Wednesday, January 1. Group meets first Wednesday of each month. West Metro Group: Wednesday, January 15, 3:00-4:30 p.m., Board Room, Sholom West, […]

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JFS Community Chaplain to Lead Medical Ethics Class

JFS Community Chaplain Rabbi Lynn Liberman, BCC, will teach Jewish Medical Ethics: a 21st Century Discussion at Shir Tikvah. The course will be offered each Monday evening from 7:00 to 8:30PM January 13 through March 16. Within the field of ethics, one of the most challenging frontiers is medical ethics. While contemporary medical knowledge preserves […]

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New Year Resolution: Increase Contentment and Delight

by JFS Therapist Beth Johnson An article recently landed in my inbox from a therapist I highly respect. A lot of articles about mental health come my way via social media and email. This article really caught my eye. It shares a very interesting and different way of looking at emotions, thoughts and mental health in general. It […]

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Making an Impact – Habitually Homeless Client Finds Stability

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. Two years ago, when Jane became a JFS […]

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Chris Kellogg Joins JFS

JFS announces the selection of Christine Kellogg as Aging Services Director effective January 6. Working collaboratively with other community organizations, Chris will direct and supervise programs serving seniors in the community, and strategically plan and manage new programs for seniors. Chris spent the early years of her career working as a consultant to corporations and […]

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Tara Burns Joins JFS

Tara Burns has accepted the position of Mental Health Counselor in the PEARLS (Program to Encourage Active and Rewarding Lives) intervention for older adults and caregivers experiencing depression, working with clients in their homes. Tara is graduating with a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from Adler Graduate School with an interest in specializing in […]

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November Tribute Gifts

Arnie Berman donated in honor of Erwin Farkas, Chris Rosenthal and Bonnie Jaffe. Rena Glaser made a gift in honor of Arnie Berman; in memory of Etta and Manson Lambright’s son, Joe; and in memory of Merle Green. Stephanie Greenstein contributed in honor of Helen Adler’s 91st birthday. Jay and Melissa Krasnow donated in honor […]

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JFS Community Chaplain to Lead Medical Ethics Class

JFS Community Chaplain Rabbi Lynn Liberman, BCC, will teach Jewish Medical Ethics: a 21st Century Discussion at Shir Tikvah. The course will be offered each Monday evening from 7:00 to 8:30PM January 13 through March 16. Within the field of ethics, one of the most challenging frontiers is medical ethics. While contemporary medical knowledge preserves life, modern advances […]

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