Making an Impact – Client Dies Peacefully in His Own Home

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. While “Charles” had several significant medical diagnoses, dementia […]

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Volunteers Needed for Passover for All

JFS is recruiting volunteers to help with the annual community outreach effort Passover for All. In partnership with the JCC, kosher-for-Passover food and supplies are provided to families to help them celebrate the holiday. Volunteer to assemble supplies on Tuesday, March 24 beginning at 7:00PM at JFS. Keshet Berlinsky Edry, the Shlicha (Israeli emissary) from St. […]

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Impact of Trauma from Generation to Generation

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. JFS will offer “Impact of Trauma from Generation to Generation,” a two-part free event on Thursday and Friday, April 30 and May 1. The event will begin on Thursday, April 30 from 7:00 to 8:30PM at the St. Paul Jewish Community Center (JCC) with a presentation by Irit Felsen, Ph.D. […]

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Karin Onarheim Returns to JFS

Karin Onarheim has joined JFS as care coordinator on the Medica team. Karin previously served as a care coordinator at JFS in 2015. In her new position, Karin will be responsible for case management for assigned clients that includes assessment and creation of a care plan. Karin earned her Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW) from […]

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January Tribute Gifts

Brian and Judy Krasnow made a gift in honor of L.R. (Bud) Harris’ birthday. Ruth Hampton Olkon and Burt and Lucille Garr donated in honor of Barry and Rena Glaser’s 55th wedding anniversary. Barry and Rena Glaser made several gifts: in honor of Darlene and Marshall Kaplan’s recent award, in honor of Dori Denelle’s special […]

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JFS Mental Health Experts Discuss Isolation & Aging at MN Jewish Theatre

JFS Lead Counselor and Project Coordinator Avi Zadaka, LGSW, and Therapist Beth Johnson, LMFT, will be part of a panel of local experts discussing isolation and aging after the February 27, 7:30 p.m. performance of “Significant Other” at the Minnesota Jewish Theatre Co. Avi delivers the Program to Encourage Active and Rewarding Lives (PEARLS) intervention […]

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February Support Groups, Free and Open to the Public

Dementia Caregivers Group meets second and fourth Monday of each month, February 10 and 24, 3:00-4:00 p.m., Community Room, Sholom East Shaller Campus, 740 Kay, St. Paul. Grief East Metro Group meets on the first Wednesday of each month, February 5 at Sholom East Shaller Campus, 740 Kay, St. Paul. West Metro Group meets on the […]

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End of Life Conversations Series Offered

“Who Speaks for Me?” a free two-part series about end of life conversations will be offered at JFS. Join the series for the movie “Being Mortal” on Thursday, February 13, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Board Room at JFS. There will be a post-movie discussion facilitated by JFS Care Manager Bonnie Jaffe, RN, […]

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Making an Impact – Employment Services Client Earns Paid IT Internship

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. This month’s story comes from our Employment Services […]

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JFS Awarded BOND Grant

Again in 2020, JFS will be the recipient of an $8,000 grant from Branching Out in New Directions (BOND) to benefit the Employment Services program. “We are very happy to continue to contribute to JFS’s effort to help people complete their education or occupational training in order to advance themselves or return to the workforce,” […]

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