Summer Shabbat Celebrations

JFS Community Chaplain Rabbi Lynn Liberman, BCC, and para-chaplain and cantor Deb Winston will offer a series of three videos to celebrate Shabbat this summer. The videos will help members of the Jewish community who remain unable to attend congregational services connect to their faith. The first video for June 18 is available to view […]

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Transition to In-Office Work Has Begun

As COVID rates decrease and vaccinations provide protection against disease, JFS has been working hard to develop thoughtful and safe plans, guided by the CDC and Minnesota Department of Health, to transition back to in-person operations and services. The administrative team has returned to working from the JFS office at 1633 West 7th. This team […]

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Disability Case Management Team Excels in Annual Audit

The disability case management team had its annual audit by Ramsey County in May and received a score of 96 percent, a 4 percent improvement over the 2020 audit. The County audits differently than the Medica and UCare contracts. Despite multiple and varied attempts to reach a client, our compliance score will be negatively impacted […]

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Making an Impact: Boundaries Help Establish Better Relationship

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. Lauren is a 46-year-old woman who is on the CADI waiver. She reached out to her JFS […]

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PEARLS Booster Program Receives Grant

The Mardag Foundation met recently and approved a grant of $15,000 to JFS for the PEARLS (Program to Encourage Active and Rewarding Lives in Seniors) Booster program. The Foundation provides grants to programs that support older adults across Minnesota who lack access or have barriers to critical opportunities to thrive and create community connections. The PEARLS […]

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April Tribute Gifts

Jeri Glick-Anderson donated in honor of Rena and Barry Glaser. Esti Koen and Andy Meltzer contributed in honor of Rena and Barry Glaser. Jay Krasnow donated to the Brian and Judith R. Krasnow Fund for Senior Services in honor of the anniversary of Melissa Krasnow and Danley Chan. Darlene and Marshall Kaplan made a gift […]

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Virtual Annual Caregiver Conference Reaches Hundreds

Keeping the Spirit Alive, the free bi-annual conference for caregivers supporting a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia was held virtually on May 2. More than 250 people across 23 states registered for the event. JFS Director of Aging & Disability Services Jill Grover, MSW, LISW, along with Laine Bermansohn, Program Supervisor for Senior Services […]

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JFS Community Chaplain Featured Speaker at Annual Hospice Conference

JFS Community Chaplain Rabbi Lynn Liberman, BCC, presented “End of Life Care in the Jewish Tradition” at the Minnesota Network of Hospice and Palliative Care 2021 virtual annual conference. Her session shared both spiritual insights as well as practical understandings for practitioners working with those of the Jewish tradition. Rabbi Lynn explained Jewish teachings; provided […]

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JFS Promotions and New Hires

The JFS UCare team announces the addition of two new care coordinators to its team. Liz Clare, LGSW, and Kayla Salseg will provide comprehensive case management services for older/disabled adults residing in the community. Kayla is completing her social work internship at JFS and is graduating from St. Kate’s. Liz has extensive experience in the healthcare […]

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