New Program Adds Caregiver Coaching and Counseling

Caregivers have such a tough job. To provide the best possible care for a loved one, they often sacrifice their own physical and emotional needs. The experiences involved with providing care can strain even the most capable person. The resulting feelings of anger, anxiety, sadness, isolation, exhaustion—and then guilt for having these feelings—can exact a […]

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Register Now for New Volunteer Opportunity

The St. Paul Mitzvah Corp is a new volunteer opportunity that allows volunteers to participate in unique, impactful activities that serve JFS clients, the Jewish community, and partner agencies throughout the metro area. To kick off this collaboration, The Corp is partnering with Sholom and Open Arms Minnesota to begin the growing process this spring. […]

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Next Chapter Series to Meet in April

JFS invites women who are navigating or embarking on a mid-life journey to another session of the popular Next Chapter Series on Sunday, April 28 from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. in the JFS Board Room. Participation is free. Tools and thought-provoking discussion will be introduced to help you re-imagine new possibilities for the future and to […]

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We’d Like to Introduce Rena Federova

We’d like to introduce Rena Federova, JFS volunteer and leader of a new grant-funded program. About nine months ago, Rena came to JFS seeking a volunteer opportunity. She wanted to put her family background and education to use. Rena is a student at the University of Minnesota majoring in political science and minoring in Jewish […]

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Support Passover For All

Passover, the major Jewish spring festival, commemorates the liberation of the Israelites from Egyptian slavery. One of the most popular Jewish rituals are Seders – at home, in community centers, with family, and with others. The Seder is intended to be a personal experience. It should not, however, be a private one. At Jewish Family Service […]

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Making an Impact April 2019

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. LEAP (Life Enrichment Action Program) services enhance and […]

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5th Conference for Caregivers will be held April 7 at Beth El Synagogue

The Twin Cities Jewish Community Alzheimer’s Task Force will present the 5th Conference for Caregivers. “Keeping the Spirit Alive: The Conference for Caregivers and Those Supporting a Loved One with Dementia” will be held on Sunday, April 7, from 8 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at Beth El Synagogue (5225 Barry St W, St Louis Park). […]

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Giving Circle Funds Mental Health Program

Several members of Jewish Federation of Greater St. Paul’s Giving Circle attended the JFS Board of Directors meeting on February 25 with Federation President Mark Adelman to present a $1,000 check to support a new Mental Health Film Series initiative that will be offered later this year. The series will consist of several films that […]

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Community Chaplaincy Program Expands

As part of JFS’s commitment to mental health and well-being, the Community Chaplaincy program has been expanded. JFS Community Chaplain Rabbi Lynn Liberman will now serve in a full-time capacity at JFS. The program was initially developed to fill a gap in spiritual need within the Jewish community for those Jews who feel marginalized, isolated, […]

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JFNA Announces New Grants to Offer Critical Support for Holocaust Survivors and Additional Funding for Innovative Service Models

JFS has received a grant from The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) to develop a new federally-funded program aimed at aiding Holocaust survivors. The grant provides more than $80,000 to coordinate services, prevent emergencies and resolve crises among Holocaust survivors, thereby increasing the likelihood that survivors will live more comfortably in their homes and […]

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