May is Mental Health Awareness Month: 6 Simple Steps to Reduce Anxiety

We are human, and thinking ahead is natural. But when thinking ahead spirals away from creating motivation and becomes excessive, it can significantly interfere with our daily lives. May is National Mental Health Awareness Month, so we are shining a light on anxiety, something many people struggle with on a regular basis. According to the […]

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JFS Volunteers Help Sholom Residents Get Growing This Spring

More than a dozen Sholom residents participated in spring planting assisted by JFS volunteers. The group recently gathered in one of the many common areas of Sholom to plant chard, cabbage, kale, squash, cucumbers and bean seedlings in trays. “This was a fun activity for the residents and volunteers alike,” said volunteer Pola Rest. “The […]

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Making an Impact – Contracted Case Management

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. JFS currently has three contracts with outside entities […]

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JFS Seeks New CEO

Jewish Family Service of St. Paul is seeking a Chief Executive Officer to lead the highly dedicated, multi-faceted and dynamic organization. For over a century, JFS has been a lifeline to people in need. The not-for-profit agency offers programs to individuals and families to assist them in obtaining the skills and resources they need to […]

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U of M Scholarships Available for Jewish Students

The University of Minnesota is once again offering a scholarship opportunity with preference towards Jewish students. Many outstanding students at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities have benefited by receiving the Lifson, Bronsztein, and Shapira Scholarships in the past. We hope to continue to carry out the wishes of our scholarship donors by awarding funds […]

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3rd Annual Celebration of Service Jazz Brunch

Tickets are now on sale for our annual Celebration of Service Jazz Brunch, a fundraiser to benefit Jewish Family Service of St. Paul, on Sunday, June 2 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Midpointe Event Center in St. Paul. We will honor Service Award recipients Dora Lender, newly retired JFS Senior Bilingual Community Specialist, […]

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Harry Kay Leadership Summit

We’ve all heard it: “The Jewish community is changing.” But this isn’t a problem—it’s an opportunity. At this year’s Summit on Monday, April 29 at 7:30 PM at the Muse Event Center, we welcome Rabbi Sid Schwarz to look at the trends shaping the lives of younger American Jews and hear his four guiding principles […]

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Interfaith Mental Health Collaborative Presents Seminar on Moving Past Anxiety

The Interfaith Mental Health Collaborative will present “Moving From Anxiety to Optimal Well-Being” with guest speaker Dr. L. Read Sulik from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Sulik is a pediatrician, adult and child psychiatrist, and CEO/Chief Medical Officer of Praestan Health. Attendees will learn how to move from […]

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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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