JFS Leaders Featured on TCJewFolk

As a leader in her field, JFS Care Manager Bonnie Jaffe, RN was featured on a TCJewFolk podcast about the generation-to-generation education series being offered at Sholom. Click here to listen to the discussion about aging in place. CEO Ruth Olkon was also interviewed twice. Click here to view her interview regarding her return to […]

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Jordan Carlson-Premack Joins JFS

Jordan Carlson-Premack, LSW, has accepted the position of Disability Services Case Manager. In this position, Jordan will provide comprehensive case management services for adults with disabilities including complex medical and mental health diagnoses and development disabilities. Jordan previously managed a youth restorative justice court diversion program at Conflict Resolution Center that included outreach and intake meetings […]

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Twin Cities Jewish Population Study

The Minneapolis and St. Paul Jewish Federations, in partnership with Brandeis University’s Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies, are currently conducting a study of members of the Jewish community in the Twin Cities. The goal of the 2019 study is to gain information and insight into demographics, behaviors, attitudes and needs of community members that […]

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December Support Groups, Free and Open to the Public

Dementia Caregivers Monday, December 9 and 23, 3:00-4:00 p.m., Community Room, Sholom East, 740 Kay St., St. Paul. Group meets second and fourth Monday of each month. For questions or to RSVP, contact Chris Rosenthal at (651) 690-8920. Grief East Metro Group: Wednesday, December 4, 3:00-4:30 p.m., Board Room, Sholom East, 740 Kay St., St. Paul. Group […]

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JFS Celebrates International Day of Persons with Disabilities

December 3 is International Day of Persons with Disabilities. We would like to share some of the great work we’re doing to serve those living with a physical, developmental or emotional/mental illness in our community. JFS contracts with Ramsey County to provide case management services to individuals who receive services through the state’s various Medicaid […]

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Making an Impact – Dreams Really Do Come True

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. Sean became a client through JFS’s contract with Ramsey County to provide case management services to people […]

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Registration is Now Open for Caregiver’s Program

JFS is now accepting registration for “Powerful Tools for Caregivers,” a six-week educational series that has been shown to have a positive impact on caregiver’s health. Participants will learn self-care behaviors including increased exercise, relaxation and medical check-ups; emotion management to reduce guilt, anger and depression; building self-confidence to cope with care giving demands; and […]

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First of 3 B’Yachad Events Begins Thursday Dec 5

Choose one, two or all three B’Yachad Holiday Gift Program events to participate in! Together, we can make the holidays brighter for more people in our community. But who are these people and what kind of impact does B’Yachad have on their lives? One morning in mid-December, a client who was working with one of […]

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Nasteha Abdi Joins JFS

Nasteha Abdi, CNA has accepted the position of UCare Case Aide at JFS. She will be responsible for providing support and administrative assistance to UCare Care Coordinators, the UCare Program Manager, and the Contracts Director with the Aging & Disability Services Department. Nasteha has a background in customer service in health insurance.

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October Tribute Gifts

Linda Alter and Betsy Sitkoff both donated to congratulate new JFS CEO Ruth Olkon. Rena and Barry Glaser donated in honor of David and Teresa’s 25th anniversary. The Glaser’s also donated in honor of the birth of Sue and Stan Leonard’s great-grandson. Felicia Weingarten donated in memory of Max Goodman. Brian M. Krasnow donated in […]

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