Making an Impact Series March 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. Salim is an 89-year-old Somali elder who was […]

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Jewish Federations Announce New Awards to Offer Critical Support for Holocaust Survivors and Additional Funding for Innovative Service Models

Jewish Family Service of St. Paul (JFS) will receive 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 […]

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Dementia Film and Discussion Series

The Twin Cities Jewish Alzheimer’s Task Force, a collaboration between Jewish Family Service of St. Paul (JFS), Jewish Children and Family Service of Minneapolis, and St. Paul Jewish Community Center will present the Dementia Film and Discussion Series. The series, originally offered in 2017, will feature a movie followed by discussion led by a dementia […]

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Training Designed to Create Dementia Friendly Communities

In 2010 the State of Minnesota passed legislation requiring the state to prepare for the huge impact Alzheimer’s disease will have on our population and our resources over the next few decades. One of the five areas the state identified as needing attention is helping communities become dementia capable. The state chose five pilot communities […]

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Seeking Volunteer Energy and Compassion

Are you looking for a way to share your talent and experience with others in the community? You can make a BIG impact by contributing a small amount of time through these new volunteer opportunities. Tech-savvy volunteer to assist clients with the technology (iPads) to support our innovative new counseling service for caregivers. This would entail […]

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We’d Like to Introduce Fred Dulles

Meet Fred Dulles, JFS board member and data wrangler at the University of Minnesota. Fred was introduced to JFS by his friend, co-worker and JFS board member and treasurer Steve Levin who persuaded him to become a member of the IT committee. “I said ‘yes’ because I felt like I could make a useful contribution,” […]

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Making an Impact Series February 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. Robert has always been a very pleasant man […]

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Busy Hanukah for Community Chaplaincy

Along with individual visits with clients, JFS Chaplain Lynn Liberman brought six Hanukah celebrations to six different sites throughout the Twin Cities giving more than 70 people the chance to celebrate the Festival of Lights with others. “All appreciated the opportunity to come together as Jews,” said Rabbi Liberman, “some for the first time in meeting […]

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January Support Groups Free and Open to the Public

Dementia Caregivers Monday, January 14 and 28, 3:00-4:00 p.m., Community Room, Sholom Home East, 740 Kay St., St. Paul. Group meets second and fourth Monday of each month. For questions or to RSVP, contact Grace at (651) 690-8903 or email her, or Cassandra at (651) 328-2014 or email her. Grief East Metro Group: Wednesday, January […]

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