New Members Join Board of Directors

JFS welcomed new members Tom Cytron-Hysom, Joel Glaser, Bruce Goodman, Jamie Maddeaux and Andy Rapoport to the board of directors during its June meeting. Tom is a consultant in the adult education industry including basic skills and digital literacy. He serves on the programming committee and the program evaluation sub-committee. Joel Glaser is a member […]

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May Tribute Gifts

Rena Glaser donated to the Glaser Fund for Senior Services in honor of Marshall and Darlene Kaplan’s anniversary. Richard Spicer contributed in memory of Butch Salita. Burt Garr gave a gift in honor of Sarah Glaser’s college graduation. Tom Smith donated in honor of Barry Glaser. Laura Honan contributed in honor of Rena and Barry […]

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JFS Therapist Receives Award

JFS therapist Beth Johnson, LMFT, recently received the Founding Mother’s Award from Minnesota Women in Psychology, an organization of women in the field of psychology established in 1977. The award is given to a person who has “made a difference in the field of psychology, in the MWP organization and in the lives of women […]

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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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