Making an Impact

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 exactly what their dollars do: the lives they touch, and the difference they make throughout the community.

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We’d Like to Introduce

Diane and Richard “Ricky” Smookler have been fixtures in the St. Paul Jewish community for decades. Both born in the Twin Cities, they didn’t meet until studying at the University of Bologna, Italy. St. Paul has been their home for 45 years and their service, dedication, and support of many Jewish organizations runs deep.

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The Enormous Task of Providing Care

Recently, the Star Tribune ran a series called “Aging Parents, Stressed Families,” that detailed the realities of friend and family caregivers; the frustration, the exhaustion, the personal cost, and ultimately the fact that most of us will at some point be in this position.

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Making an Impact

In the Making an Impact series, clients and services are featured to increase awareness of and support for the services offered at JFS.

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