Jenna Kopchinski Joins JFS

Jenna Kopchinski, LSW, has joined JFS as a UCARE Care Coordinator. She will provide comprehensive case management services for seniors and individuals living with disabilities who that are enrolled in state health plans. Jenna was a case manager with Thomas Allen, responsible for conducting assessments, creating and reviewing care plans, and coordinating services with clients.

April 2022 Tribute Gifts

Jim Porter gave in honor of Tom and Deb Frishberg. Amy Doughty gave in memory of Miriam Charney. Leslie Martin gave in memory of Fred Hirsekorn. Barb and Neal Frank gave in honor of Donald Frishberg’s milestone birthday. Jay Krasnow gave to the Brian and Judith R. Krasnow Fund for Senior Services in honor of […]

JHSUM Produces Story of Jews in the Twin Cities

JFS is proud to support a video produced by Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest. “To Repair the World” tells the story of the first Jews who settled here and how the community came together to help each other, and help themselves. The most profound activity of Jewish social action and welfare was when […]

JFS Response to Crisis in Ukraine

JFS is planning its role should displaced persons from Ukraine settle in the St. Paul Community. The primary role will be to connect new arrivals to resources and services. This may include services at JFS or other community organizations, country resources, or assistance available through volunteers. Our immediate response included providing support to our Russian […]

Riyak Omar Joins JFS

Riyak Omar, LSW, has joined JFS as a Disability Services Case Manager. She will provide comprehensive case management services for adults with disabilities residing in the community. Riyak brings seven years of social work experience to her position with JFS. Before joining JFS, Riyak was a personal care aid at Kalkaal Home Care, helping patients […]

Making an Impact: Care Coordinator Secures Budget Exception for Client

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. Names have been changed to protect privacy. JFS care coordination client “Diane” was a small, frail, elderly […]

Celebration of Service Reconnects JFS Supporters

After three years of separation, JFS supporters came together on Sunday, April 24 for the 6th annual Celebration of Service. Many photos of the event can be viewed here. In spite of rather dreary weather, nearly 150 people gathered in the Oaks Ballroom at the Eagan Community Center. After a lively reception featuring cocktails and […]

March 2022 Tribute Gifts

Rosanne Nathanson gave in honor of Mitzi Gramling. Judy and Arnold Brier contributed in honor of Mitzi Gramling. Karen and Paul Schanfield contributed in honor of Mitzi Gramling. Bonnie Abrahamson gave in memory of Al Abrahamson. Judi and Todd Marshall gave in honor of Mitzi Gramling. Mike Zis and Deb Olkon gave in honor of […]

Passover for All 2022 Demand Increased

Staff and volunteers worked hard to prepare more than 230 Passover for All bags filled with kosher-for-Passover supplies to be delivered in time for Passover to community members. Bags delivered increased by 35 percent over last year. Passover for All is an annual community outreach effort. In partnership with the Minnesota JCC, kosher-for-Passover food and […]

Celebration of Service Tickets Now on Sale

Tickets are now on sale for the 6th Annual Celebration of Service, a fundraiser to benefit Jewish Family Service of St. Paul (JFS), on Sunday, April 24 from 5:00 to 8:00PM at Eagan Community Center in Eagan. Cocktails will begin at 5:00PM followed by dinner at 6:00PM. The event will honor Community Service Award recipient […]