Twin Cities Jewish Community Annual Conference on Mental Health

All presentations from the 2022 conference are available to view at:

2023 will mark the 23rd year of the Twin Cities Jewish Community Annual Conference on Mental Health to be held on Sunday, October 22, 2023, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Temple Israel in Minneapolis. The conference is produced by Jewish Family Service of St. Paul (JFS) and Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis (JFCS), partners in improving mental health access, understanding, and education in the community.

With generous support from community donors and partners, the conference as always continues to be free and open to everyone.

The visible and invisible impacts on mental health are vast and require profound attention, support, and advocacy. In planning for this conference, we think of a kaleidoscope representing the emotions, perspectives, ideas, challenges, and hopefully a sign of unity. The kaleidoscope as an art form that speaks to the eyes and minds of the beholder.

Our keynote speaker will be announced soon. Breakout sessions this year will focus on youth, suicidality, addiction, finding balance, and combating loneliness and isolation.

For more information contact Tabitha Benci DeRango at 952-417-2107 or

Bi-Annual Caregivers Conference: Keeping the Spirit Alive

This half day conference for caregivers and those supporting a loved one with dementia will be held in the spring of 2025.

Keeping the Spirit Alive, the conference for caregivers supporting a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia, is designed to support caregivers and let them know that they are not alone on their journey. This free conference is designed for caregivers, family members, lay leaders, clergy and professionals and provides practical approaches for caregiving, tactics to take care of the caregiver, plus educational and research updates about dementia, through a Jewish lens. The conference also provides information about community resources that are available.

JFCS in partnership with Jewish Family Service of St. Paul hosts the bi-annual conference. Look for more information in the winter of 2025.