We are here to help during the pandemic. JFS continues to serve the community remotely until further notice. Click here to read our full message.

Family Life Education (FLE)

Family Life Education (FLE)

Contact Jodi Saltzman, Community Engagement Manager, (651) 313-6623.

FLE provides opportunities for individuals and families to enhance and improve the knowledge and skills required for effective family living. FLE is prevention education and takes an educational approach rather than a therapeutic approach.

Next Chapter Series

Women who are navigating mid-life challenges are invited to join this popular series to re-imagine new possibilities for the future and to take the first steps in moving forward. The interactive series will inspire and energize you as you begin to turn these possibilities into realities. Discover your true purpose and gain the confidence you need to make your next step the right step!

Sunday, August 16, 2020
10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

The topic will be how to find balance as the sandwich generation.

Please RSVP to Jodi Saltzman, Community Engagement Manager, at (651) 313-6623 or by email at jsaltzman@jfssp.org to be sent a link to join the meeting on Zoom.

Shalom Baby

New babies in the community will receive a wonderful basket full of SWAG items including a growth chart, night light, hot/cold pack, and an infant onesie, along with information from Jewish organizations, services and programs here in St. Paul to shower baby and family with love. Email Jodi Saltzman if you know of a new baby in the community. This program is offered in partnership with St. Paul Jewish Federation.

Annual Mental Health Conference

Sunday, October 18, 2020

This annual conference strives to raise awareness of mental health issues, provide support for individuals and families, and offer education on topics affecting all ages. It includes a keynote address and workshops covering a variety of mental health issues affecting youth to people in the later stages of life.

The keynote speaker will be local KARE 11 Bryan Piatt, sharing his story of living with OCD and anxiety, creating work and life balance. The key note will be moderated by Jana Shortal from KARE 11.

The Conference is sponsored by the Twin Cities Jewish community and is free and open to people of all faiths.

Pregnancy and Newborn Support During a Pandemic

Everyone in the world is worried right now—we are worried about our collective well-being, and of course, we are worried about ourselves and our own unique circumstances. If you are pregnant or just had a baby during this wild time, you likely have even more on your mind.

You are not alone! If you’re currently pregnant or at home with a newborn, please join this virtual group for other Jewish parents in similar situations. Topics will include navigating changes in prenatal/postnatal care and birth plans, returning home after baby is born, how to schedule a bris/baby naming, and anything else that’s on your mind. Partners are encouraged to attend as schedules allow.

Watch for details regarding the fall meeting coming soon!

This series is presented in partnership with PJ Library of Minneapolis and PJ Library of St. Paul.  Contact Jodi Saltzman for more information.