Family Life Education (FLE)

Family Life Education (FLE)

Contact Jodi Saltzman, Community Engagement Manager, (651) 983-0965.

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.

Bruce Goodman Read in Color Little Free Library

The Bruce Goodman Read in Color Little Free Library is located on West Seventh Street in front of JFS. It contains books from the recommended reading list from Read in Color, a new initiative bringing diverse books to Little Free Library book-sharing boxes around the world. Read in Color distributes books that provide perspectives on racism and social justice; celebrate BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and other marginalized voices; and incorporate experiences from all identities for all readers.

The public is invited to choose a book to learn more about experiences that are different from their own.

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!

Please RSVP to Anne Myers, Community Engagement Coordinator, at (651) 359-7775 or by email at to be sent a link to join the next meeting on Zoom.

Shalom Baby

The Saint Paul Jewish Federation, JFS and PJ Library Saint Paul are excited to welcome new babies into the the Saint Paul Jewish community! Open to all residents of Saint Paul, Saint Paul suburbs, or members of a Saint Paul Jewish congregation.

New babies in the St. Paul Jewish community will receive a wonderful basket full of Jewish books, keepsake items, helpful resources, and a special message from all the Saint Paul rabbis to shower baby and family with love.  This program is offered in partnership with St. Paul Jewish Federation and PJ Library.

Click HERE to register a new baby to receive a Shalom Baby welcome package.

2023 Twin Cities Jewish Community Annual Conference on Mental Health

2023 marks 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

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

Bi-Annual Caregivers Conference: Keeping the Spirit Alive

Planning is underway for this popular . This conference for caregivers and those supporting a loved one with dementia will be held on April 30, 2023. Learn more here.