The JFS Community Engagement staff, along with 35 volunteers, delivered more than 165 B’Yachad Holiday Gift Bags to JFS clients in the community and residential living facilities. The bags included activities for mental and creative stimulation, sweet treats and a gift card to purchase essentials and groceries. Each bag included colorful, hand-designed Cards of Kindness […]
We have raised about $3,000 of our $5,000 goal for our annual B’Yachad Holiday Gift Bag program. Each year, B’Yachad delivers gift bags filled with essential and helpful gifts for about 200 of our neighbors who could use a warm greeting. In addition to making a donation here, you can also help by: Register here to safely […]
With Hanukah beginning early this year, planning for the annual B’Yachad Gift Bag program has already begun. JFS invites everyone to support the program’s goal of delivering more than 200 gift bags including items for health and safety and a gift card for home essentials and groceries to our clients in need this year. B’Yachad […]
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. During her care management assessment, Brenda quietly cried as her JFS case manager offered to ensure she […]
Volunteering is an important way JFS expands the reach of its programs and offers opportunities to engage with the agency, ways to “give back.” The annual B’Yachad Gift Bag Program has, for 10 years, offered several ways to volunteer, either by donating, shopping, wrapping, or delivering gifts to people in need emotionally, financially, or spiritually […]
In keeping with our tradition, JFS will be leading the B’Yachad Gift Bag program again this year. B’Yachad is our community’s opportunity to contribute to gift bags for people who are experiencing increased levels of isolation and loneliness. They need to know that we care and are thinking about them during the holiday season. We […]
Join Us for the 3rd Annual B’Yachad and Brews on Thursday, December 5th!
We’ll meet at Target at the Quarry in Northeast Minneapolis, 1650 New Brighton Blvd at 6 pm to shop for B’Yachad Holiday Gift Program recipients and their families.
Following the shopping spree, we’ll gather at Sociable CiderWerks, 1500 Fillmore St. NE, for complimentary snacks, drinks and non-alcoholic beverages, and a conversation on the work of JFS, and the role of all of us in making Minnesota a warm, welcoming place and empowering immigrant families through JFS.
Choose one, two or all three B’Yachad Holiday Gift Program events to participate in! Together, we can make the holidays brighter for more people in our community. But who are these people and what kind of impact does B’Yachad have on their lives? One morning in mid-December, a client who was working with one of […]