Rabbi Lynn Announces the Holiday

JFS Community Chaplain Rabbi Lynn Liberman, BCC, recently visited Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park to explain and sound the shofar in celebration of Rosh Hashanah. Click here to watch a video of her demonstration.

Kever Avot – A Service of Memory

Join JFS and Hodroff-Epstein Memorial Chapel for Kever Avot – A Service of Memory on Sunday, September 12 at 10:30 a.m. at the chapel at 126 E. Franklin Avenue in Minneapolis.

Kever Avot – A Service of Memory

After a long year framed by numerous challenges, for many the death of a loved one marked the most difficult experience of all. Funerals were on ZOOM with very few family members and friends able to attend, making the loss of connection and Jewish ritual especially hard. Join JFS and Hodroff-Epstein Memorial Chapel for Kever Avot […]

JFS Community Chaplain Joins Planning Cohort

JFS Community Chaplain Rabbi Lynn Liberman, BCC, has been invited to be part of the strategic planning group of the Leading Where Life Happens: Mapping and Building the Field of Jewish Chaplaincy project. This project is located at the Chaplaincy Innovation Lab at Brandeis University and is funded by the Revson Foundation. Rabbi Liberman will serve […]

JFS Community Chaplain Participates in cHallah cHugs

The JFS Community Chaplaincy program participated in cHallah cHugs, a fun activity designed by community member Barb Neren, to create connection between members of the Twin Cities Jewish community. Leaders from JFS, JCC, Beth Jacob and Mount Zion placed their challah orders. JFS Community Chaplain Rabbi Lynn Liberman, BCC and JFS board member and volunteer […]

Summer Shabbat Celebrations

JFS Community Chaplain Rabbi Lynn Liberman, BCC, and para-chaplain and cantor Deb Winston will offer a series of three videos to celebrate Shabbat this summer. The videos will help members of the Jewish community who remain unable to attend congregational services connect to their faith. The first video for June 18 is available to view […]

Community Chaplain Will Have Help Delivering Holiday Programs to Clients

JFS Community Chaplain Rabbi Lynn Liberman, BCC, announces the addition of Volunteer Chaplain Cantor Deb Winston to the Community Chaplaincy program. Deb and her husband recently returned to the St. Paul area after serving several communities on the east coast. She became a cantor through Hebrew Union college after working for more than 20 years as […]

Passover for All Planning Has Begun

Just as our annual Passover programs had been fully developed last year, the world tilted due to COVID, and we had to re-think everything. JFS, as well as everyone else, longs for the day we can all return to in-person events and programs. But until that day, we are offering our annual Passover programs including […]

JFS Community Chaplain to Receive Honorary Degree

JFS Community Chaplain Rabbi Lynn Liberman, BCC, will receive an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. The ceremony will take place on Sunday, January 31, at noon. Rabbi Liberman was ordained from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in 1993. She served as a congregational rabbi for over 20 […]

JFS Community Chaplain Safely Delivers Rosh Hashanah Greetings

JFS Community Chaplain Rabbi Lynn Liberman was asked to visit Methodist Hospital by the director of spiritual care to sound the shofar outside to celebrate the start of Rosh Hashanah. Rabbi Lynn took a few moments to explain the meaning of the shofar and the various sounds the gathered crowd would hear. As the spiritual […]