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 […]

JFS Community Chaplain to Lead Medical Ethics Class

JFS Community Chaplain Rabbi Lynn Liberman, BCC, will teach Jewish Medical Ethics: End of Life Decision Making. The class will be offered on Thursday, May 14 and 21 from 7:00 to 8:30PM via Zoom. Rabbi Liberman has been a Melton Ethics instructor for the past five years. She also serves on the Ethics Committee for […]

JFS Community Chaplain to Lead Medical Ethics Class

JFS Community Chaplain Rabbi Lynn Liberman, BCC, will teach Jewish Medical Ethics: a 21st Century Discussion at Shir Tikvah. The course will be offered each Monday evening from 7:00 to 8:30PM January 13 through March 16. Within the field of ethics, one of the most challenging frontiers is medical ethics. While contemporary medical knowledge preserves life, modern advances […]

Deadline to Apply to Become a Volunteer Para-Chaplain is October 11

As a way to bring a listening presence to those in need of spiritual support and encouragement, in particular to the unaffiliated, marginalized, limited in mobility or forgotten Jews of the Twin Cities, our Community Chaplaincy is offering training for a second para-chaplaincy cohort. Para-chaplains are specially trained volunteers who, under the direction of the Community […]

Para-Chaplaincy: Walking in the Ways of God

“I never knew what it would mean to deeply listen to the life story of another person.” “It is a privilege when a client shares and is willing to trust someone.” In their own words, our volunteer para-chaplains share the extraordinary privilege they feel in being present to another through deep listening and having an […]

Community Chaplaincy Program Expands

As part of JFS’s commitment to mental health and well-being, the Community Chaplaincy program has been expanded. JFS Community Chaplain Rabbi Lynn Liberman will now serve in a full-time capacity at JFS. The program was initially developed to fill a gap in spiritual need within the Jewish community for those Jews who feel marginalized, isolated, […]