Trauma Event Examines Transmission of Trauma to Future Generations

JFS offered “Impact of Trauma from Generation to Generation,” a series of Zoom presentations featuring Dr. Irit Felsen. During the series Dr. Felsen, an internationally recognized expert in the field of intergenerational trauma and herself a child of Holocaust survivors, presented to interested members of the our community as well as professionals who work with […]

Impact of Trauma From Generation to Generation

Family Dynamics and Difficult Issues in Treating Holocaust Families. A discussion of specific issues that complicate relationships among family members as well as with healthcare providers working with Holocaust families. Free CEU.

Impact of Trauma From Generation to Generation

Historical & Intergenerational Trauma. Exploration of the processes involved in transmission of historical trauma among African-American, Indigenous, refugee and immigrant populations. Panelists will discuss their own experiences with the impact of historical trauma on second, third and in some cases many generations-long transmissions of trauma.

Impact of Trauma From Generation to Generation

JFS will offer “Impact of Trauma from Generation to Generation,” a two-part virtual free event on Thursday and Friday, December 3 and 4. This event was originally scheduled for the spring but had to be cancelled due to COVID. The event will begin on Thursday, December 3 from 6:30 to 7:45PM with a presentation by […]

Spring Intergenerational Trauma Event Rescheduled for December

The intergenerational trauma event that was originally scheduled to be in-person last April has been rescheduled as a virtual event. “The Impact of Trauma From Generation to Generation” will be held on December 3 and 4 via Zoom. Featured presenter will be Dr. Irit Felsen. Dr. Felsen, herself a child of Survivors, studied in Israel, […]

Vital Elders Program Continues to Support Russian Survivors

The Vital Elders program, funded by our Jewish Federation of North America (JFNA) grant, has been very busy supporting Russian survivors. The program is designed to reduce isolation and depression among survivors through person-centered, trauma-informed care to promote dignity, strength and empowerment. Program coordinator Rena Fedorova provided flowers and a call to everyone participating in […]

We’d Like to Introduce Rena Federova

We’d like to introduce Rena Federova, JFS volunteer and leader of a new grant-funded program. About nine months ago, Rena came to JFS seeking a volunteer opportunity. She wanted to put her family background and education to use. Rena is a student at the University of Minnesota majoring in political science and minoring in Jewish […]

JFNA Announces New Grants to Offer Critical Support for Holocaust Survivors and Additional Funding for Innovative Service Models

JFS has received a grant from The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) to develop a new federally-funded program aimed at aiding Holocaust survivors. The grant provides more than $80,000 to coordinate services, prevent emergencies and resolve crises among Holocaust survivors, thereby increasing the likelihood that survivors will live more comfortably in their homes and […]