JFS Mental Health Experts Discuss Isolation & Aging at MN Jewish Theatre

JFS Lead Counselor and Project Coordinator Avi Zadaka, LGSW, and Therapist Beth Johnson, LMFT, will be part of a panel of local experts discussing isolation and aging after the February 27, 7:30 p.m. performance of “Significant Other” at the Minnesota Jewish Theatre Co. Avi delivers the Program to Encourage Active and Rewarding Lives (PEARLS) intervention […]

End of Life Conversations Series Offered

“Who Speaks for Me?” a free two-part series about end of life conversations will be offered at JFS. Join the series for the movie “Being Mortal” on Thursday, February 13, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Board Room at JFS. There will be a post-movie discussion facilitated by JFS Care Manager Bonnie Jaffe, RN, and Community Chaplain Rabbi Lynn Liberman, BCC. Light snacks will be served.Come back for dinner on Thursday, February 20, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Deej

This documentary film series has been created to raise awareness and help de-stigmatize mental health issues. February 9, 2020, 1-3:30PM, St. Paul JCC. In the first movie in the series, a nonspeaking young man dreams of autistic civil rights. The documentary film “Deej,” with its insider view of autism, challenges us all to live inclusion.

February Support Groups, Free and Open to the Public

Dementia Caregivers Group meets second and fourth Monday of each month, February 10 and 24, 3:00-4:00 p.m., Community Room, Sholom East Shaller Campus, 740 Kay, St. Paul. Grief East Metro Group meets on the first Wednesday of each month, February 5 at Sholom East Shaller Campus, 740 Kay, St. Paul. West Metro Group meets on the […]

End of Life Conversations Series Offered

“Who Speaks for Me?” a free two-part series about end of life conversations will be offered at JFS. Join the series for the movie “Being Mortal” on Thursday, February 13, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Board Room at JFS. There will be a post-movie discussion facilitated by JFS Care Manager Bonnie Jaffe, RN, […]

JFS Awarded BOND Grant

Again in 2020, JFS will be the recipient of an $8,000 grant from Branching Out in New Directions (BOND) to benefit the Employment Services program. “We are very happy to continue to contribute to JFS’s effort to help people complete their education or occupational training in order to advance themselves or return to the workforce,” […]

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Each week caregivers develop a wealth of self-care tools to reduce personal stress and help them take care of themselves while caring for others. Caregivers increase self-confidence, learn to balance their lives, better communicate their feelings and feel empowered to make tough decisions.

Next Chapter Series

JFS invites women who are navigating or embarking on a mid-life journey to another session of the popular Next Chapter Series on Sunday, January 12 in the JFS Board Room. Participation is free; however registration is required.

Psychologist Ruth Markowitz will help the group explore aging and friendships. The time of this session is slightly longer, from 10:00AM to noon. Refreshments will be available beginning at 9:45AM.

REEL People, REAL Lives Documentary Film Series

JFS is offering the REEL People, REAL Lives documentary film series that will explore a diverse array of stories while introducing the audience to a fascinating assortment of people facing and seeing their way through various life hurdles. The first film in the series will be “Deej,” presented on Sunday, February 9, from 1:00 to […]

January Support Groups, Free and Open to the Public

Dementia Caregivers Monday, January 6 and 20, 3:00-4:00 p.m., Community Room, Sholom East, 740 Kay St., St. Paul. Group meets second and fourth Monday of each month. GriefEast Metro Group: NO MEETING ON Wednesday, January 1. Group meets first Wednesday of each month. West Metro Group: Wednesday, January 15, 3:00-4:30 p.m., Board Room, Sholom West, […]