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 […]

New Year Resolution: Increase Contentment and Delight

by JFS Therapist Beth Johnson An article recently landed in my inbox from a therapist I highly respect. A lot of articles about mental health come my way via social media and email. This article really caught my eye. It shares a very interesting and different way of looking at emotions, thoughts and mental health in general. It […]

Making an Impact – Habitually Homeless Client Finds Stability

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. Client names have been changed to protect their confidentiality. Two years ago, when Jane became a JFS […]

Chris Kellogg Joins JFS

JFS announces the selection of Christine Kellogg as Aging Services Director effective January 6. Working collaboratively with other community organizations, Chris will direct and supervise programs serving seniors in the community, and strategically plan and manage new programs for seniors. Chris spent the early years of her career working as a consultant to corporations and […]

Tara Burns Joins JFS

Tara Burns has accepted the position of Mental Health Counselor in the PEARLS (Program to Encourage Active and Rewarding Lives) intervention for older adults and caregivers experiencing depression, working with clients in their homes. Tara is graduating with a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from Adler Graduate School with an interest in specializing in […]

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 […]

January Next Chapter Explores Aging & Friendships

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. When we were young, we went to college or work […]

Common Challenge Faced When Trying to Care for Aging Parents

As if the list of challenges faced when trying to care for aging parents isn’t long enough, 77 percent of adult children in a study by Penn State and Rowan University reported stubborn behavior by their parents. As seniors fight to maintain their independence and pursuit of things they enjoy and their adult children worry […]

Register Now for Powerful Tools for Caregivers Class

Registration is being accepted for “Powerful Tools for Caregivers,” a six-week educational series that has been shown to have a positive impact on caregiver’s health. Thursdays, January 16 – February 20 10:30AM to Noon at JFS It is important to take time to care for yourself, so you can be well enough to take the […]

B’Yachad & Brews

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.