Volunteers Help Make Socially-Distanced Passover for All Special

Thanks to the generosity and creative spirit of volunteers, JFS was able to deliver Passover foods and supplies to 215 homes of seniors and disabled adults in the greater St. Paul area. These deliveries made it possible for Jewish clients to celebrate the tradition of retelling the story of the exodus at their seder table. […]

Volunteers Needed for Passover for All

Jewish Family Service of St. Paul (JFS) is recruiting volunteers for Passover for All, an annual community outreach effort. In partnership with the Minnesota JCC, kosher-for-Passover food and supplies are provided to families to help them celebrate the holiday. There are three opportunities to help with this community outreach effort. First, a gift of $36 […]

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 […]

Creative Thinking and Innovative Solutions Help JFS Reach Clients

JFS Community Chaplain Rabbi Lynn Liberman, BCC, is responsible for addressing the spiritual needs of those who seek her help. Each year, she leads Seders just before Passover and celebrations to prepare for the High Holy days before Rosh Hashanah to congregate living centers throughout the Twin Cities, attended largely by seniors, many who live […]

Passover for All Continues Despite COVID-19

Volunteer Engagement Specialist Margie Solomon leads the JFS Passover for All annual event. Faced with unprecedented circumstances and no in-person contact, Margie quickly enlisted help to make sure Passover supplies were delivered to JFS clients. “My husband, two close friends and I quickly and successfully delivered bags filled with Passover supplies to the lobby of […]

Volunteers Needed for Passover for All

JFS is recruiting volunteers to help with the annual community outreach effort Passover for All. In partnership with the JCC, kosher-for-Passover food and supplies are provided to families to help them celebrate the holiday. Volunteer to assemble supplies on Tuesday, March 24 beginning at 7:00PM at JFS. Keshet Berlinsky Edry, the Shlicha (Israeli emissary) from St. […]

Support Passover For All

Passover, the major Jewish spring festival, commemorates the liberation of the Israelites from Egyptian slavery. One of the most popular Jewish rituals are Seders – at home, in community centers, with family, and with others. The Seder is intended to be a personal experience. It should not, however, be a private one. At Jewish Family Service […]

Seeking Volunteer Energy and Compassion

Are you looking for a way to share your talent and experience with others in the community? You can make a BIG impact by contributing a small amount of time through these new volunteer opportunities. Tech-savvy volunteer to assist clients with the technology (iPads) to support our innovative new counseling service for caregivers. This would entail […]