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 […]

Candle Lighting Ceremony

On Wednesday, December 16 at 4:00PM, JFS Community Chaplain Rabbi Lynn Liberman will lead a candle lighting ceremony as part of the Be the Light Hanukkah event.

Mental Health Conference Recordings Available

Nearly 500 people “attended” the 2020 Virtual Mental Health Conference via Zoom in October. JFS mental health practitioner and PEARLS counselor Tara Burns, MA, and JFS Community Chaplain Rabbi Lynn Liberman, BCC, presented “COVID-19: I’m Doing OK, But Why Do I Feel So Sad?” Nearly 65 people watched Lynn and Tara’s presentation that helped participants […]

Rosh Hashanah Appeal Supports Community Chaplaincy Program

THANK YOU to all of the generous donors to our Rosh Hashanah fundraising appeal. Your investment will make this a sweet year for our clients. Rosh Hashanah donations are used to fund the Community Chaplaincy program led by Rabbi Lynn Liberman, BCC. The program has become our Jewish community’s powerful response to those who suffer […]

JFS Professionals to Present at Annual Mental Health Conference

JFS will be well represented at the Twin Cities Jewish Community VIRTUAL Annual Mental Health Conference on Sunday, October 18. Join any of the sessions via Zoom from 9:30AM to 3:00PM. JFS mental health practitioner and PEARLS counselor Tara Burns, MA, and JFS Community Chaplain Rabbi Lynn Liberman, BCC, will present “COVID-19: I’m Doing OK, […]

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 […]

Jewish Prayers

 Jewish Prayer of Healing Mi Sheberach May the One who blessed our ancestors — Patriarchs Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, Matriarchs Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel, and Leah — bless and heal the one who is ill: ________________ son/daughter of ________________ . May the Holy Blessed One overflow with compassion upon him/her, to restore him/her, to heal him/her, […]