New Para-Chaplain Training Opportunity this Fall

JFS is excited to announce the launch of our second Para-Chaplain Cohort, the unique and in-depth training of volunteers to work with Jews in need throughout our Twin Cities community. The training will be held on Mondays for seven weeks from November 4 through December 16 from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. at JFS. Our extensive […]

Music Reaches Client Lost to Dementia

JFS Community Chaplain Rabbi Lynn Liberman just finished another very busy Passover, delivering 11 separate Seder celebrations/lectures this year, including three at new sites, attended by 74 people. One resident at a facility has memory loss and depression. He came to the Passover celebration very sullen and withdrawn. The staff worked hard to even get him […]

Community Chaplaincy Program Expands

As part of JFS’s commitment to mental health and well-being, the Community Chaplaincy program has been expanded. JFS Community Chaplain Rabbi Lynn Liberman will now serve in a full-time capacity at JFS. The program was initially developed to fill a gap in spiritual need within the Jewish community for those Jews who feel marginalized, isolated, […]

Busy Hanukah for Community Chaplaincy

Along with individual visits with clients, JFS Chaplain Lynn Liberman brought six Hanukah celebrations to six different sites throughout the Twin Cities giving more than 70 people the chance to celebrate the Festival of Lights with others. “All appreciated the opportunity to come together as Jews,” said Rabbi Liberman, “some for the first time in meeting […]