Guns, Safety, and Jewish Community Security – A Town Hall Conversation

The public is invited to join a community-driven conversation, “Guns, Safety, and the Jewish Community,” on Sunday, March 13 from 3:30 to 5:00PM organized by JFS, NCJW Minnesota, JFCS and JCRC of Minnesota and the Dakotas. The program is designed to attract a broad and diverse audience of people who are interested in having a […]

JFS and JFCS Supporting Refugee Shabbat Supply Drive

Refugee Shabbat 2022, which will take place on March 4-5, is a moment for congregations, organizations, and individuals to dedicate a Shabbat experience to refugees and asylum seekers. JFS and Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis (JFCS) are supporting refugee resettlement efforts through a supply drive to help make Minnesota home for the more […]

JFS and United Family Physicians Offer FREE Advance Care Planning During April

JFS and United Family Physicians of Allina Health, will offer free advance care planning during the month of April, National Healthcare Decisions Month. Advance care planning, sometimes referred to as an advanced care directive or a living will, helps people make decisions about the healthcare they would want to receive if they become unable to […]

Making an Impact: Grant Helps Pay for IT Training

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. Names have been changed to protect privacy. Suliman came to this country from East Africa with his […]

December Tribute Gifts

Patricia Rogin-Pearson donated in memory of Dr. Norton & Elaine Rogin. Lisa Greenberg and Gary Berman gave in memory of Walter Baum. Ella Mogilevsky donated in memory of Walter Baum. Lisa Weisman donated in memory of Walter Baum. Andy and Barb Fishman and family donated in memory of Walter Baum. The Ringer family donated in […]

Bikur Cholim in 2022: Renewal, Revival, Resilience

Again this year, Neshama: Association of Jewish Chaplains, Kavod v’Nichum, Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies and The Jewish Board will sponsor Bikur Cholim in 2022: Renewal, Revival, Resilience virtually on alternate Mondays January 10 through April 25 from 6:00 to 7:30PM CST. “This is a wonderful conference,” said JFS Community Chaplain Rabbi Lynn Liberman, BCC. “Anyone caring for […]

JFS Highlighted by Ramsey County

JFS was highlighted in the Inclusive Workplaces Cohort Spotlight in the current issue of the Workforce Innovation Board’s newsletter. The Cohort was created last summer to support businesses in becoming more inclusive workplaces to ensure amplification of the diversity of our community as a tool for economic growth. JFS was invited to participate in this 10-month […]

Next Chapter Series 2022 Kicks Off January 30

The popular Next Chapter Series will meet virtually on Sunday, January 30 from 10:00-11:30 a.m. JFS therapist Beth Johnson, LMFT and Community Engagement Manager Jodi Saltzman will host the session focusing on setting boundaries. The discussion will be based on a podcast by Nedra Tawwab, social worker and NYT bestselling author. Nedra has some incredibly […]

JFS Program Examines Intergenerational Trauma

JFS will offer “Holocaust Survivor Families: Knowing the Pain and Learning Life Lessons” presented by Bea Hollander-Goldfein Ph.D., LMFT via Zoom on Tuesday, March 1 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Dr. Hollander-Goldfein, a licensed clinical psychologist and a licensed marriage and family therapist, is the Director of the Transcending Trauma Project (TTP) sponsored by the […]

JFS Awarded Three Grants

JFS has received grant funding from the Hardenbergh Foundation, Otto Bremer Trust and Trellis. The Hardenbergh Foundation Board of Directors approved a $10,000 grant for general operating support. Hardenbergh focuses its community support on charitable organizations serving individuals located in the East Twin Cities Metro Area. The Otto Bremer Trust (OBT) has awarded JFS a […]