JFS Returns to In-Office Operations

JFS staff will return to in-office work on Monday, October 4 after more than 18 months of remote operations. All staff and visitors, regardless of vaccination status, will be required to wear a mask while in the building.

Rabbi Lynn Announces the Holiday

JFS Community Chaplain Rabbi Lynn Liberman, BCC, recently visited Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park to explain and sound the shofar in celebration of Rosh Hashanah. Click here to watch a video of her demonstration.

High Holy Days Donations Help Critical Services Continue

We find ourselves 17 months into a pandemic that has changed our lives, our communities, and our everyday ordinary. So much has changed and for those served by Jewish Family Service of Saint Paul the need for critical services has grown. Everyday, JFS staff, volunteers and board and committee members rise to the challenge and bring real, lasting […]

Making an Impact: Safe Independent Living Requires Multiple Touch Points

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. “I have the honor of providing care planning and coordination for Nancy, a 95-year-old Holocaust survivor,” said […]

Transition to In-Office Work On Hold

In response to the uptick of COVID in the community, JFS will extend its summer transition plan through Friday, October 1. This is a change from our plan for a full return to in-person operations and services beginning Thursday, September 9. Through October 1, a limited number of staff are working from the JFS office […]

Kady McCalister Joins JFS

Kady McCalister has joined JFS as a receptionist. In this position, she will provide clerical support with a special emphasis on reception. Kady attended Hennepin Technical College and has worked in a variety of administrative leadership positions.

July Tribute Gifts

David Suss donated in honor of Bruce Goodman’s recent admission to the JFS Board of Directors. Myndal Davis Silver contributed to the Glaser Fund for Senior Services wishing Rena Glaser renewed good health. Myndal Davis Silver donated in memory of Marjorie Frishberg. Nancy Renault contributed in celebration of the marriage of Douglas and Andrea Silverman. […]

Kever Avot – A Service of Memory

After a long year framed by numerous challenges, for many the death of a loved one marked the most difficult experience of all. Funerals were on ZOOM with very few family members and friends able to attend, making the loss of connection and Jewish ritual especially hard. Join JFS and Hodroff-Epstein Memorial Chapel for Kever Avot […]

2021 B’Yachad Gift Bag Program Planning Has Begun

With Hanukah beginning early this year, planning for the annual B’Yachad Gift Bag program has already begun. JFS invites everyone to support the program’s goal of delivering more than 200 gift bags including items for health and safety and a gift card for home essentials and groceries to our clients in need this year. B’Yachad […]

JFS Community Chaplain Joins Planning Cohort

JFS Community Chaplain Rabbi Lynn Liberman, BCC, has been invited to be part of the strategic planning group of the Leading Where Life Happens: Mapping and Building the Field of Jewish Chaplaincy project. This project is located at the Chaplaincy Innovation Lab at Brandeis University and is funded by the Revson Foundation. Rabbi Liberman will serve […]