Minnesota Leadership Council on Aging (MNLCOA) 2018 Summit: Forward Progress for Aging Well in Minnesota

JFS Aging & Disability Services Director Chris Rosenthal, who represents JFS on the Minnesota Leadership Council on Aging (MNLCOA), attended the 2018 Summit in December at the University of Minnesota. Approximately 200 professionals and legislators from around the state attended. The Summit is an annual event designed to focus on systems and policy at all […]

Another Successful B’Yachad Gift Program

All of the B’yachad wrap-up activities have been completed. The few remaining supplies have been distributed to other organizations serving the needy; all data entry done; debriefing B’Yachad committee chairs; and saying thank you to everyone who helped make this year’s program so successful. This thank you note recently arrived at JFS. “Once again I’m […]

2018 a Very Good Year for Mental Health in MN

In October of 2018, a report that ranks the mental health and access to care of all states in the US was released by the MHA, Mental Health America. MHA is the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and to promoting the overall mental health of […]

In Honor of Caregivers

by Chris Rosenthal, Aging and Disability Services Director November was National Family Caregiver Month, but at JFS, we honor caregivers all year long with programs designed to support them in the very difficult work they do. We are very excited to announce that we have been awarded a grant from the Metropolitan Area Agency on […]

We’d Like to Introduce

Maya Levine established her Gesher l’Kesher fund at her bat mitzvah, a long-standing tradition in her family. A Gesher l’Kesher Fund is an endowment fund established with the Jewish Federation of Greater St. Paul. Her loved ones contributed to the fund, as she has continued to do. This tradition began as a way to honor […]

Making an Impact Series

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. Client names have been changed to protect their confidentiality. Richard came to JFS in September […]

Making an Impact

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 exactly what their dollars do: the lives they touch, and the difference they make throughout the community.

Dementia Friends Training Program Available

In 2010 the State of MN passed legislation requiring the state to prepare for the huge impact Alzheimer’s disease will have on our population and our resources over the next few decades.