From the Desk of CEO Judy Halper: April 2017

From the Desk of CEO Judy Halper It’s always fun to make jokes about being forgetful. We do it all the time – with good intention and certainly don’t mean to be offensive. Let’s face it, we all struggle from time to time with remembering a name, a birthday, a phone number, etc. Still, losing one’s memory is really no laug[...]

April showers are so much more than rain

By Deb Savitt • Community Involvement Manager   Sometimes doing my job as the volunteer manager at JFCS feels like having a fourth child: I plan. I arrange. I execute and troubleshoot. I worry (and worry) about the details, the goal of what we are trying to accomplish, and the permutati[...]

JFCS celebrates our social workers

By Ruth Paley • Clinical Services Director   Last month was Social Workers Month; throughout the month of March, the social work profession was celebrated and showcased nationally in many ways. At Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis, social workers play an important role t[...]

Give2017: Reaching Our Goals and Sustaining Our Jewish Values

By Dana Rubin • Development Director   At Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis, serving people of all backgrounds is critical to our mission. We are proud to share this wherever and whenever possible, but we less often talk about why we serve all people. Quite simply, w[...]

More than Memory Loss: Emotions, Connection and Love Remain

The Twin Cities Jewish Community Alzheimer’s Task Force is presenting a half-day conference that will provide education and support for caregivers and those supporting a loved one with dementia. The event, “Keeping the Spirit Alive,” will be held on Sunday, April 30, from 8 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. a[...]

National Volunteer Week is April 23-29

Thank you JFCS Volunteers…this week and every week!   National Volunteer Week, brought to you each year by Points of Light, is an opportunity to recognize and thank YOU, our volunteers, who lend your time, talent, voice and support to our community, and create change.   The theme for[...]