What to say to someone dealing with a loss

By Barbara Rudnick • JFCS Family Life Education Program Manager   We will all experience major losses in our lives. Whether it is the death of a loved one, losing one’s home or job, a divorce, a medical diagnosis, chronic illness, etc., these are the losses that shake us to our core. [...]

A busy year for J-Pride continues with summer Pride festivities

By Heather Renetzky • J-Pride Program Coordinator   This past Tuesday marked a year since I started with J-Pride. So much has happened in that time! My first exposure to J-Pride was as a participant. I went to one of J-Pride’s Chanukah Happy Hours and thought, “Wow! How cool! An org[...]

Give2017: Klara’s story

By Angie Podvin • Donor Services & Annual Campaign Manager   At Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis, our mission is to provide essential services to people of all ages and backgrounds to sustain healthy relationships, ease suffering and offer support in times of need.[...]

From the Desk of CEO Judy Halper: May 2017

From the Desk of CEO Judy Halper It’s hard to believe how quickly three years goes by! For several years now, JFCS has been implementing three-year strategic plans intended to direct the scope of our work and create measurable outcomes demonstrating our success in meeting our mission of sustaining healthy relationships, easing su[...]

All you need to know about Pride 2017

J-Pride brings together LGBTQ and allied folks in the Jewish community all year round, but June – LGBTQ Pride month – is an especially exciting month. Why June? The history of Pride goes back to the Stonewall Riots, which began on June 28, 1969, at the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York City. [...]

“Keeping the Spirit Alive” video

The Twin Cities Jewish Community Alzheimer's Task Force held the 4th Conference for Caregivers,” Keeping the Spirit Alive,” on Sunday, April 30, at Adath Jeshurun Congregation. This year's conference focused on those supporting a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia. A big thank you to keyno[...]