Camp and academic scholarships help support life-changing experiences

By Todd Sandler • Development Officer   Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis is proud and privileged to be able to administer scholarship support for both summer camp and post-secondary educational opportunities. While each of the 30-plus programs and services we make a[...]

Statement on Charlottesville

JFCS is a member agency of the Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies (NJHSA). Below is NJHSA's statement regarding the incidents in Charlottesville, Virginia:   The Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies is resolute in its opposition to the openly racist, bigoted and anti-Semitic pro[...]

Personalized and holistic approach sets JFCS Career Services apart

By Margie Earhart • Career Services Director   There are several places in the Twin Cities to receive employment-related services, but JFCS Career Services’ employment counselors are constantly hearing from clients that the quality of our services can’t be beat.   Stateme[...]

J-Pride a home for LGBTQ Jews and allies in times of uncertainty

By Heather Renetzky • J-Pride Program Coordinator   Back in November, my partner Emma and I were listening to a segment on MPR covering people’s reactions to the presidential election. We were continuing to process the new reality and Emma asked me how I was feeling given the rise in [...]

From the Desk of CEO Judy Halper: August 2017

From the Desk of CEO Judy Halper Tikkun Olam is Hebrew for “Repairing the World.” The phrase is foundational to Judaism, confirming the belief that the world was intentionally created imperfectly in order that humans would complete the task. At Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis, we value our diverse staff an[...]

JFCS statement regarding Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center bombing

In light of the bombing at the Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center in Bloomington this weekend, Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis (JFCS) expresses its support and solidarity with the Muslim community, including our own staff and clients who are Muslim. We condemn this terrible act in ou[...]