How to talk to your children about the immigration crisis

By Leah Persky • Family Life Education Program Coordinator   Leah Persky was recently hired as the JFCS Family Life Education Program Coordinator. Family Life Education (FLE) takes JFCS out into the community and brings the community into JFCS through presentations, trainings, workshop[...]

Q&A with retiring Family Life Education Coordinator Barbara Rudnick

Barbara Rudnick, JFCS Family Life Education Coordinator, will be retiring this month after 25 years with JFCS. Read a Q&A below with Barbara about her time with JFCS and what she enjoyed most about her position. To read Barb’s final column for JFCS, click here.   What position did y[...]

From the Desk of CEO Judy Halper: June 2018

From the Desk of CEO Judy Halper Supporting the well-being of children and families is a central focus of the mission of Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis. Providing support, guidance, and resources is a privilege and an honor, and we offer this with boundless compassion. Not only do we offer assistance with emp[...]

After 25 years of helping people, Barbara says goodbye

By Barbara Rudnick • JFCS Family Life Education Program Manager   I will be retiring at the end of June. Having worked at JFCS for the last 25 years, I want to share with you some things I know for sure:   My work has given me the privilege of helping people during difficult [...]

Caring Connections brings the party to the party!

By Stacey Spencer • JFCS Inclusion Program Manager   Caring Connections is a JFCS program that provides valuable opportunities for people of all abilities to participate fully in Jewish life. It leads the Twin Cities Jewish community in becoming a more inclusive and welcoming space wher[...]

JFCS’ new building makes Career Services experience stronger for job seekers

By Dianne Bari • JFCS Career Services Director   Everyone loves JFCS’ new building, and the Career Services team is no exception. Our new home provides a professional physical environment that equals the level of professionalism that our staff has always provided. It sets the tone tha[...]

Some important information about suicide

By Barbara Rudnick • JFCS Family Life Education Program Manager JFCS cares!  We want you to know that we are here to offer information, help and support for those suffering from mental health and many other life challenges. Mental and physical illness, loss, feelings of hopelessness, helplessnes[...]