By Carrie Fink and Leah Persky
Christmas and New Year’s celebrations are quickly approaching, Chanukah feels like a distant memory. For many interfaith families, how to navigate the coming Christmas celebrations may be a source of worry or conflict. How does one handle invitations to[...]
By Jayce Koester • J-Pride Program Coordinator
November is a month where we frequently mark the importance of transgender people in our communities and around the world. This includes Trans Day of Remembrance (Nov. 20) and Transgender Awareness Week (Nov. 12-19), not to mention the ya[...]
JFCS’ new building, our Next Century Home, is beautiful for many reasons, but one is due to all the beautiful art pieces that are strategically placed throughout the facility. Local artist Sharon Stillman was commissioned to create a couple of the pieces that are on display, including a ceramic fl[...]
Now that the mid-term elections are over, and Thanksgiving dinner tables await with all your friends and family members, you’ll have ample opportunity to debate and share same and opposing points of view. We all know how well that goes!! Nevertheless, JFCS is here to help, through our Family Life [...]
Becky Lyle Sulkin became JFCS’ new Jewish Big Brother/Big Sister Program (BB/BS) Coordinator this summer. After a few months in the position, she recently spoke about her own experiences in youth programming, what makes for a successful match between a Big and a Little, and her goals for the progr[...]
By Annette Sandler • JFCS Aging Services Director
November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month/National Family Caregivers Month. Rosalynn Carter once said there are four kinds of people in the world:
Those who are caregivers
Those who will be caregivers
Are you feeling burnt out by the never-ending cycle of news? Are you trying to figure out the best way to discuss political issues in a meaningful way that embraces diverse views and opinions?
Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis’ (JFCS) and Beth El Synagogue will pre[...]
PJ Library, a program of Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis’ (JFCS), will be celebrating two major milestones on Sunday, Nov. 11 – its 10th birthday, marking the 10 years the program has been in Minneapolis, and the delivery of its 100,000th free book! The event will be held [...]
Cory Provus, voice of the Minnesota Twins, will emcee JFCS' 30th Annual "Laugh on Their Behalf" Benefit on Saturday, Dec. 1. Watch the video to hear Cory announce the event's "starting lineup."
JFCS serves thousands of people in our community, our neighborhoods and in our families. Join us fo[...]