The hidden face of hunger

By Clare Gravon • Food Security Program Coordinator   In my role as Food Security Program Coordinator at Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis, I spend most of my time in community settings talking to people about food resources – especially the Supplemental Nutrition [...]

MLK Day of Service, social justice and how to make a difference everyday

By Leah Persky • JFCS Family Life Education Program Manager   Monday, Jan. 21, was the MLK Day of Service. This annual event is not only an excellent opportunity to focus on the life and teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King and the many other leaders of the civil rights movement; it is a[...]

From the Desk of CEO Judy Halper: January 2019

From the Desk of CEO Judy Halper I recently came across the following quote, “We do not see things as they are; we see things as we are.” As a psychologist, this immediately appealed to me. It offers insight regarding how each of us has a unique set of perspectives and ideas based on a complicated mix of experiences, genes, cir[...]

End-of-year giving: A huge THANK YOU

By Dana Rubin • Development Director   On behalf of over 13,000 clients, our staff and the community, THANK YOU for continuing to support JFCS. The end of 2018 was exciting and humbling for our fundraising efforts at JFCS. We hosted our most successful Annual Benefit, raising over $625,[...]

Introducing JFCS Community Conference Coordinator Sharon Goldetsky

Two of the largest conferences that JFCS co-sponsors are the Mental Health Education Conference (held each fall) and Conference for Caregivers (held in spring every other year). Sharon Goldetsky, who was recently hired as the JFCS Community Conference Coordinator, is in charge of organizing both the[...]

New Year’s resolutions that lead to aging successfully

By Annette Sandler • Aging Services Director   Welcome to 2019 – the time of year when many people are making New Year’s resolutions, and doing their best to keep them. I researched the most common resolutions for seniors and they are as you would anticipate – eat healthy, exercis[...]

JFCS receives $5,000 donation as part of Field Goals for Charity

Innovative Office Solutions is excited to congratulate Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis (JFCS) on being selected as its 2018 Minnesota Vikings Field Goals for Charity recipient. In partnership with the Minnesota Vikings, each time a Vikings kicker successfully kicked a field goa[...]