Ask a JFCS Counselor: What should I expect when I see a therapist?

JFCS’ highly skilled, licensed therapists work with care and compassion to address the challenges people face throughout their lives. They help clients identify goals and potential solutions to problems that cause emotional turmoil, improve communication, coping skills and symptom management, stre[...]

Support the Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign

By Clare Gravon • Food Security Program Coordinator   This month marks the Minnesota Foodshare March Campaign, which brings together community organizations, businesses, and faith communities to help stock nearly 300 food shelves statewide. It is the largest grassroots food and fund dri[...]

From the Desk of CEO Judy Halper: February 2019

From the Desk of CEO Judy Halper If you haven’t heard of Marie Kondo, you apparently either dislike organizing or live under a rock. Her name is everywhere these days, or so it seems, and she is known for her presentations and books on how to be your very best organizer. Her method is intended to help people to part with things t[...]

Did you know that February is Family Life Education Month?

By Leah Persky • Family Life Education Manager   Family Life Education (FLE) has been a vital part of JFCS for more than 30 years. Over the years, Family Life Educators have focused on creating lasting collaborations with the community by providing opportunities that enrich the live[...]

A Q&A with new Career Services Director Sheilah Howard

‘Many of the people who seek career assistance now often need help the most,’ Howard said of the current low unemployment rate   Sheilah Howard, who previously served as JFCS’ IT Pathways Program Manager and Data Optimization Manager, has been named the agency’s Career Services Director[...]

Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance and Inclusion Month

Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance and Inclusion Month (JDAIM) is a unified effort among Jewish organizations worldwide to raise awareness and foster acceptance and inclusion of people with disabilities and mental health conditions and those who love them. JDAIM is a call to action for all of u[...]