Tips for managing summer, screens, kids and keeping your sanity

6 great tips for creating a healthy and realistic plan for screen time this summer   By Leah Persky • Family Life Education Program Manager   On a recent family trip to Colorado, my two children ages 5 and 7 were allowed more time on their screens than normal. We logged hours d[...]

Solar panels on JFCS’ new building help us go green

Noble Conservation Solutions Noble Conservation Solutions donated solar panels to JFCS   In partnership with Noble Conservation Solutions, JFCS recently installed two solar systems as part of our commitment to incorporating health and environmental design elements to the Stillman Family Foundation Building. The solar P[...]

From the Desk of CEO Judy Halper: July 2019

From the Desk of CEO Judy Halper The need for JFCS' caregiving coaching services continues to grow   Babysitting my 1-year old granddaughter this past weekend was unadulterated fun and pure joy! No messy face while feeding herself, changing “dirty” diapers, or being constantly on-the-go while chasing this budding walke[...]

J-Pride made its presence felt during Pride month

J-Pride's activities in June included a Shabbat service, happy hour, parade marching and more   By Jayce Koester • J-Pride Coordinator   Leading up to Pride, I kept joking that our Jewish new year turns over at Rosh HaShanah, the gregorian new year turns over on Jan. 1 and the [...]

JFCS Counselor and Program Manager Carole Cera named Social Worker of the Year

Carole Cera Cera is celebrating 30 years with JFCS in September   Carole Cera, a counselor and program manager with Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis (JFCS), is celebrating 30 years with the agency this year and now she has another accomplishment to celebrate – she has been honore[...]

Jeff Barin installed as new JFCS Board President

Barin began volunteering with agency 30 years ago   In the 1980s, Jeff Barin was a single dad who moved away from Minneapolis for a short period of time. His son, who was 9 at the time, was enrolled in JFCS’ Jewish Big Brother/Big Sister Program so he could have a “Big Brother friend.[...]