Free CEU training: “Nourishing the Therapeutic Relationship”

"Nourishing the Therapeutic Relationship": What do ancient Jewish texts and contemporary theory tell us about this? As it turns out, a lot!   JFCS will host a free CEU training on this topic on Friday, Sept. 20, at its office in Golden Valley (5905 Golden Valley Rd).   Rabbi a[...]

ParentChild+ Staff Spotlight: Faiza Mahamud

ParentChild+ Faiza Mahamud is a Program Coordinator with ParentChild+   How long have you worked at JFCS and what is your role here? I started working here in August 2016 and am beginning my fourth program year as a ParentChild+ coordinator. Before I began as an employee, I was actually a participant i[...]

PJ Library program receives grant to fund parent connector positions

Parent connectors will lead gatherings for families with children ages 0-2   JFCS is excited to announce that it has received a PJ Library Implementing Partner Engagement Grant from the Harold Grinspoon Foundation to expand and deepen engagement opportunities for families raising Jewish chi[...]

From the Desk of CEO Judy Halper: August 2019

From the Desk of CEO Judy Halper Anxiety about school safety is unfortunately on parents’ back-to-school checklist   When I was a kid, I looked forward to the start of a new school year. I liked everything about the process—new clothes, new supplies, new teachers, seeing old friends and making new ones. It was all so e[...]

Introducing the Jewish Youth Mentoring Program

JYM Mentoring program's new name reflects unique service it offers community   By Becky Lyle Sulkin, MSW, LGSW • Jewish Youth Mentoring Program Coordinator   JFCS is excited to announce that the Jewish Big Brother/Big Sister Program (BB/BS) is now the Jewish Youth Mentoring Program[...]

JFCS Career Services: September is Workforce Development Month

Workforce development positively influences economy for individuals and businesses   September is Workforce Development Month. Workforce development is an organized set of solutions to meet employment needs, and can address cultural, educational, and systemic challenges, which helps to positi[...]

Rejecting Apathy and Cynicism in Light of Recent Tragedies

The heartbreaking events in El Paso, TX and Dayton, OH left at least 31 people dead and many others injured. These horrific events left a hole in the hearts of so many people across the country and the world. What can we do and how can we make any sense of these evil acts of violence? Further, how s[...]