J-Pride is JFCS' program that works to engage Minnesota based Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Jews and their allies to come together for social events, community gatherings, celebrations, and educational opportunities. (For more information on upcoming events and programming,[...]
By Leah Persky, PhD & Certified Family Life Educator • Family Life Education Manager
As I look back to March, at the beginning of the pandemic, it really hits me just how many challenging and different kinds of decisions parents and families have had to make over the past six months. When[...]
Many JFCS clients and program participants are feeling extra isolated during the pandemic and could benefit from feeling more connected to others, especially around holidays. With the High Holidays right around the corner, we are looking for people to participate by writing a note and/or drawing a [...]
Finding motivation during the 'dog days of summer'
Have you noticed that the “dog days of summer” are here? That’s an old expression meant to identify how many of us begin to feel as summer slowly simmers towards fall. When I was a college kid working at summer camp, I remember the “[...]
Anderson is a volunteer with the Annual Conference on Mental Health
The 20th Annual Conference on Mental Health, “Inviting Positivity in Uncertain Times,” will be held virtually this year on Sunday, Oct. 18. The keynoter will be KARE 11 producer and former anchor Bryan Piatt, who will sh[...]