From the Desk of CEO Judy Halper: October 2020

From the Desk of CEO Judy Halper One of the wonderful things about living in Minnesota is that we can always divert our attention to the weather! That’s always a safe topic of conversation, right? Meterological  conversations seems necessary right now as we confront the two more talked-about current topics (other than the w[...]

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

By Natalie Quiring-Oleson, MSW, LICSW • JFCS Counselor Did you know that October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month? According to the CDC, about 1 in 4 women and almost 1 in 10 men have experienced intimate partner violence, sexual violence, physical violence, and/or stalking in their lifeti[...]

What’s your plan to vote?

Plan to vote By Clare Gravon • JFCS Food Security Program Coordinator While many of us enjoy the ritual of voting with others in our community on Election Day, this year is different.  If you want to avoid the crowds at your polling place on Nov. 3, here’s what you need to know: Absentee/Early In[...]

Volunteer opportunity: Fall raking with JFCS

Do you love being outside in the fall? We are looking for volunteers who are interested in raking leaves for JFCS Senior Services clients who might not have the physical stamina or financial ability to complete the yard work themselves or cover the cost of someone else taking care of it. Especially[...]

Staff Q&A: Garber Transportation Supervisor Alex Botvinnik

What is Garber Transportation? Jacob Garber Transportation Services is a program that provides rides for clients typically 60+ who reside within a defined service area in Hennepin County. It is a convenient, reliable way for ambulatory adults to get to a doctor’s appointment, friend’s house,[...]

So much news and so much waiting: How to prepare for the upcoming election

Election stress By Leah Persky, PhD & Certified Family Life Educator  • Family Life Education Manager I don’t know about you, but I feel like I have been waiting and just holding my breath for the past weeks. With the election just weeks away and the daily pandemic updates, I feel I am in limbo. I [...]

Volunteer Spotlight – October 2020: Jennifer Ezrilov

Jennifer Ezrilov (left, pictured with Beverly Grossman at JFCS' ParentChild+ graduation) has volunteered at JFCS in numerous capacities. What’s your current volunteer role at JFCS and in what ways have you volunteered with JFCS in the past? I am currently JFCS’ Past Board President, Board[...]