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[...]
By Stacey Spencer • Jewish Inclusion Program Manager
What comes to mind when you think of the year 2020 for people with disabilities? In the midst of change and uncertainty we are experiencing during the global pandemic, there are two important milestone anniversaries in the disability world t[...]
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[...]
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:
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[...]
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,[...]
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 [...]
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[...]
JFCS Counseling can provide telehealth therapy for students facing mental health challenges
By Jill Kozberg, MA, LP • JFCS Counseling Manager
As a mother, aunt, and friend to college students – and spouse of a college professor – I’m hearing first-hand how the pandemic is impactin[...]
Be sure to catch Steven’s virtual performance at JFCS’ 32nd Annual Benefit
Steven Scott has had a knack for impersonations from a very young age, doing impressions of kids in his class, teachers and even family members. In an interview with JFCS, he recalled the time that his father – [...]