From the Desk of CEO Judy Halper: September 2021

From the Desk of CEO Judy Halper September is so many things—back to school, High Holidays, end of summer, and for most of us, signals transition. We seem to feel the change from summer to fall more profoundly than the transition to other seasons. Perhaps that’s because in Minnesota, we treasure our warm weather so dearly, kno[...]

Help make a difference this holiday season with the Hag Sameach program

By Mindy Teele • Hag Sameach Coordinator The Hag Sameach program helps hundreds of individuals and families in our community celebrate the holidays. Whether you are someone in need of a confidential referral to the program, a donor, or volunteer, Hag Sameach is a great opportunity to feel[...]

Volunteer Spotlight – September 2021: Louisa Hext

What is your background? I was born and raised in London, England. My family are Ashkenazi Jews who emigrated from Vilna, Lithuania, and Moscow, Russia, over several generations. I came to the U.S. for graduate work in sociology in 1986, living in Columbus, Ohio. I was recruited by the Minn[...]

Back to school in 2021: We are back, but not to normal

By Leah Persky, PhD & Certified Family Life Educator  • Family Life Education Manager For many parents, the day has arrived or, it soon will. Kids will be off to school, starting off the new academic year, the third to be impacted by the pandemic. Children and parents alike are dealin[...]