From the Desk of CEO Judy Halper: December 2021

From the Desk of CEO Judy Halper At this time of year, I find it easy to appreciate the beauty of holiday lights that lighten up the dark afternoons and evenings, not to mention my mood. While the early darkness descends way before evening begins, limiting my outdoor activities, I am keenly aware that in just a few days, daylight [...]

JFCS’ Annual Give Campaign nearing goal and needs your support

By Dana Rubin • Development Director On behalf of over 13,000 clients, our staff, and the community, THANK YOU for continuing to support JFCS. We raise funds because there is an ongoing need in our community for a place to turn, a helpful hand, an advocate, a friend – JFCS fulfills that need[...]

Volunteer Spotlight December 2021: Harry Engel

Harry Engel, pictured with his wife, Sari, and their grandchildren, Harper, Oliver and Livienne. Can you tell us a little about yourself? I am an almost-forever resident of Minnesota having arrived here as a 3-year-old along with my twin brother, Randy, and our parents. My parents (of blesse[...]

Welcoming the year ahead: Limiting distraction and welcoming in self-care

By Leah Persky, PhD & Certified Family Life Educator • Family Life Education Manager This past year has been such a roller coaster ride; the distractions and uncertainty about the future remain, but so many good things are around us when we stop and look for them. Many of these happen almo[...]