Hennepin County honors JFCS career services staff with Spotlight Award

career services header Hennepin County recently honored the staff members of Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis’ (JFCS) MFIP program with its Staff Spotlight Award for their outstanding work in the career services program. The Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) provides support for familie[...]

JFCS introduces beautiful new Tribute Cards

tribute cards JFCS Tribute Cards are a meaningful way to honor special occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries or graduations; wish someone a speedy recovery; or a touching way to honor a loved one’s memory. Donations can be made in any amount and you can choose to have the donation go towards a named fund [...]

From the Desk of CEO Judy Halper: July 2022

From the Desk of CEO Judy Halper It’s been a while since I’ve ridden amusement park rides, but I had the opportunity to do so recently while entertaining my 3- and 6-year-old grandchildren. Sitting beside me on the Tilt-A-Whirl was my grandson, and let’s just say it would be a toss-up as to which one of us was going to….we[...]

Where to we go from here? Practicing self-care and avoiding burnout

self care By Leah Persky, PhD & CFLE • Family Life Education Manager How is it possible that there have been more than 300 mass shootings in our nation in just six months? A week has not passed without a mass shooting in the U.S. in 2022. The recent events in Highland Park, Ill., and Uvalde, Tex., h[...]

Volunteer Spotlight July 2022: Mickey Greenberg

volunteer receptionist - Mickey Greenberg Can you tell us about yourself and your background? I am a 1961 graduate of North High School, went to the University of Minnesota for undergrad and law school (1969). I worked as a corporate attorney for Fingerhut Corporation before moving to Israel in 1974, where I worked as Purchasing Manager[...]