By Stacey Spencer • JFCS Disability Services Manager
How many times have you heard the term “special needs?” You probably have heard it a million times by now. The phrase is used to refer to children, parents, programs and schools – the phrase is used ubiquitously. But is it the best phr[...]
By Leah Persky, PhD & CFLE • Manager of Family Life Education
The holidays are here and they bring so much excitement; so many events, shopping, cooking, and planning. It may be hard to find time between all of these responsibilities to take time to slow down. However, slowing down is a gi[...]
As I write this in mid-December, Minnesota is experiencing its January thaw, and bracing for a bruiser of a snowstorm, all in the scope of a few days. In other words, we’re having a typical Minnesota winter! Chanukah is almost here, and gratefully our JFCS Hag Sameach staff and volunteers have ti[...]
Dori Gelfman was recently named JFCS’ Jewish Youth Mentoring Program (JYMP) Coordinator. The program goes back more than 40 years – Dori spoke about what her goals are for it:
Why did the coordinator position appeal to you?
This position and this program have a special place in my heart. [...]