JFCS Staff Q&A: J-Pride Coordinator Hunter Wengersky

JFCS’ J-Pride program creates community through queer-focused Jewish programming for LGBTQ+ Jews and their allies throughout the Twin Cities. New Program Coordinator Hunter Wengersky recently spoke about how they are excited to create connections in their role. Why did the J-Pride Coordin[...]

From the Desk of CEO Judy Halper: October 2023

Judy Desk blog - laptop with plant and coffee cup What does the “J” in JFCS stand for? That is a question the Board and staff of Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis spends time reflecting on strategically and thoughtfully. After all, we are a staff of nearly 130 diverse people reflecting many religions, ethnicities, cultures,[...]

Hamas-Israel War: How to begin conversations with your children

By Leah Persky, PhD & CFLE • Manager of Family Life Education The brutality of the attack on Israel is conveyed in the graphic images and details we see on the news. It is heartbreaking to see and so hard to turn away from watching this nightmare unfold. So many in the Twin Cities have clo[...]

Caring Connections members relish opportunity to give back to community

Caring Connections Volunteer Group By Stacey Spencer • JFCS Disability Services Manager Caring Connections members – Jewish adults with disabilities – love to get together for events! I mean, they really like attending Caring Connections events. Who wouldn’t? After all, having a designated time to hang out and do cool thi[...]