J-Pride celebrates Pride Month

By Hunter Wengersky • J-Pride Coordinator Happy Pride month everyone! Each year throughout the month of June, communities across the world come together to celebrate the contributions and continued existence of LGBTQ+ individuals. Last year, the Human Rights Campaign declared a national sta[...]

Pilot program pairing gift deliveries with senior visits a huge success

JFCS’ Hag Sameach program plans to expand this initiative in the future By Mindy Teele • Hag Sameach Program Manager JFCS’ Hag Sameach program ensures joyous holiday celebrations for families and individuals in need by providing them with gifts and ritual items during the winter hol[...]

From the Desk of CEO Judy Halper: May 2024

Judy Desk blog - laptop with plant and coffee cup The calendar reminds me that it is still May, but oh, what a month it has been. While I never wish time away, I can honestly say I’m looking forward to June – when I hope things will be just a little calmer and when JFCS will hold its 114th Annual Meeting! Every May, I think the same thing [...]

Freedom from Addiction Seder 2024

By Leah Persky, PhD & CFLE • Manager of Professional and Community Education & Addiction and Recovery Services Another successful Freedom from Addiction Seder to celebrate! 53 people attended the Freedom from Addiction Seder at Beth El Synagogue in St. Louis Park on April 25. This hybr[...]

2024 JFCS Exemplary Service Award: Marcia Williams and Kate Williams

Marcia Williams and Kate Williams JFCS will host its 114th Annual Meeting from noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, June 6, at JFCS (5905 Golden Valley Rd, Golden Valley). At the event, we will present longtime, dedicated volunteers Marcia Williams and Kate Williams (mother and daughter) with the 2024 JFCS Exemplary Service Award. To RSVP f[...]