Twin Cities Jewish Community 23rd Annual Mental Health Education Conference

October 22, 2023
9am – 3pm

This year marks the 23rd year of the Twin Cities Jewish Community Annual Mental Health Education Conference. The conference is produced by Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis (JFCS) and Jewish Family Services of St. Paul (JFS) partners in improving mental health access, understanding, and education in the community.

With generous support from community donors and partners, the conference as always continues to be free and open to everyone.

The visible and invisible impacts on mental health are vast and require profound attention, support, and advocacy. In planning for this conference, we think of a kaleidoscope representing the emotions, perspectives, ideas, challenges, and hopefully a sign of unity. The kaleidoscope as an art form that speaks to the eyes and minds of the beholder.

The keynote speaker will be Sophie Riegel, a recent Duke University graduate, author, speaker, coach, and mental health advocate. She is the author of “Don’t Tell Me To Relax: One Teen’s Journey to Survive Anxiety (and How You Can, Too),” “Overcoming Overthinking: 36 Ways to Tame Anxiety for Work, School, and Life,” and “Go To Help: 31 Strategies to Offer, Ask For, and Accept Help.” She speaks all over the country to share her message about mental health and has worked with large corporations, including Netflix, Nielsen, and Audible, as well as local organizations and schools. 

Breakout sessions this year will focus on youth and parents, navigating healthcare, harm reduction, aging and mental health, and LGBTQ mentorship to name a few. 

For more information, contact Tabitha Benci DeRango at 952-417-2107 or

> View the brochure here, including full descriptions of workshops and detailed schedule.

If you would like to donate to the conference, click here.