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,[...]

Some important information about suicide

By Barbara Rudnick • JFCS Family Life Education Program Manager JFCS cares!  We want you to know that we are here to offer information, help and support for those suffering from mental health and many other life challenges. Mental and physical illness, loss, feelings of hopelessness, helplessnes[...]

JFCS is excited to announce its ‘Next Century’ location, opening in 2018

Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis (JFCS), along with Pope Architects, is excited to announce its “Next Century” location, which will be open in early 2018! JFCS – along with Minnesota-based Pope Architects and the building’s founding sponsor, the Stillman Family Foundatio[...]

Camp and academic scholarships help support life-changing experiences

By Todd Sandler • Development Officer   Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis is proud and privileged to be able to administer scholarship support for both summer camp and post-secondary educational opportunities. While each of the 30-plus programs and services we make a[...]

JFCS statement regarding Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center bombing

In light of the bombing at the Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center in Bloomington this weekend, Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis (JFCS) expresses its support and solidarity with the Muslim community, including our own staff and clients who are Muslim. We condemn this terrible act in ou[...]

PJ Cares events help families give back to the community while having fun

In addition to the Jewish-content books and music JFCS’ PJ Library program sends to children each month, the events it hosts – from story times to concerts, art activities and more – have been a great way for families to meet each other, socialize and have fun. But when PJ Library surv[...]

PRISM seeks kid-friendly food donations for Summer Hunger campaign

JFCS is helping PRISM food shelf stock the Summer Snack Shack and let kids be kids over the summer!   Now that school is out for the summer, 7,000 children in PRISM's service area can no longer rely on the free-and-reduced meal programs provided through their school. Families that alread[...]

Why I give: Jackie’s story

By Jackie Henning • JFCS Grant Writer and Parent-Child Home Program Partnership Coordinator   As JFCS’ Annual Campaign, Give2017, kicks off, we are sharing personal stories from people about why they give to the campaign.   Everyone has at least one giving story. Here’s m[...]