Can you tell us about yourself and your background?
I have four children and eight grandchildren and relish any time I spend with them. I received my Master of Social Work at Ohio State. I had a private psychotherapy practice in Columbus, Ohio, for eight years. My family and I moved to Minneapol[...]
One of the wonderful things about living in Minnesota is that we can always divert our attention to the weather! That’s always a safe topic of conversation, right? Meterological conversations seems necessary right now as we confront the two more talked-about current topics (other than the w[...]
Two of the largest conferences that JFCS co-sponsors are the Annual Conference on Mental Health (held each fall – which will be virtual this year) and Conference for Caregivers (held in spring every other year). Tabitha Benci DeRango, who was recently hired as the JFCS Community Conference Coordi[...]
In addition to keynote, conference will feature workshops with 22 topics to pick from
The 19th annual Mental Health Education Conference sponsored by the Twin Cities Jewish community, “Creating Healing and All that Jazz,” will be held 10 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, at Temple Is[...]
JFCS provides Counseling, Mental Health Support Services, the Mental Health Education Conference and more
By Ruth Paley • Clinical Services Director
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Why do we “celebrate” or acknowledge mental health awareness this way?
Two of the largest conferences that JFCS co-sponsors are the Mental Health Education Conference (held each fall) and Conference for Caregivers (held in spring every other year). Sharon Goldetsky, who was recently hired as the JFCS Community Conference Coordinator, is in charge of organizing both the[...]
The 18th annual Mental Health Education Conference sponsored by the Twin Cities Jewish community, “Hope, Humor and Healing – Finding Light in Dark Places,” will be held 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, at Temple Israel (2323 Fremont Ave. S., Minneapolis).
The event, which is fre[...]
Kramer (pictured at right with Conference Volunteer Coordinator Nancy Gordon), founder of the annual Mental Health Education Conference, will step down from the Conference Coordinator role this fall after 18 years
The annual Mental Health Education Conference (MHEC) sponsored by the Twin [...]
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. One in five Americans is affected by mental health conditions, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). "Stigma is toxic to their mental health because it creates an environment of shame, fear and silence that prevents many people from seekin[...]
With its Community Services programs, JFCS looks for opportunities that help build and sustain well-being and meaningful connections, creating a stronger community. Through partnerships with PRISM Food Shelf and initiatives such as the Mental Health Education Conference and others, we aim to be a va[...]