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[...]

From the Desk of CEO Judy Halper: May 2020

From the Desk of CEO Judy Halper Minding your mental health during the pandemic It might have been a month ago, and then again, it seems like years ago, that I mentioned in this column that it is always important to mind one’s mental health as much as one’s physical health. It maybe has never been as important as it is [...]

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[...]

New building gives JFCS Counseling program a state-of-the-art home

Counseling offices designed to be warm, comfortable and private   JFCS was proud to offer the highest quality of care in counseling and other mental health services at its previous location. Nevertheless, when JFCS moved into its Minnetonka location in 1998, it had to use the building as it e[...]

Multi-faith initiative launched to support people touched by mental illness

By Emily Saltzman • JFCS Community Services Director   There have been conversations across the Twin Cities for many years on how faith communities can foster support and guidance for individuals and families touched by mental illness. Some faith communities have developed standalone me[...]

What to say to someone dealing with a loss

By Barbara Rudnick • JFCS Family Life Education Program Manager   We will all experience major losses in our lives. Whether it is the death of a loved one, losing one’s home or job, a divorce, a medical diagnosis, chronic illness, etc., these are the losses that shake us to our core. [...]