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: April 2024

Judy Desk blog - laptop with plant and coffee cup If you’re reading this column, there’s a good chance you are a JFCS volunteer, or thinking about ways you might like to volunteer with the organization. To all of you who currently volunteer, thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all you do to help JFCS meet the needs of so many in our co[...]

Caring Connections members relish opportunity to give back to community

Caring Connections Volunteer Group By Stacey Spencer • JFCS Disability Services Manager Caring Connections members – Jewish adults with disabilities – love to get together for events! I mean, they really like attending Caring Connections events. Who wouldn’t? After all, having a designated time to hang out and do cool thi[...]

NextGen September Volunteering Event

JFCS NextGen is partnering with JFCS' community volunteer corps, Volunteers in Action, to do a shift in the Open Arms of Minnesota kitchen, where we will be creating and packaging food to be delivered to Open Arms' clients. Open Arms delivers meals to critically ill individuals and their families,[...]

MLK Day of Service, social justice and how to make a difference everyday

By Leah Persky • JFCS Family Life Education Program Manager   Monday, Jan. 21, was the MLK Day of Service. This annual event is not only an excellent opportunity to focus on the life and teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King and the many other leaders of the civil rights movement; it is a[...]

April showers are so much more than rain

By Deb Savitt • Community Involvement Manager   Sometimes doing my job as the volunteer manager at JFCS feels like having a fourth child: I plan. I arrange. I execute and troubleshoot. I worry (and worry) about the details, the goal of what we are trying to accomplish, and the permutati[...]