JFCS Development Associate named Meyerhoff Fellow

Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis’ (JFCS) is excited to announce that Erica Solomon, Donor Services & Development Associate, has been named a Meyerhoff Fellow for 2017-18. The Meyerhoff Early Career Professional Fellowship promotes leadership development for pr[...]

Comedian Ryan Hamilton to Perform at This Year’s Benefit

Ryan Hamilton is endearing comedy lovers, and his future is bright. Named one of Rolling Stone’s “Five Comics to Watch” with standout appearances on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Conan, The Late Late Show, Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central, and Showtime, he’s establishing himse[...]

Q&A with JFCS Employment Counselor Anna Ferdelman

JFCS’ full array of Career Services helps job seekers prepare for success in today’s competitive job market. Our programs empower people to explore and identify their visions of career success. Whether you are a recent graduate, recently unemployed or looking for a new job, JFCS Career Services [...]

Give2017: A call to action

By Angie Podvin • Donor Services & Annual Campaign Manager   At Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis, we know first-hand that when people have the resources and tools required to fulfill basic needs, sustain healthier relationships and ease suffering, the entire commun[...]

JFCS receives grant to launch PJ Cares service learning initiative

PJ Library, a program of Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis (JFCS), is excited to announce it has received a grant to launch, PJ Cares, a new service learning initiative. PJ Cares is designed to engage families in Jewish-value-based volunteering and social gatherings and get more [...]

From the Desk of CEO Judy Halper: July 2017

From the Desk of CEO Judy Halper Has there ever been a time when we have been more focused on food than we are right now? Everywhere we look it seems we are exposed to new foods, new programs, magazines and social media sites promoting food, new places to buy food, and so on and so on! Yet, for many of our friends, neighbors and lo[...]

Survey indicates PJ Library helps promote Jewish customs and values in homes

PJ Library Minneapolis – much like similar programs across U.S. and Canada ­– is helping to preserve the richness and vibrancy of Jewish culture, one book at a time, according to a recent survey. Families who participate in PJ Library Minneapolis say the program has influenced or s[...]

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[...]