Give2017: We can’t do what we do without you

By Angie Podvin • Donor Services & Annual Campaign Manager Think about your loyal, tried and true friends and family members. Awww, aren’t they the best? People you can turn to and count on, and who count on you too. That mutually held space reserved in support of one another? [...]

The 29th Annual Benefit’s fabulous raffle prizes

18K Gold and Diamond EarringsDesigner Vincente Agor created these elegant and fashionable stunners. Valued at $1,600. Thanks to Max’s and owner Ellen Hertz. Apple iPad AIR 2Take home a brand new Apple iPad Air 2 with 63GB memory and Wi-Fi. Valued at $499. Thanks to Coordina[...]

From the Desk of CEO Judy Halper: November 2017

From the Desk of CEO Judy Halper Glancing out my office window, I see nothing but blue skies and sunshine, and I feel lucky and grateful. Some people might think, “Really????” – November in Minnesota is typically a bit gray and dreary. And it’s not just the weather – those words could easily apply to the state of our worl[...]

November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

November is National Alzheimer's Awareness Month, as well as National Caregiver Month. As a way to promote a better quality of life for people living with Alzheimer's disease and other related dementias, JFCS and the Twin Cities Jewish Alzheimer's Task Force hosted a Dementia Champion Training on No[...]

Ryan Hamilton: Hilarious observations + ‘1950s look’ = comedy gold

Like many standup comedians, Ryan Hamilton makes his home in New York City. But having grown up very far away – both literally and symbolically – in a small town in Idaho, gives his persona a bit of a fish-out-of-water element. And with a large toothy grin, he likes to joke that his face makes [...]