Put JFCS on your end-of-year gift list

By Dana Rubin • Development Director During this time of year, all around us is the hustle and bustle of activity. Traffic seems heavier, stores are crowded, to-do lists are pages long and so many things revolve around giving gifts. It takes a lot of effort to pick out just the right [...]

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[...]

From the Desk of CEO Judy Halper: December 2017

From the Desk of CEO Judy Halper When mid-December comes around each year, I begin to crave daylight. Like everyone else, I notice how dark it is in the morning when it’s time to wake up and how quickly the daylight fades by mid-afternoon. The increasingly darkening days are necessary in order for us to appreciate the soon-to-com[...]

JFCS’ ‘Next Century’ location – watch the progress!

Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis (JFCS) is excited to announce its “Next Century” location, which will be open in early 2018! JFCS – along with Minnesota-based Pope Architects and the building’s founding sponsor, the Stillman Family Foundation – is renovating an existi[...]

29th Annual Benefit Video: Food and Basic Needs

JFCS held its 29th Annual Benefit on Saturday, Dec. 2. During the evening we showed this video, demonstrating how JFCS programs address basic needs and food security. These programs include Kosher Meals on Wheels, Emergency Financial Assistance, Jewish Free Loan Program, and assistance for qualifyin[...]