All you need to know about Pride 2018

J-Pride brings together LGBTQ and allied folks in the Jewish community all year round but June—LGBTQ Pride month—is an especially exciting month. Why June? The history of Pride goes back to the Stonewall Riots, which began on June 28, 1969, at the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar located in New York Cit[...]

Parent-Child Home Program greatly benefits from space at JFCS’ new office

JFCS' Parent-Child Home Program (PCHP) is an evidence-based, early literacy, parenting, and school readiness program that promotes creative ways to learn through play. Committed to closing the achievement gap by providing low-income families the skills they need to prepare their children for school [...]

From the Desk of CEO Judy Halper: May 2018

From the Desk of CEO Judy Halper Just like the other famous Minnesota Judy (okay, there’s only one—Judy Garland!), I clicked my heels together three times on May 8 and uttered the well-known words “There’s no place like home!”– we cut the ribbon and made it official! Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis[...]

Watching my daughter on Good Deeds Day

By Amy Weiss • JFCS Community Services Director  “I planted flowers for the environment, made a blanket for animals at the Animal Humane Society, made a tzedakah box, packed a bag of supplies for a homeless person, made a card for a soldier and packed a bag of baby supplies for a new m[...]

Caregiver Coaching

By Annette Sandler • JFCS Aging Services Director JFCS Senior Services Caregiver Coaches work directly with family members to guide them in making changes to improve life at home. This includes an in-home assessment, comprehensive report and care plan, caregiver education and behavior[...]

Introducing Community Services Director Amy Weiss

With its Community Services programs, JFCS looks for opportunities that help build and sustain well-being and meaningful connections, creating a stronger community. Through partnerships with PRISM Food Shelf and initiatives such as the Mental Health Education Conference and others, we aim to be a va[...]