Importance of transgender people in our communities highlighted in November

By Jayce Koester • J-Pride Program Coordinator November is a month where we frequently mark the importance of transgender people in our communities and around the world. This includes Trans Day of Remembrance (Nov. 20) and Transgender Awareness Week (Nov. 12-19), not to mention the ya[...]

Local artist Sharon Stillman’s work featured in JFCS’ new building

JFCS’ new building, our Next Century Home, is beautiful for many reasons, but one is due to all the beautiful art pieces that are strategically placed throughout the facility. Local artist Sharon Stillman was commissioned to create a couple of the pieces that are on display, including a ceramic fl[...]

From the Desk of CEO Judy Halper: November 2018

From the Desk of CEO Judy Halper Now that the mid-term elections are over, and Thanksgiving dinner tables await with all your friends and family members, you’ll have ample opportunity to debate and share same and opposing points of view. We all know how well that goes!! Nevertheless, JFCS is here to help, through our Family Life [...]

Caregiving can be stressful, but help is available

By Annette Sandler • JFCS Aging Services Director November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month/National Family Caregivers Month. Rosalynn Carter once said there are four kinds of people in the world:Those who are caregivers Those who will be caregivers Those[...]

PJ Library Minneapolis celebrates 10th birthday

PJ Library, a program of Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis’ (JFCS), will be celebrating two major milestones on Sunday, Nov. 11 – its 10th birthday, marking the 10 years the program has been in Minneapolis, and the delivery of its 100,000th free book! The event will be held [...]

30th Annual Benefit: The Event’s Starting Lineup

Cory Provus, voice of the Minnesota Twins, will emcee JFCS' 30th Annual "Laugh on Their Behalf" Benefit on Saturday, Dec. 1. Watch the video to hear Cory announce the event's "starting lineup."JFCS serves thousands of people in our community, our neighborhoods and in our families. Join us fo[...]