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April 2019

Sun
7
Apr

Keeping the Spirit Alive – The Conference for Caregivers and Those Supporting a Loved One with Dementia

Beth El Synagogue, 5225 W. Barry Street
St. Louis Park, MN 55416 United States
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The Twin Cities Jewish Community Alzheimer’s Task Force Presents:
KEEPING THE SPIRIT ALIVE - The Conference for Caregivers and Those Supporting a Loved One with Dementia

Featuring keynote speaker Dr. Vic Sandler, MD and emcee Jana Shortal
April 7, 2019, from 8 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Beth El Synagogue (5225 Barry St. W., St. Louis Park)

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Sun
7
Apr
$10

PJ Library/Hag Sameach Passover Packing Party and Chocolate Seder

JFCS, 5905 Golden Valley Rd
Golden Valley, MN 55422
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PJ Library and the Hag Sameach program invite you and your family to come help assemble Hag Sameach Passover bags for delivery. Then take part in an extra delicious chocolate seder! We’ll drink 4 glasses of chocolate milk, create a Hillel (s'more) sandwich, and explore plenty more chocolate treats from our chocolate themed Haggadah. This event is for kids ages 5 and up.

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Wed
10
Apr

Volunteer Open House

JFCS, 5905 Golden Valley Rd
Golden Valley, MN 55422
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In celebration of National Volunteer Week (April 7-13), we want to thank all those who helped JFCS throughout the past year. If you are a current or past volunteer of JFCS, please join us so we can say hi and thank you in person! Stop by the Volunteer Open House at JFCS on Wednesday, April 10, from 10 a.m. to noon. This will be a great opportunity to tour our new home in Golden Valley, enjoy some coffee and nosh,…

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Mon
22
Apr
$25

Freedom From Addiction Seder

Beth El Synagogue, 5225 W. Barry Street
St. Louis Park, MN 55416 United States
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The Jewish Recovery Network (JRN) and Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis (JFCS) invite you to the annual Freedom Seder Celebrating our Freedom from Addiction and our Exodus from Slavery Led by Cantor Art Shragg Monday, April 22, 2019 6:00 – 9:00 pm Seder (Registration begins at 5:30pm) Beth El Synagogue, 5225 W. Barry Street, St. Louis Park 55416 Cost: $25 per person (Children under 10: $10) Full Non-Alcohol Seder Meal, Financial Assistance Available, Special JRN Haggadah For further…

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Thu
25
Apr

NextGen Thursday Thrifting at PRISM

PRISM, 1220 Zane Ave N
Golden Valley, MN 55422 United States
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Introducing a new ongoing volunteer opportunity! NextGen volunteers will be helping PRISM Food Shelf and Thrift Shop to sort, curate and process its thrift shop donations. Thursday Thrifting will occur the last Thursday of every month from 5-7 p.m at PRISM in Golden Valley. This event is open to anyone ages 21-36 regardless of prior experience with NextGen.

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Sun
28
Apr

Movie Screening: Normal Isn’t Real

JFCS, 5905 Golden Valley Rd
Golden Valley, MN 55422
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JFCS, in conjunction with the Learning Disabilities Association of Minnesota (LDA), will host a screening of the film “Normal Isn’t Real,” on Sunday, April 28, from 2-4 p.m. in the Community Room at JFCS (5905 Golden Valley Rd, Golden Valley). “Normal Isn’t Real” is a series of four mini documentary-style videos featuring successful young adults sharing their stories of coming to terms with their learning disability and ADHD issues. These candid portraits take the viewer into the subjects’ daily lives;…

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Sun
28
Apr

Shalom Baby Circle Time

JFCS, 5905 Golden Valley Rd
Golden Valley, MN 55422
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Shalom Baby welcomes families of newborns and babies, up to age 2, to the Jewish community. Join us for our monthly circle time. There will be plenty of time for the little ones to play and the parents to chat. Contact Carrie Fink at 952-417-2139 or cfink@jfcsmpls.org with questions.

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May 2019

Wed
1
May
$10

Moving From Anxiety to Optimal Well-being

Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 4100 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN United States
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Learn from Dr. Sulik how to help people move from anxiety to optimal wellness, find out what other congregations are doing in the area of mental health, and gather resources to bring back to your own community. Open to clergy of all faiths, congregational staff, lay leaders and members interested in mental health.

$10 – includes lunch; Those in need of subsidy should contact Amy Weiss at aweiss@jfcsmpls.org.

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Sun
5
May
Free

Good Deeds Day

JFCS, 5905 Golden Valley Rd
Golden Valley, MN 55422
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Sunday, May 5 @ 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. JFCS - 5905 Golden Valley Rd Join PJ Library and Heilicher Minneapolis Jewish Day School for a meaningful day of service. Families will work on a variety of service projects benefitting local nonprofit organizations, including JFCS neighbor agency, PRISM (prismmpls.org). A light Kosher lunch will be provided and tours of PRISM’s food shelf will be offered. This is a drop-in event, so we welcome you to come by whenever is convenient…

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Fri
10
May

Trauma, Security, and Faith: Jewish Perspectives on Gun Violence

JFCS, 5905 Golden Valley Rd
Golden Valley, MN 55422
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What are some of the ways gun violence impacts our communities? How can we work together to address this epidemic? Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC), National Council of Jewish Women - Minnesota (NCJW), and Jewish Family and Children's Service of Minneapolis (JFCS) are proud to present a panel discussion offering Jewish perspectives on gun violence from several unique angles. We will also learn what advocacy opportunities exist for those who wish to get involved in…

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Sun
26
May

Shalom Baby Circle Time

JFCS, 5905 Golden Valley Rd
Golden Valley, MN 55422
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Shalom Baby welcomes families of newborns and babies, up to age 2, to the Jewish community. Join us for our monthly circle time. There will be plenty of time for the little ones to play and the parents to chat. Contact Carrie Fink at 952-417-2139 or cfink@jfcsmpls.org with questions.

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Thu
30
May

NextGen Thursday Thrifting at PRISM

PRISM, 1220 Zane Ave N
Golden Valley, MN 55422 United States
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Introducing a new ongoing volunteer opportunity! NextGen volunteers will be helping PRISM Food Shelf and Thrift Shop to sort, curate and process its thrift shop donations. Thursday Thrifting will occur the last Thursday of every month from 5-7 p.m at PRISM in Golden Valley. This event is open to anyone ages 21-36 regardless of prior experience with NextGen.

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June 2019

Sun
2
Jun

Drag Story Hour and Gallery Reception

Sabes Jewish Community Center, 4330 Cedar Lake R S
Minneapolis, MN 55416 United States
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Reception & Community Chuppah • 2–5 PM | Drag Story Hour • 3 PM | Sabes JCC Gallery June 2nd Join us for this community-wide art exhibition featuring photographs showcasing the wonderful diversity of the Twin Cities Jewish community. The gallery will be open from 2:00 - 5:00 on June 2nd to enjoy the art exhibition. During story hour from 3:00 to 4:00 pm, we’ll read PJ Library books, work on a variety of pride-related crafts, and enjoy refreshments. Drag…

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Tue
11
Jun

Annual Pride Happy Hour

Urban Growler Brewing, 2325 Endicott St
St Paul, MN 55114 United States
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Join us on Urban Growler’s patio for a delicious happy hour at the first woman-owned brewery in Minnesota! There will be a nosh, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, and plenty of old and new friends! There will be a brief program, optional activities, and lots of time to enjoy Pride month together! For more information on any of the pride events or J-Pride in general, please contact J-Pride Program Coordinator Jayce Koester at 612-481-1037 or jkoester@jfcsmpls.org.

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Wed
12
Jun

JFCS Annual Meeting 2019

Adath Jeshurun Congregation, 10500 Hillside Ln W
Minnetonka, MN 55305 United States
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Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis 109th Annual Meeting Wednesday, June 12 Noon to 1:30 p.m. Adath Jeshurun Congregation Elections for the Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis Board of Directors will be held and recognition will be provided to those directors whose terms are ending. We will hear remarks from outgoing Board President, Jennifer Ezrilov and incoming Board President, Jeff Barin. Acknowledgement of the contributions of longtime, dedicated volunteers Steve Krikava and Eileen Kohn will be offered,…

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Thu
13
Jun
$10

Family Nutrition: Mom’s Night Out with PJ Library

Holly Weinstine’s house, 80 W. Minnehaha Pwky
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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Do you need help with your picky eaters? Are you looking to make your family mealtimes more peaceful? Join PJ Library for a mom’s night out with local mammaleh and registered dietitian Andrea Potashnick of Your Family RD. This will be an educational and fun evening covering how to feed kids and ensure they have a healthy relationship with food. Appetizers and drinks included. REGISTER BELOW window.bboxInit = function () { bbox.showForm('fb1fbcbc-0b8c-4cf2-8361-34b9e29ecf92'); }; (function () { var e = document.createElement('script');…

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Fri
14
Jun

Kabbalat Shabbat Pride Service

Mayim Rabim Congregation, 4401 York Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55408 United States
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Join J-Pride and our friends at Mayim Rabim Congregation for a soulful evening prayer service that celebrates Pride. Followed by a dairy vegetarian potluck, we’ll gather to hear voices from our community and welcome Shabbat in style! For more information on any of the pride events or J-Pride in general, please contact J-Pride Program Coordinator Jayce Koester at 612-481-1037 or jkoester@jfcsmpls.org.

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Mon
17
Jun

Preparing Your Community to Confront the Alzheimer’s Challenge

The Kollel, 2930 Inglewood Ave S
St Louis Park, MN 55416 United States
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JFCS and Twin Cities Jewish Community Alzheimer’s Task Force will host “Preparing Your Community to Confront the Alzheimer’s Challenge” Sample of topics covered include 10 warning signs of Alzheimer’s and dementia, communication techniques, caregiver challenges, community resources, what can your community do to help, and more.... Monday, June 17 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The Kollel - 2930 Inglewood Ave S, St Louis Park, MN 55416 Presented by Rita Kelner, LSW and Judy Witebsky, Educator Register to Giti Fredman: gitifredman@gmail.com

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Sat
22
Jun

Under the Rainbow: Shabbat at Pride

Loring Park, 1382 Willow St.
Minneapolis, United States
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Come to Shabbat morning ASL-interpreted worship services at Pride and be your whole self. Together, we will celebrate Shabbat in Loring Park in proud, pluralistic, queer, Jewish community. This is the first time we’ve held a Shabbat service on the stage in Loring Park and we cannot wait to sing, daven, read Torah, and celebrate with all of you! For more information on any of the pride events or J-Pride in general, please contact J-Pride Program Coordinator Jayce Koester at…

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Sun
23
Jun

J-Pride at Twin Cities Pride Festival

Loring Park, 1382 Willow St.
Minneapolis, United States
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March in the Ashley Rukes Pride Parade – Sunday, June 23 Join J-Pride and other communal partners to march in the annual Pride Parade! Bring a water bottle, comfy clothes, signs, and lots of joyous ruach! We cannot wait to see you on Hennepin Avenue celebrating! Sign up to join us here. J-Pride Booth at Loring Park – All day on Sunday, June 23 Join us as a volunteer in the booth, welcoming visitors, answering questions, handing out swag, and…

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