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November 2018

November
2018
7,
Free

Professional Networking Group

JFCS, 5905 Golden Valley Rd
Golden Valley, MN 55422
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  JFCS Professional Networking Group Wednesday, November 7 9-11 a.m. 5905 Golden Valley Rd, Golden Valley, MN 55422    The JFCS Professional Networking Group offers a holistic approach to job search support. We explore how personal strengths are connected to a successful job search and sustainable employment. All sessions are interactive and provide a natural and supportive environment for networking, and are open to the public with no cost to attend. To get started with JFCS Career Services call our Intake line at 952-417-2111.

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November
2018
11,

PJ Library’s 10th Birthday Party

J Hap, 9300 Golden Valley Rd
Golden Valley, MN 55427 United States
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PJ Library is turning 10! Bring the whole family to celebrate the 10 years that PJ Library has been in Minneapolis. Decorate aprons and participate in Cupcake Wars, where bakers will be judged on taste, style, and presentation! Noah, 11, a PJ Library participant who has been receiving free books for all of PJ Library’s 10 years, will be presented with the program’s milestone 100,000th free book at the event. Click here to read more! Please bring an unused/unopened item for…

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November
2018
13,

The December Dilemma For Interfaith Families

JFCS, 5905 Golden Valley Rd
Golden Valley, MN 55422
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- Are you in an interfaith marriage or relationship? - Is your child married to someone who isn't Jewish? - Do you have interfaith grandchildren? - Did you grow up in an interfaith family? Leah Persky, Family Life Educator at JFCS, and Carrie Fink, PJ Library Coordinator, will facilitate a meaningful conversation regarding the unique challenges and opportunities that interfaith families face during winter holiday season. Attendees will leave with useful tools for dealing with these sensitive issues and a…

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November
2018
18,

My Hero Brother

St. Paul JCC, 1375 St. Paul Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55116 United States
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The Jewish Inclusion Collaborative (JIC) of Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis (JFCS), in partnership with the Twin Cities Jewish Film Festival, will present, My Hero Brother, at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, at the St. Paul JCC. Directed by award-winning filmmaker Yonatan Nir, the film tells the story of a group of remarkable young people with Down syndrome who embark on a demanding trek through the Indian Himalayas, accompanied by their brothers and sisters. The difficult trials and…

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November
2018
25,

Shalom Baby Circle Time Class

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 Circle Time, an informal activity group with music, shakers, story time, tumble time, yoga, and parachute play. It’s a great way to connect with other sleep-deprived parents. Come as you are, there will be plenty of coffee! Contact Carrie Fink at 952-417-2139 or cfink@jfcsmpls.org with questions.

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December 2018

December
2018
1,

30th Annual ‘Laugh on Their Behalf’ Benefit

MINNEAPOLIS MARRIOTT CITY CENTER, 30 S 7th St
Minneapolis, MN 55402 United States
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The snow won't keep the show from going on! We will see you tonight! 30th Annual ‘Laugh on Their Behalf’ Benefit Saturday, December 1, 2018 Minneapolis Marriott City Center Each year, JFCS serves thousands of people in our community, our neighborhoods and our families. Join us for our 30th annual evening of fun, food and comedy as together we laugh on their behalf to support the work of JFCS. Cory Provus, radio voice of the Minnesota Twins will emcee the…

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December
2018
5,
Free

Professional Networking Group

JFCS, 5905 Golden Valley Rd
Golden Valley, MN 55422
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  JFCS Professional Networking Group Wednesday, December 5 9-11 a.m. 5905 Golden Valley Rd, Golden Valley, MN 55422   Navigating the Holidays When you are Unemployed Being unemployed and looking for work during the holidays can be challenge. You may find it hard to remain positive during this time of year when you feel not so festive. In this workshop we will discuss common challenges for job-seekers during this time year as well as brainstorm strategies, tips and tools which…

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December
2018
9,
$10

PJ Library Chanukah Donut Celebration

YoYo Donuts & Coffee Bar, 5757 Sanibel Dr.
Minnetonka, MN 55343 United States
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Join PJ Library at YoYo Donuts to celebrate Chanukah! During the private party, kids will get to tour and explore the kitchen, decorate donuts with icing and toppings, and play donut themed games. There will be coffee and donuts for the parents, too! Yoyo Donuts is a peanut-free and tree nut-free facility, and is not kosher. Space is limited! Contact Carrie Fink if you’re interested in registering.

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December
2018
11,

Better Angels Skills Workshop: How to Talk Across Our Differences

JFCS, 5905 Golden Valley Rd
Golden Valley, MN 55422
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Are you feeling burnt-out by the never-ending cycle of news and figuring out the best way to discuss political issues in a meaningful way that embraces diverse views and opinions? If so, please join us for the Better Angels Skills Workshop to: - Learn skills to have respectful conversations with people who disagree with you. - Clarify differences - Search for common ground - Deal with the stress among family members and friends whose views differ from yours The Better…

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December
2018
15,

PJ Library Traveling Havdalah

Bet Shalom, 13613 Orchard Rd
Hopkins, MN United States
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Join PJ library this winter and travel to area synagogues to enjoy family-friendly Havdalah. We will be decorating pillowcases, having a short service, enjoying a potluck dinner, then reading some bedtime stories. Bet Shalom will be providing alfredo, mac and cheese, and chicken. To RSVP and sign up for a dish to bring, click here. Kids are encouraged to come in their pajamas! Each Havdalah is open to all PJ families; you do not need to be a member of…

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December
2018
30,

Shalom Baby Circle Time Class

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 Circle Time, an informal activity group with music, shakers, story time, tumble time, yoga, and parachute play. It’s a great way to connect with other sleep-deprived parents. Come as you are, there will be plenty of coffee! Contact Carrie Fink at 952-417-2139 or cfink@jfcsmpls.org with questions.

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January 2019

Sun
6
Jan
$20

PJ Library Challah Bake

JFCS, 5905 Golden Valley Rd
Golden Valley, MN 55422
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Join PJ Library for a family challah bake. Prepare and knead the dough, hear a PJ Library story while it rises, and learn some cool braiding techniques. Each family will go home with 6 loaves to bake in your oven. Recommended for kids ages 4-11 with an adult. Contact Carrie Fink at 952-417-2139 or cfink@jfcsmpls.org to register!

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Sat
12
Jan

PJ Library Traveling Havdalah

Beth El Synagogue, 5225 W. Barry Street
St. Louis Park, MN 55416 United States
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Join PJ library this winter and travel to area synagogues to enjoy family-friendly Havdalah. Beth El, PJ Library, and Camp Ramah invite you to the second installment of the PJ Library Traveling Havdalah series. Families will create their own Havdalah candle, enjoy a musical Havdalah service, and hear some goodnight stories. A light supper will be served at the beginning. Please bring a new pair of two-piece pajamas to be donated to Sweet Dreams for Kids. RSVP by January 10th…

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Thu
17
Jan
$10

NextGen Winter Party

Can Can Wonderland, 755 Prior Ave N
Saint Paul, MN 55104 United States
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Join us for NextGen's Winter Party at Can Can Wonderland (Art Benefit Corporation) on Thursday, January 17th, 2019 from 6 PM to 9 PM. Artisanal pizzas, flatbreads, naan hummus platters, and desserts will be provided. Additional food available for purchase. Registration fee is a $10.00 donation. Pre-registrants get a free drink ticket, good for highball cocktails, rail drinks, draught and canned beer, plus anything on their tap wall which includes beer, wine, cocktails, kombucha, and cold press. All attendees will…

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Sun
27
Jan

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--For January’s session, we invited guest facilitator and local mother Moran Gafni of Baby Needs LLC to attend. She will lead a conversation on improving your connection with your baby/toddler through learning to understand each individual need (physical or emotional). There will be plenty of time for the little ones to play and the parents to chat. Contact…

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Mon
28
Jan

JFCS Volunteer Info Night – POSTPONED UNTIL FEB 25

JFCS, 5905 Golden Valley Rd
Golden Valley, MN 55422
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DUE TO DANGEROUSLY LOW TEMPERATURES AND POOR DRIVING CONDITIONS, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25. Is one of your new year's resolutions to find a meaningful volunteer opportunity? Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis’ (JFCS) offers a variety of volunteer opportunities serving people of all backgrounds and ages and will host a Volunteer Info Night from 7-8 p.m. Monday, February 25, at its office in Golden Valley (5905 Golden Valley Rd). “Whether you are looking for…

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Thu
31
Jan

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! Starting January 31st, 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. Bring yourself and your keen eye for fashion and quality goods. If you want, you can even bring your…

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February 2019

Wed
6
Feb
Free

Professional Networking Group

JFCS, 5905 Golden Valley Rd
Golden Valley, MN 55422
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  JFCS Professional Networking Group Square Pegs and Round Holes: Why So Much Career Advice Doesn’t Work and What You Can Do About It. Wednesday, February 6 9-11 a.m. 5905 Golden Valley Rd, Golden Valley, MN 55422   When you job search, you are told to network, to develop a personal brand, and to communicate your strengths to potential employers. This is great advice, but unfortunately, it often comes in one-size-fits-all form. At this meeting, you will use the Myers-Briggs…

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Sat
9
Feb

PJ Library Traveling Havdalah

Temple Israel, 2323 Fremont Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55405 United States
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Temple Israel and PJ Library invite you to the third in a traveling monthly series of family Havdalah celebrations. Join together with other families with young children as we sing and tell stories, make a spice collage, and create a special wall hanging. We will then say goodbye to Shabbat with a musical service, followed by a child-friendly dinner. RSVP here! Each Havdalah is open to all PJ families; you do not need to be a member of PJ Library…

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Tue
12
Feb

NASW-Sponsored Ethics Workshop

JFCS, 5905 Golden Valley Rd
Golden Valley, MN 55422
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Social Work, Social Person: Finding Balance in the Context of Social Work Ethics Presented by NASW-MN Chapter Presenter: Rob Edwards MSW LGSW PACC Tuesday, February 12, 2019 9am-12pm JFCS Community Room Workshop Description Social media cuts across domains of workplace, profession, family, friends, clients etc. Those entering the social work profession as well as seasoned social work professionals must understand the duality inherent in the use of social media as it relates to both clients and themselves. Social workers should…

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