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August 2020

August
2020
19,

It’s Chanukah in August!

JFCS, 5905 Golden Valley Rd
Golden Valley, MN 55422
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Join PJ Library and help fill the Hag Sameach Warehouse with highly needed donations. We are collecting gift items now for the winter holidays. There will be contactless donation drop off and some Chanukah-themed decorations and goodies for the kids! Tuesday, August 11th: 5 - 7 pm Wednesday, August 12th: 10 am - noon Tuesday, August 18th: 5 - 7 pm Wednesday, August 19th: 10 am - noon Jewish Family and Children’s Service - 5905 Golden Valley Road JFCS’ Hag…

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September 2020

September
2020
14,
$15

Parenting for Racial Justice: Two Part Virtual Series

Parenting for Racial Justice: Two Part Series In order to teach our children about racism and to have ongoing meaningful discussion, we much first educate ourselves. Join us for this two part series about racism and parenting. Join us for one or ideally both sessions as the content and conversation will build upon each other. Part 1: The Parents In this class we will focus on understanding racism as a complex system of oppression that impacts everyone negatively. We will…

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September
2020
21,
$15

Parenting for Racial Justice: Two Part Virtual Series

Parenting for Racial Justice: Two Part Series In order to teach our children about racism and to have ongoing meaningful discussion, we much first educate ourselves. Join us for this two part series about racism and parenting. Join us for one or ideally both sessions as the content and conversation will build upon each other. Part 1: The Parents In this class we will focus on understanding racism as a complex system of oppression that impacts everyone negatively. We will…

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June 2021

Thu
17
Jun

JFCS Memory Cafe

ZOOM, MN United States + Google Map

JFCS Memory Café is a virtual gathering for people with memory loss and their caregivers. Café members meet twice per month for activities and conversations in a comfortable, supportive environment. Meetings take place on Zoom, so members can have fun and socialize from home. Memory Café takes place on the following dates/times: 6/3 — 10-11:30am 6/17 – 10-11:30am 7/1 – 10-11:30am 7/15 – 10-11:30am 8/5 – 10-11:30am 8/19 – 10-11:30am

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July 2021

Thu
1
Jul

PJ Library Summer Reading Challenge

Calling all young readers! Join PJ Library in Minneapolis for a summer reading challenge during the month of July. You’ll set your own goal on your calendar, track your progress, and earn some very generous prizes. Email Carrie at cfink@jfcsmpls.org to sign up. Happy reading!

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Thu
1
Jul

JFCS Memory Cafe

ZOOM, MN United States + Google Map

JFCS Memory Café is a virtual gathering for people with memory loss and their caregivers. Café members meet twice per month for activities and conversations in a comfortable, supportive environment. Meetings take place on Zoom, so members can have fun and socialize from home. Memory Café takes place on the following dates/times: 6/3 — 10-11:30am 6/17 – 10-11:30am 7/1 – 10-11:30am 7/15 – 10-11:30am 8/5 – 10-11:30am 8/19 – 10-11:30am

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Thu
15
Jul

JFCS Memory Cafe

ZOOM, MN United States + Google Map

JFCS Memory Café is a virtual gathering for people with memory loss and their caregivers. Café members meet twice per month for activities and conversations in a comfortable, supportive environment. Meetings take place on Zoom, so members can have fun and socialize from home. Memory Café takes place on the following dates/times: 6/3 — 10-11:30am 6/17 – 10-11:30am 7/1 – 10-11:30am 7/15 – 10-11:30am 8/5 – 10-11:30am 8/19 – 10-11:30am

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Tue
27
Jul

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

ZOOM, MN United States + Google Map

JFCS will host a six-week class, “Powerful Tools for Caregivers.” The class is designed to provide you with a wealth of self-care tools that will help you take care of yourself while taking care of others. You will learn to reduce stress, improve your self-confidence, bring more balance to your life, better communicate your feelings, and increase your ability to make tough decisions. Tuesdays, July 27 through August 31, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Virtual on Zoom The class is…

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August 2021

Wed
4
Aug

Planning for Fall and Beyond in the new Era of COVID-19: Vaccinations, Safety and School-Aged Children

ZOOM, MN United States + Google Map

Join our panel of experts as we explore how to navigate this phase of the pandemic. We will focus on how to best support the mental and physical health of our children as vaccinations open up to younger children and safety measures and mandates change. Experts in mental health, pediatrics and public health will highlight crucial information to assist parents and caregivers in their planning and decision-making processes.  Come with your questions for this interactive discussion. The event is free…

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Thu
5
Aug

JFCS Memory Cafe

ZOOM, MN United States + Google Map

JFCS Memory Café is a virtual gathering for people with memory loss and their caregivers. Café members meet twice per month for activities and conversations in a comfortable, supportive environment. Meetings take place on Zoom, so members can have fun and socialize from home. Memory Café takes place on the following dates/times: 6/3 — 10-11:30am 6/17 – 10-11:30am 7/1 – 10-11:30am 7/15 – 10-11:30am 8/5 – 10-11:30am 8/19 – 10-11:30am

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Wed
18
Aug

Lawn Bowling with JFCS NextGen!

Brookview Golden Valley, 316 Brookview Parkway S
Golden Valley, MN 55422 United States
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Join NextGen for Lawn Bowling at Brookview (316 Brookview Pkwy S, Golden Valley, MN 55426), Wednesday, August 18th! The event will start at 6:30pm for registration, food, drinks and mingling, the first of two lawn bowling games will begin at 7:00 pm! This will be our first, big in person, social event since February 2020! We cannot wait to see you there!!! During the event, we will be having a school supply drive for PRISM’s Back-to-School Success Program! Each year…

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Thu
19
Aug

JFCS Memory Cafe

ZOOM, MN United States + Google Map

JFCS Memory Café is a virtual gathering for people with memory loss and their caregivers. Café members meet twice per month for activities and conversations in a comfortable, supportive environment. Meetings take place on Zoom, so members can have fun and socialize from home. Memory Café takes place on the following dates/times: 6/3 — 10-11:30am 6/17 – 10-11:30am 7/1 – 10-11:30am 7/15 – 10-11:30am 8/5 – 10-11:30am 8/19 – 10-11:30am

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Sun
29
Aug

Stepping Into Teshuvah Virtual Recovery Retreat

ZOOM, MN United States + Google Map

Not ready to dive head-first into the High Holy Days? How about taking the first step? Jewish Community Addiction Services is proud to partner with Our Jewish Recovery for Stepping Into Teshuvah, a virtual Jewish recovery retreat! Join us on Sunday 8/29, 11:00am-3:30pm CDT and/or Sunday 9/12, 3:00-7:30pm CDT for learning, connection, spirituality, and fun! We are excited to bring the Jewish recovery movement together to prepare our hearts, souls, and minds for the High Holidays and practice of Teshuvah. Now,…

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September 2021

Sun
12
Sep

Shalom Baby Shower

Sabes Jewish Community Center, 4330 Cedar Lake R S
Minneapolis, MN 55416 United States
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Sunday, September 12 10:00-11:30am Sabes JCC outdoor fields  (Cedar Lake Rd, St. Louis Park) Rain or Shine—This event is tented! Masks are required. The Shalom Baby Shower welcomes families with babies up to age two to the Jewish community. Enjoy refreshments, collect swag bags, listen to live Jewish children’s music and most importantly, meet other Jewish families and their babies after a long year at home. We can’t wait to see you and meet your little ones! For event details…

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Sun
12
Sep

Stepping Into Teshuvah Virtual Recovery Retreat

ZOOM, MN United States + Google Map

Not ready to dive head-first into the High Holy Days? How about taking the first step? Jewish Community Addiction Services is proud to partner with Our Jewish Recovery for Stepping Into Teshuvah, a virtual Jewish recovery retreat! Join us on Sunday 8/29, 11:00am-3:30pm CDT and/or Sunday 9/12, 3:00-7:30pm CDT for learning, connection, spirituality, and fun! We are excited to bring the Jewish recovery movement together to prepare our hearts, souls, and minds for the High Holidays and practice of Teshuvah. Now,…

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Sun
19
Sep

JFCS Memory Café Music with MacPhail Center

JFCS, 5905 Golden Valley Rd
Golden Valley, MN 55422
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Sunday, Sept. 19th from 3:00-4:30 p.m. Outside JFCS office in Golden Valley (5905 Golden Valley Road) Free! Community members with memory loss and their caregivers are invited to join us at this free event, hosted by JFCS Memory Café. Come meet new people and enjoy an interactive music session with a teaching artist from MacPhail Center for Music. To attend, please RSVP to Lindsay Kant at lkant@jfcsmpls.org or 952-417-2116. Anyone needing personal assistance must attend with a caregiver. All attendees…

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Sun
26
Sep

Write Your Sukkot Story with Elana Rubinstein: A Virtual Author Visit for 2nd and 3rd graders

ZOOM, MN United States + Google Map

Calling all 2nd and 3rd graders! Don’t miss out on this amazing Sukkot themed virtual event with PJ Library author Elana Rubinstein. Elana will inspire the next generation of Jewish authors to write and publish their stories. She will share her journey to become a children's author and the role Judaism plays in her creative life. The group will address why it's important for Jewish children to see themselves reflected positively in contemporary literature. Elana will also share her process to turn an idea…

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Thu
30
Sep

NextGen and Hag Sameach Shopping Event

Knollwood Target, 8900 Highway 7
Minneapolis, MN 55426 United States
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We are going shopping for Hag Sameach! Thursday, September 30th at 6:30pm Knollwood Target - 8900 Highway 7, St. Louis Park MN 55426 We are excited to bring back our annual NextGen shopping trip for the JFCS Hag Sameach program. Hag Sameach (Hebrew for “happy holidays”) provides gifts and ritual items for individuals and families in need to have a joyous holiday season. Meet us at Target Knollwood where JFCS will give each person an additional $10 to spend or…

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October 2021

Sat
9
Oct

Shabbat Afternoon Park Play Date with PJ Library

Brookview Park Playground, 200 Brookview Pkwy N
Golden Valley, MN 55426 United States
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Saturday, October 9, 3:30-5:00pm at Brookview Playground Join Carrie and her family for a Shabbat afternoon playdate for kids of all ages. There will be plenty of snacks for all, plus an opportunity for the kids to complete a crafty mitzvah project for recipients of the Hag Sameach (Happy Holidays) program.  Masks are required for kids ages 2 and up. Please RSVP to Carrie at cfink@jfcsmpls.org so she knows to look for your family (and can get in touch in case of…

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Sun
17
Oct

21st Annual Virtual Conference on Mental Health – Finding Strength through Resilience

ZOOM, MN United States + Google Map

This year’s conference, Finding Strength through Resilience, will be held virtually on Sunday, Oct. 17 from 9am to 2:30pm. The keynote speaker will be Jeffrey Zuckerman, author of the award-winning memoir Unglued: A Bipolar Love Story. Jeff will discuss how, in the face of his wife’s late-onset severe illness, he has managed his own well-being through compassion, faith, education, and the loving support of his family and community. Featured presenters will explore the topics of Grief, Post Traumatic Stress, Politics…

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