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April 2020

Fri
3
Apr

Good Deeds Day – AT HOME

Join in the celebration now through Sunday, May 3. PJ Library, Heilicher Minneapolis Jewish Day School, and Talmud Torah of Minneapolis are partnering to bring Good Deeds Day to your home! While we can’t gather in person this year, in the spirit of Good Deeds Day, we’re inviting families to participate in a different way. When you register your family, a Kindness Kit will be mailed to your home. The kit contains all you need to have fun, nurture compassion,…

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Mon
13
Apr

(Virtual) Freedom from Addiction Seder

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News Flash! Freedom from Addiction Seder WILL take place this year on Monday, April 13th, starting at 7:30 p.m. “How can that be?” you ask. It’s a “bring your own matzah and grape juice” virtual video Seder on Zoom.  This event is hosted by the Jewish Recovery Network (JRN) and Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis (JFCS). The awesome Cantor Audrey Abrams will lead with stories, blessings and songs. We will celebrate our freedom from addiction and our exodus…

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Thu
23
Apr

Virtual Volunteer Happy Hour

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Please join us for a Virtual Volunteer Happy Hour! Thursday, April 23 @4 p.m. on Zoom In celebration of National Volunteer Week, we will gather together to thank our JFCS volunteers and celebrate your ongoing dedication and commitment to serving our community. Judy Halper, JFCS CEO, and Jeff Barin, JFCS Board President, will provide an update on how JFCS has successfully altered our service model so that no one is neglected or turned away during this pandemic, whether they are…

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Thu
30
Apr

POSTPONED – Impact of Trauma from Generation to Generation

Featuring Dr. Irit Felsen Thursday and Friday, April 30 and May 1 Free and Open to the Public Dr. Felsen, herself a child of Survivors, studied in Israel, Germany and Yale University. She is a member of the Yale Trauma Study Group, an adjunct professor at Columbia University and Yeshiva University, and the co-convener of the Trauma Working Group of the NGO Committee on Mental Health in the UN. She has published widely about survivors and about inter-generational transmission in…

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May 2020

Wed
6
May

Pregnancy and newborn support during a pandemic

Everyone in the world is worried right now—we are worried about our collective well-being, and of course, we are worried about ourselves and our own unique circumstances. If you are pregnant or just had a baby during this wild time, you likely have even more on your mind. You are not alone! If you’re currently pregnant or at home with a newborn, please join this virtual group for other Jewish parents in similar situations. In partnership with PJ Library of…

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Fri
8
May

Pop Up PJ event: Let’s make fried matza!

No, it's not Passover again--it’s Pesach Sheni, the holiday of second chances! Join PJ Library and Giti Fredman, Community Connector from the Minneapolis Jewish Federation this Friday, May 8th at 9 am to cook a yummy breakfast and learn about the Jewish people who asked for a second chance to celebrate Passover. This gathering will be live streaming on the Minneapolis Jewish Federation facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/jewishminneapolis/ If you have them, wear your PJ Library and Great Big Challah Bake…

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Tue
19
May

Shavuot with PJ Library

Shavuot is coming up! Giti Fredman, Community Connector from Minneapolis Jewish Federation and Carrie Fink, PJ Library Coordinator from Jewish Family and Children’s Services want to help your family celebrate at home. The Shavuot kit will be filled with activities and goodies all fully prepped for you and your family to experience the sweetness of this holiday. You’ll receive everything you need to make your own ice cream, grow your own wheatgrass, and create flower crowns. The kits are free,…

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Sun
31
May

Shalom Baby Circle Time

Start your day with PJ Library! Join parents and their babies/toddlers for a casual online gathering with some songs, stories, and conversation. Feel free to wear your pajamas (this includes both kids and adults!)

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June 2020

Wed
10
Jun

Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis 110th Annual Meeting

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Please join us for the Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis 110th Annual Meeting Wednesday, June 10 Noon to 1:30 p.m. This event will be virtual via Zoom. Please RSVP and instructions will then be emailed to you. 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, including outgoing Board members Karen Grabow and Lori Weissman, each for 8 years…

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Wed
10
Jun

The Doctor is In: An Evening with a Pediatric Infectious Disease Expert

Wednesday, June 10th at 8-9pm Zoom Made possible by support from Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis, Jewish Family Service of St. Paul, and PJ Library in St. Paul and Minneapolis. To register, email Jodi Saltzman, JFS Community Engagement Manager, at jsaltzman@jfssp.org to receive the Zoom link. Those who would like to participate can email even after the event has started. This Zoom event will provide support for expectant parents and those with newborns during the COVID pandemic and will…

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Fri
12
Jun

J-Pride Service with Mayim Rabim

Details coming soon! Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87363278952?pwd=c1FVYWpRS2FXSHpkeTNJTlFnWHBndz09

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Mon
15
Jun

Author Talk: “When the World Feels Like a Scary Place–Essential Conversations for Anxious Parents & Worried Kids”

In a complicated world, big issues make both parents and children anxious–from the tragedy of racism to disturbingly routine active shooter drills at school, to frightening news about climate change, pandemics, social justice issues, and violence. It's all too easy for parents to feel at loss for how to equip their child to deal with it all in a healthy way. Join other parents and hear from Minnesota author, Dr. Abigail Gewirtz, child psychologist and professor at the University of…

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Wed
17
Jun

Planning During Uncertain Times

Wednesday, June 17th at 8-9pm Zoom Made possible by support from Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis, Jewish Family Service of St. Paul, and PJ Library in St. Paul and Minneapolis. To register, email Jodi Saltzman, JFS Community Engagement Manager, at jsaltzman@jfssp.org to receive the Zoom link. Those who would like to participate can email even after the event has started. If you are pregnant and planning for your new arrival, you probably have a lot on your mind. You…

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Sat
27
Jun

Under the Rainbow: Shabbat at Pride (at home)

Join us via Zoom in June 27th at 10 AM for an ASL interpreted & closed captioned joyful, soulful community Shabbat gathering.  Zoom link provided soon.

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