Seeking mentor (MUST love sports!)

Meet Miles ­– a 7-year-old participant in the Jewish Youth Mentoring Program, who is waiting for his perfect mentoring match. Maybe it could be you! Miles lives in Woodbury with his mom, older brother, and twin sister. He is in second grade at Heilicher Minneapolis Jewish Day School and his fami[...]

From the Desk of CEO Judy Halper: October 2019

From the Desk of CEO Judy Halper JFCS programs and services designed to address development needs for youth of all ages  It’s hard to believe that a new school year has been in session for already two months. In fact, the unofficial fall break, better known as MEA (Minnesota Education Association) weekend has come and gone, [...]

Introducing the Jewish Youth Mentoring Program

JYM Mentoring program's new name reflects unique service it offers community  By Becky Lyle Sulkin, MSW, LGSW • Jewish Youth Mentoring Program Coordinator JFCS is excited to announce that the Jewish Big Brother/Big Sister Program (BB/BS) is now the Jewish Youth Mentoring Program[...]

National Bullying Prevention Month: Issue affects children and adults

By Natalie Oleson, MSW, LICSW, JFCS Counselor, and Leah Persky, Ph.D, JFCS Family Life Education Program Manager October is National Bullying Prevention Month, which is timely, since kids are typically just getting settled into school. Bullying can be categorized in a number of ways, i[...]

JFCS’ resident matchmaker Bobbie Goldfarb retires after 28 years

Bobbie matched “bigs” and “littles” for the Jewish Big Brother/Big Sister Program  Making matches is simply in Bobbie Goldfarb’s DNA. For almost 30 years, she matched “bigs” and “littles” in mentorship relationships as the Program Coordinator for JFCS’ Jewish Big Brothe[...]