From the Desk of CEO Judy Halper: April 2021

From the Desk of CEO Judy Halper Keeping the Spirit Alive Conference for Caregivers is Sunday, May 2 Maya Angelou famously said, “People will forget what you said and they’ll forget what you did, but they’ll never forget how you made them feel.” When it comes to caregiving, nothing could be truer. Caring for a loved[...]

From the Desk of CEO Judy Halper: March 2021

From the Desk of CEO Judy Halper Other than people who suffer from claustrophobia, who else could imagine that getting into an elevator could strike fear into you? That was my experience the other day. For the first time in a year, I got into an elevator, and I was followed by two other people. I was extremely uncomfortable despit[...]

From the Desk of CEO Judy Halper: February 2021

From the Desk of CEO Judy Halper It’s been said that change is inevitable; growth is optional. So many of us feel that time has stood still these past 12 months, as we have endured the effect of the pandemic on our daily lives. Simultaneous with this suspension of normalcy, however, is also the reality that things have actually [...]

From the Desk of CEO Judy Halper: January 2021

From the Desk of CEO Judy Halper 10 months into pandemic, keeping focus on self-care is important It is difficult to believe that most of us have been living a “dialed back” life for 10 months. We have put off vacations and celebrations, avoided crowds and busy stores, and become experts at do-it-yourself haircuts and m[...]

From the Desk of CEO Judy Halper: December 2020

From the Desk of CEO Judy Halper JFCS will be responsive to community needs as we move into 2021 We’ve turned the corner in many respects. 2020 is coming to an end, and a new year is just days away. Each of us in our own way is looking forward to a fresh start and a healthier year for ourselves and our communities. We’v[...]

From the Desk of CEO Judy Halper: November 2020

From the Desk of CEO Judy Halper JFCS excited to announce launch of Memory Cafe program Current events require all of us to pay close attention to details we might never have given much thought to in the past. Washing our hands copiously, making sure we have facemasks at the ready, eye-balling distances of six or more feet [...]

From the Desk of CEO Judy Halper: October 2020

From the Desk of CEO Judy Halper One of the wonderful things about living in Minnesota is that we can always divert our attention to the weather! That’s always a safe topic of conversation, right? Meterological  conversations seems necessary right now as we confront the two more talked-about current topics (other than the w[...]

From the desk of CEO Judy Halper: September 2020

From the Desk of CEO Judy Halper JFCS is the place to turn to during this difficult High Holidays season Apples and honey, new “Temple” shoes and dresses, a million wishes shared with friends and family for a sweet and healthy New Year, and the incredible sounds blasting from shofars….these have always been some of th[...]

From the Desk of CEO Judy Halper: August 2020

From the Desk of CEO Judy Halper Finding motivation during the 'dog days of summer' Have you noticed that the “dog days of summer” are here? That’s an old expression meant to identify how many of us begin to feel as summer slowly simmers towards fall. When I was a college kid working at summer camp, I remember the “[...]