Staff Q&A: Jewish Youth Mentoring Program Manager Becky Lyle Sulkin

Jewish Youth Mentoring Program How long have you worked at JFCS? I have worked at JFCS for five-and-a-half years. I started as a Targeted Case Manager in Mental Health Support Services in October 2015, and became the Program Manager of the Jewish Youth Mentoring Program (formerly Jewish Big Brother/Big Sister) in May 2018. [...]

Volunteer Spotlight – March 2021: Judy Witebsky

This month’s featured volunteer is Judy Witebsky, who is one of the original founders of the “Keeping the Spirit Alive” Caregiver Conference that JFCS co-hosts. This year’s caregiver conference will be held virtually on Sunday, May 2. For more information on the event, click here! What[...]

Volunteer Spotlight –February 2021: Sara Reininger

Sara Reininger, pictured with her son, who volunteers with her at JFCS What’s your current volunteer role at JFCS? In what ways have you volunteered with JFCS in the past? For the last two years, I have been one of the Delivery Co-Chairs for the Hag Sameach program. It’s been great gettin[...]

JFCS staff participate in volunteer project for MLK Day of Service

ACT Program Manager Laura Gorke was one of several JFCS staff to participate in "Cards for the Community" on Jan. 18 in honor of the MLK Day of Service. By Dana Shapiro • JFCS Community and Volunteer Engagement Coordinator & Intake Counselor At JFCS, we believe in Martin Luther King Jr.[...]

Staff Q&A: Annual Giving and Special Projects Manager Peggy Mandel

How long have you worked at JFCS? I have had the pleasure of working at JFCS since early March 2020. My job is terrific and I love what I do. I feel very fortunate to be able to work with a dedicated, kind, helpful and hard-working group of folks. Tell us about the Annual Benefit and how you [...]

Volunteer Spotlight – January 2021: Ron Barry

What’s your current volunteer role at JFCS, and in what ways have you volunteered with JFCS in the past? I just recently completed a two-year stint as Steering Committee Co-Chair of the JFCS “Laugh on Their Behalf” Annual Benefit. Those two years opened my eyes even more to the importance [...]

Volunteer Spotlight – December 2020: Thryn Hare

Volunteer Spotlight Our featured volunteer this month is Thryn Hare, who volunteers with the J-Pride Program. Read more about J-Pride here and visit the program's Facebook page here! What’s your current volunteer role at JFCS? And in what ways have you volunteered with JFCS in the past? I volunteer with J-Prid[...]

Volunteer Spotlight – November 2020: Haylee Saxon

Haylee is pictured above with her husband, Ben Saxon. What’s your current volunteer role at JFCS and in what ways have you volunteered with JFCS in the past? I currently serve as a volunteer within NextGen, the young adult group associated with JFCS. I started volunteering with JFCS in high[...]

Volunteer opportunity: Fall raking with JFCS

Do you love being outside in the fall? We are looking for volunteers who are interested in raking leaves for JFCS Senior Services clients who might not have the physical stamina or financial ability to complete the yard work themselves or cover the cost of someone else taking care of it. Especially[...]

Staff Q&A: Garber Transportation Supervisor Alex Botvinnik

What is Garber Transportation? Jacob Garber Transportation Services is a program that provides rides for clients typically 60+ who reside within a defined service area in Hennepin County. It is a convenient, reliable way for ambulatory adults to get to a doctor’s appointment, friend’s house,[...]
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