Volunteer Spotlight – September 2021: Louisa Hext

What is your background? I was born and raised in London, England. My family are Ashkenazi Jews who emigrated from Vilna, Lithuania, and Moscow, Russia, over several generations. I came to the U.S. for graduate work in sociology in 1986, living in Columbus, Ohio. I was recruited by the Minn[...]

Volunteer Spotlight – July 2021: Sheryl Rutzick

What current volunteer role(s) do you have with JFCS and what volunteer role(s) have you held in the past?  My current volunteer role is as a driver for Garber Transportation. Once in a while, I will assist with delivering items to PJ Library families’ homes for virtual events taking plac[...]

Staff Q&A: NextGen Coordinator Alyson Jones

How long have you worked at JFCS? I have worked at JFCS for just over a year! I started June 1, 2020. Before that, I was a NextGen Board member for three years and was a NextGen participant for a couple years before that. What is NextGen? NextGen is a young adult and volunteering group[...]

111th Annual Meeting: Volunteer Honoree Jory Herman

Volunteer Honoree JFCS will host its 111th Annual Meeting from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 9, on Zoom. At the event we will acknowledge the contributions of dedicated volunteers Jory Herman and Alan Ingber and generous business partner Affiance Financial. To RSVP for the Annual Meeting, click here! Jory Her[...]

111th Annual Meeting: Volunteer Honoree Alan Ingber

Volunteer Honoree JFCS will host its 111th Annual Meeting from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 9, on Zoom. At the event we will acknowledge the contributions of dedicated volunteers Jory Herman and Alan Ingber and generous business partner Affiance Financial. To RSVP for the Annual Meeting, click here! Alan Ing[...]

Volunteer Spotlight – May 2021: Stuart Samsky

Stuart Samsky (left), pictured with his friend, Andy Stillman, who recruited him to volunteer for JFCS' newest food security project. Can you tell us a little about yourself? I am 65 years old and have been married to my wonderful wife, Kathy, for 38 years. I grew up in St. Louis Park and gra[...]

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[...]
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