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 than I realized of[...]

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,[...]

Volunteer Spotlight – October 2020: Jennifer Ezrilov

Jennifer Ezrilov (left, pictured with Beverly Grossman at JFCS' ParentChild+ graduation) has volunteered at JFCS in numerous capacities. What’s your current volunteer role at JFCS and in what ways have you volunteered with JFCS in the past? I am currently JFCS’ Past Board President, Board[...]

Volunteer Spotlight – September 2020: Barry Schwabe

What’s your current volunteer role at JFCS and in what ways have you volunteered with JFCS in the past? I currently serve as chairperson for the takedown committee at the Annual Benefit. I recommended the creation of this committee years ago after hearing that the Benefit Committee, which I se[...]

Volunteer Spotlight – August 2020: Mark Anderson

Anderson is a volunteer with the Annual Conference on Mental Health The 20th Annual Conference on Mental Health, “Inviting Positivity in Uncertain Times,” will be held virtually this year on Sunday, Oct. 18. The keynoter will be KARE 11 producer and former anchor Bryan Piatt, who will sh[...]

Volunteering: PJ Library Coordinator Carrie Fink on the program’s volunteers

What is PJ Library?PJ Library is an international award-winning program designed to strengthen Jewish identity by sending Jewish-content books and music on a monthly basis to children from age 6 months through 12 years. PJ Library has expanded to 6 languages, 27 countries, and added a very popular [...]
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