Staff Q&A: Inclusion Program Manager Stacey Spencer

How long have you worked at JFCS and what roles have you held? I just started my 15th year working at JFCS and it is a milestone anniversary that I am very proud of! I began my work journey as the first home visitor hired for the ParentChild+ Program, and it was so exciting getting to [...]

Volunteer Spotlight January 2022: Kori Savitt

Kori Savitt, with her husband, Charles Can you tell us a little about yourself? I’m a mom of three beautiful daughters and two great son-in-laws, a Baubie to three perfect grandkids, and I’ve been married to a wonderful man, Charles, for 40 years. I am a big sports fan and I love my d[...]

Volunteer Spotlight December 2021: Harry Engel

Harry Engel, pictured with his wife, Sari, and their grandchildren, Harper, Oliver and Livienne. Can you tell us a little about yourself? I am an almost-forever resident of Minnesota having arrived here as a 3-year-old along with my twin brother, Randy, and our parents. My parents (of blesse[...]

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[...]
How Can We Help? Click Here