Caring Connections

Caring Connections provides opportunities for Jewish adults with developmental disabilities to take part in social and educational events and learn about Jewish holidays and traditions.

Stacey Spencer, Inclusion Program Manager
952-542-4845 |


J-Pride’s mission is to engage Minnesota based Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Jews and their allies to come together for social events, community gatherings, celebrations, and educational opportunities. For more information on upcoming events and programming, “like” J-Pride on Facebook.

Jayce Koester,  J-Pride Program Coordinator
612-481-1037 |


NextGen provides opportunities for young adults ages 21-36 to develop leadership skills and deepen connections to JFCS and its mission through social and volunteer experiences and philanthropy.
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David Lauer, Development NextGen Coordinator
952-417-2124 |

PJ Library

This 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 8 years. PJ Library also hosts regular community events for families. Any family with a Jewish connection is invited to enroll and receive these beautiful, age-appropriate books. Sign up today at or visit PJ Library’s Facebook page.

Carrie Fink, PJ Library Coordinator
952-417-2139 |

PJ Our Way

This is the next chapter of PJ Library, for kids ages 8½-11. With PJ Our Way, rather than receiving a specific book in the mail, kids can go to every month to choose the book they want to receive. Kids can also submit reviews and videos about the books. They can apply to be part of the national Design Team that has early access to PJ Our Way books and helps create content for the website.

Carrie Fink, PJ Library Coordinator
952-417-2139 |

Shalom Baby

Shalom Baby welcomes families of newborns and babies, up to age 2, to the Jewish community. Families with newborns are invited to our community baby showers to meet other families and receive free goodie bags and a subscription to PJ Library. Also join us for Circle Time, an activity group with music, shakers, storytime, tumble time, yoga, massage and parachute play.

Carrie Fink, PJ Library Coordinator
952-417-2139 |