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April 2021

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1
Apr

Clean Speech Minnesota

Join the Twin Cities Jewish community for a month of speaking mindfully. Our words have the power to unite, rather than divide. What happens when we put this Jewish teaching into practice? We can’t wait to find out with you through Clean Speech Minnesota, a month-long initiative of the Minnesota Jewish community. For the month of April, JFCS is partnering with nearly 30 other local Jewish organizations to inspire our community to spend thirty days speaking mindfully. You’ll receive prompts,…

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Sun
25
Apr

Good Deeds Day

PJ Library Minneapolis, Heilicher Minneapolis Jewish Day School, and Talmud Torah of Minneapolis are partnering again this spring to bring Good Deeds Day to your home! Families that register will be mailed a new spring-themed Kindness Kit with a focus on environmental justice, anti-racism, and honoring our elders. The kit contents can be completed on your time at home. When you’ve completed the activities, upload your photos using the hashtag #GoodDeedsAtHomeMPLS to our facebook event page and showcase your work. The…

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Sun
25
Apr

VIRTUAL – Shalom Baby Circle Time

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Start your day with PJ Library! Join parents and their babies/toddlers for a casual online gathering with some songs, stories, and conversation. Feel free to wear your pajamas (this includes both kids and adults!)

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Tue
27
Apr

Virtual Volunteer Appreciation Happy Hour

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Please join us for a Virtual Volunteer Appreciation Happy Hour! Tuesday, April 27 @ 5pm on Zoom In celebration of National Volunteer Week, we will gather together to thank our JFCS volunteers and celebrate your ongoing dedication and commitment to serving our community. We are so grateful for your generosity and willingness to help in this difficult time. Judy Halper, JFCS CEO, and Jeff Barin, JFCS Board President will provide an update on how JFCS has pivoted during COVID-19, so…

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May 2021

Sun
2
May

Keeping the Spirit Alive: A conference for caregivers supporting a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia

Keeping the Spirit Alive, the conference for caregivers supporting a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia is designed to support caregivers and let them know that they are not alone on their journey. This free conference for caregivers, family members, lay leaders, clergy and professionals provides practical approaches for caregiving, tactics to take care of the caregiver, plus educational and research updates about dementia, through a Jewish lens. The conference also provides information about community resources that are available. JFCS…

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June 2021

Wed
9
Jun

JFCS 111th Annual Meeting

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Please join us for our 111th ANNUAL MEETING Wednesday, June 9 | Noon to 1:30 p.m. on Zoom Please RSVP below and instructions will then be emailed to you. Elections for the Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis Board of Directors will be held. We will welcome those being nominated for a first 3-year term including, Abby Barin, Rachel Frailich, Noah Londer, Audra Mintz and Cindy Tapper. We will recognize directors whose terms are ending, including outgoing Board Members…

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July 2021

Tue
27
Jul

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

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JFCS will host a six-week class, “Powerful Tools for Caregivers.” The class is designed to provide you with a wealth of self-care tools that will help you take care of yourself while taking care of others. You will learn to reduce stress, improve your self-confidence, bring more balance to your life, better communicate your feelings, and increase your ability to make tough decisions. Tuesdays, July 27 through August 31, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Virtual on Zoom The class is…

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