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August 2020

August
2020
12,

It’s Chanukah in August!

JFCS, 5905 Golden Valley Rd
Golden Valley, MN 55422
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Join PJ Library and help fill the Hag Sameach Warehouse with highly needed donations. We are collecting gift items now for the winter holidays. There will be contactless donation drop off and some Chanukah-themed decorations and goodies for the kids! Tuesday, August 11th: 5 - 7 pm Wednesday, August 12th: 10 am - noon Tuesday, August 18th: 5 - 7 pm Wednesday, August 19th: 10 am - noon Jewish Family and Children’s Service - 5905 Golden Valley Road JFCS’ Hag…

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August
2020
18,

It’s Chanukah in August!

JFCS, 5905 Golden Valley Rd
Golden Valley, MN 55422
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Join PJ Library and help fill the Hag Sameach Warehouse with highly needed donations. We are collecting gift items now for the winter holidays. There will be contactless donation drop off and some Chanukah-themed decorations and goodies for the kids! Tuesday, August 11th: 5 - 7 pm Wednesday, August 12th: 10 am - noon Tuesday, August 18th: 5 - 7 pm Wednesday, August 19th: 10 am - noon Jewish Family and Children’s Service - 5905 Golden Valley Road JFCS’ Hag…

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August
2020
19,

It’s Chanukah in August!

JFCS, 5905 Golden Valley Rd
Golden Valley, MN 55422
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Join PJ Library and help fill the Hag Sameach Warehouse with highly needed donations. We are collecting gift items now for the winter holidays. There will be contactless donation drop off and some Chanukah-themed decorations and goodies for the kids! Tuesday, August 11th: 5 - 7 pm Wednesday, August 12th: 10 am - noon Tuesday, August 18th: 5 - 7 pm Wednesday, August 19th: 10 am - noon Jewish Family and Children’s Service - 5905 Golden Valley Road JFCS’ Hag…

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September 2020

September
2020
14,
$15

Parenting for Racial Justice: Two Part Virtual Series

Parenting for Racial Justice: Two Part Series In order to teach our children about racism and to have ongoing meaningful discussion, we much first educate ourselves. Join us for this two part series about racism and parenting. Join us for one or ideally both sessions as the content and conversation will build upon each other. Part 1: The Parents In this class we will focus on understanding racism as a complex system of oppression that impacts everyone negatively. We will…

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September
2020
21,
$15

Parenting for Racial Justice: Two Part Virtual Series

Parenting for Racial Justice: Two Part Series In order to teach our children about racism and to have ongoing meaningful discussion, we much first educate ourselves. Join us for this two part series about racism and parenting. Join us for one or ideally both sessions as the content and conversation will build upon each other. Part 1: The Parents In this class we will focus on understanding racism as a complex system of oppression that impacts everyone negatively. We will…

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August 2021

August
2021
29,

Stepping Into Teshuvah Virtual Recovery Retreat

ZOOM, MN United States + Google Map

Not ready to dive head-first into the High Holy Days? How about taking the first step? Jewish Community Addiction Services is proud to partner with Our Jewish Recovery for Stepping Into Teshuvah, a virtual Jewish recovery retreat! Join us on Sunday 8/29, 11:00am-3:30pm CDT and/or Sunday 9/12, 3:00-7:30pm CDT for learning, connection, spirituality, and fun! We are excited to bring the Jewish recovery movement together to prepare our hearts, souls, and minds for the High Holidays and practice of Teshuvah. Now,…

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September 2021

September
2021
12,

Stepping Into Teshuvah Virtual Recovery Retreat

ZOOM, MN United States + Google Map

Not ready to dive head-first into the High Holy Days? How about taking the first step? Jewish Community Addiction Services is proud to partner with Our Jewish Recovery for Stepping Into Teshuvah, a virtual Jewish recovery retreat! Join us on Sunday 8/29, 11:00am-3:30pm CDT and/or Sunday 9/12, 3:00-7:30pm CDT for learning, connection, spirituality, and fun! We are excited to bring the Jewish recovery movement together to prepare our hearts, souls, and minds for the High Holidays and practice of Teshuvah. Now,…

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April 2022

Wed
6
Apr

Passover Classroom Kits

JFCS, 5905 Golden Valley Rd
Golden Valley, MN 55422
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Calling all parents of early elementary school students at non-Jewish schools: sign up for a PJ Library Passover Classroom Kit! You’ll receive everything you need to share the holiday with your child’s classroom (either virtually or in person). The kit includes a fun, age appropriate explanation of Passover, a few hands on activities and props, and a PJ Library story you can read to the class. Kits are limited and registration is required. Sign up by Friday, March 25. Kits…

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Mon
18
Apr

Freedom from Addiction Annual Seder

ZOOM, MN United States + Google Map

Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis (JFCS) and The Jewish Recovery Network (JRN) invite you to the annual VIRTUAL Freedom Seder: Celebrating our Freedom from Addiction and our Exodus from Slavery. MONDAY, APRIL 18, 2022 | 7 - 8:30PM CT using our NEW special JRN Haggadah To request a complimentary bag filled with festive Passover foods*, register by April 4 • Before the Freedom Seder: Eat a festive meal (so you are not too hungry)! • For the Basic Experience:…

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May 2022

Thu
5
May

Yom Ha’atzmaut Celebration 2022

Sabes Center Minneapolis, 4330 S. Cedar Lake Road
Minneapolis, MN 55416
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4 PM – 6:30 PM FREE | Sabes Center Minneapolis Celebrate Israel’s 74th Birthday with music, games, dancing, food and fun. Enjoy interactive displays, get “henna-ed,” tour the inspiring “Landscapes from Home” gallery exhibition. Help PJ Library Minneapolis and St. Paul make Israel-themed bookmarks and cards for families in Ukraine. Join in a community sing-a-long and experience some of what makes modern Israel such a special and important place. Fun for kids, teens and adults. 4:30 PM Communal Sing-a-long 5:15…

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Sat
7
May

Shabbat Afternoon in the Park with PJ Library

Wolfe Park, 3700 Monterey Drive
St. Louis Park, MN 55416 United States
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All families are welcome to join PJ Library for a Shabbat afternoon in the park. Wolfe Park has a wonderful playground for kids of all ages. We’ll have a few Shabbat themed crafts for the kids and snacks for all. Please RSVP to Carrie Fink at cfink@jfcsmpls.org so she knows to look for your family and can get in touch in case of any weather issues. Hope to see you whether this is your first PJ Library event or you’re…

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Sat
21
May

PJ Library Lag Ba’Omer Celebration

Aquila Park, 3110 Xylon Ave S
St. Louis Park, MN 55426
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Join PJ Parent Connectors Terri and Jenny for an afternoon celebrating Lag Ba'Omer. Enjoy a fire-themed craft, grilling, kid-friendly snacks, music, stories, and more. This is best for babies/toddlers and their big siblings. Email Terri or Jenny to RSVP and receive more details.

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Wed
25
May

Volunteer Appreciation Event

JFCS, 5905 Golden Valley Rd
Golden Valley, MN 55422
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Wed, May 25th from 4 – 6 p.m.  JFCS - 5905 Golden Valley Road, Golden Valley, MN 55422  Join us for a volunteer appreciation event as we celebrate you and all you do for our community. Stop by JFCS anytime between 4-6 p.m. for an open house celebration. Refreshments will be served. Contact Dana Shapiro, Community & Volunteer Engagement Manager at dshapiro@jfcsmpls.org or 952.417.2112.  RSVP below by Wed, May 18th to receive a special gift at the event. 

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June 2022

Wed
8
Jun

JFCS 112th Annual Meeting

JFCS, 5905 Golden Valley Rd
Golden Valley, MN 55422
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 Please join us for our 112th ANNUAL MEETING  Wednesday, June 8 | Noon–1:30 pm | In-person and on Zoom  Elections for the Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis Board of Directors will be held. We will welcome those being elected for a first three-year term including Rachel Ganani, Allison Gelfman, Beth Levy, Jeff Lifson, Andrew Savitz, Andy Stillman and Robert Yost. We will hear remarks from Board President Josh Hasko and acknowledge the contributions of dedicated volunteers Gloria Murman and…

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Fri
10
Jun

PJ Library Shabbat in the Park – South Minneapolis

Lake Nokomis Playground, 2477 Minnehaha Ave E
Minneapolis, MN 55417 United States
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Join hosts Carrie Fink and Terri Lindenbaum and their families for Shabbat in the Park. This casual Shabbat get-together is a chance to meet and build relationships with Jewish families in your area. Parents with kids of all ages are welcome. Bring a blanket and picnic snacks/dinner (whatever works for your family) and come to hang out! Contact Carrie and Terri with questions: cfink@jfcsmpls.org and terrilindenbaum.pj@gmail.com. Friday, June 10 5:00pm Lake Nokomis Playground (just east of  Lake Nokomis Community Center)

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Tue
14
Jun

NextGen Annual Trivia

Utepils Brewing, 225 Thomas Ave N #700
Minneapolis, MN 55405
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NextGen is excited to bring back our Annual Trivia Event, in person!! Join us June 14th at Utepils Brewing for a night of trivia by Trivia Mafia. There will be chipotle! Register by June 8th for your free drink ticket. Day of registrations will be welcome if space permits. Trivia will start at 7:00pm! Win money for the JFCS program of your choice! Register with a $15 donation, all the money will be put into a “pot”. The winning team…

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Wed
15
Jun

Puppet Wagon Show with PJ Library

Schaper Park, 631 Ottawa Ave N
Golden Valley, MN 55422
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All families are welcome to join PJ Library for a fun morning at Schaper Park. This playground has a new challenge course that’s appropriate for kids of all ages. We’ll hang out at the playground and then watch a puppet show put on by the Golden Valley Puppet Wagon (estimated start time 11:15). There will be snacks for the kids and the adults! Please RSVP to Carrie Fink at cfink@jfcsmpls.org so she knows to look for your family and can…

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Wed
15
Jun

JFCS Memory Cafe

JFCS, 5905 Golden Valley Rd
Golden Valley, MN 55422
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JFCS Memory Café is a gathering for people with memory loss and their caregivers. Café members meet twice per month for activities and socialization in a comfortable, supportive environment. This summer, we will be welcoming award-winning folk musician and COMPAS teaching artist Charlie Maguire to our Café to lead classes on songwriting. Charlie will collaborate with the group to create and perform an original song. The Summer 2022 Café will be held: Wednesday afternoons from 1:30-3 p.m. June 15, June…

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Fri
24
Jun

PJ Library Shabbat in the Park-Plymouth

Plymouth Creek Park, 3625 Fernbrook Ln N
Plymouth, MN 55446
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PJ Library Shabbat in the Park-Plymouth June 24 at 6pm Plymouth Creek Park, Plymouth Join host Laura Adelman and family for Shabbat in the Park. This casual Shabbat get-together is a chance to meet and build relationships with Jewish families in your area. Parents with kids of all ages are welcome. Bring a blanket and picnic snacks/dinner (whatever works for your family) and come to hang out! Contact Laura with questions: laura.adelman@hotmail.com.

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Wed
29
Jun

JFCS Memory Cafe

JFCS, 5905 Golden Valley Rd
Golden Valley, MN 55422
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JFCS Memory Café is a gathering for people with memory loss and their caregivers. Café members meet twice per month for activities and socialization in a comfortable, supportive environment. This summer, we will be welcoming award-winning folk musician and COMPAS teaching artist Charlie Maguire to our Café to lead classes on songwriting. Charlie will collaborate with the group to create and perform an original song. The Summer 2022 Café will be held: Wednesday afternoons from 1:30-3 p.m. June 15, June…

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