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August 2017
Wed
2
Aug
Free

Jewish Memory Loss Caregiver Support Group for Spouses and Life Partners

Temple Israel, 2323 Fremont Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55405 United States
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JFCS is offering a support group for Jewish caregivers of spouses and life partners with memory loss. The group meets on the second Wednesday of each month from 1-2:30 p.m. at Temple Israel (2324 Emerson Ave. S., Minneapolis). Barbara Rudnick, MA, JFCS Program Manager for Family Life Education, leads the support group. She has more than 30 years of experience as a group facilitator, focusing on issues such as the challenge of caregiving, loss, grief, and transition. The support group…

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Mon
7
Aug

Jewish Grief Education and Support Group

Adath Jeshurun Congregation, 10500 Hillside Ln W
Minnetonka, MN 55305 United States
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This group is currently full.

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Thu
17
Aug

Community Forum on the Lack of Affordable Housing

Lenox Community Center, 6715 Minnetonka Blvd
St. Louis Park, MN 55426 United States
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JFCS ACT Program staff invites you to attend a community forum on the lack of affordable housing in St. Louis Park, how it's impacting our community, and what action can be taken. "Community Housing Forum: The Changing Landscape of Affordable Housing," will be held 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17, at the Lenox Community Center. More info and RSVP here! JFCS' ACT Program serves families in elementary school and early childhood programs in the St Louis Park School District, providing resources…

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Sun
20
Aug

Yoga in the Park with PJ Library

Oak Hill Park, 3201 Rhode Island Ave S
St. Louis Park, MN 55426 United States
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Let's celebrate summer one more time together before it's over! Meet at the central shelter. Please bring your own towels/yoga mats. The schedule is as follows: 11-11:40 am: Shalom Baby Circle Time, ages 0-2 yrs 11:40 am to 12:20 pm: Picnic (Please bring your own vegetarian style meal!) 12:20-12:50 pm: Yoga for ages 3+ 1 pm: Art activity for everyone *The playground and a splash pad are located nearby. Stay for all or part of it!

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Sun
20
Aug

NextGen Farmer’s Market Produce Rescue

Minneapolis Farmer’s Market, 312 East Lyndale Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55405 United States
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Farmer's Market Produce Rescue Sunday, Aug. 20, 12 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Is visiting the Minneapolis Farmer's Market one of your favorite summer activities? Then join NextGen in "rescuing" unsold produce to be donated to local food shelves and meal programs through The Food Group. Learn more and sign up here.

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September 2017
Sun
10
Sep
$18

High Holiday Family Challah Bake

Sabes Jewish Community Center, 4330 Cedar Lake R S
Minneapolis, MN 55416 United States
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Prepare for the High Holidays with your family. Make the dough from scratch, learn the significance and how to shape a variety of traditional round challahs. Take home one for your family and one to share with someone else. Program includes snacks and musical activities as well! Geared for children ages 4-11 and all family members; bring your friends and grandparents too! Cost is $18 per family, and scholarships are available. RSVP by August 30 at www.KidsChallahMN.com

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Tue
12
Sep
$8.00

‘PJ Cares’ Kickoff Event

Introducing PJ Cares: A year of community service programming for families! Join us at this parents-only reception featuring a panel of Jewish leaders sharing opportunities that uplift the value of tikkun olam and community service for children. The Lynhall - 2640 Lyndale Avenue South, Mpls Tuesday September 12th 6:30 – 9:00 PM $8.00 per person Reception includes light vegetarian fare and adult friendly beverages. Scholarships are available upon request. Space is limited! Register below window.bboxInit = function () { bbox.showForm('1ebf9177-57fa-4cf7-88c7-6da0637000b1');…

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Wed
13
Sep
Free

Professional Networking Group

Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis, 13100 Wayzata Blvd
Minnetonka, MN 55305 United States
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  JFCS Professional Networking Group Wednesday, September 13 9-11 a.m. JFCS 3rd Floor Board Room 13100 Wayzata Blvd, Minnetonka    The JFCS Professional Networking Group offers a holistic approach to job search support. We explore how personal strengths are connected to a successful job search and sustainable employment.   Topics include: * Powerful Communication * Mindfulness & Meditation *Positive Thinking * Self-Care and Wellness And many other topics related to confidence building and empowerment!   All sessions are interactive and provide a natural and supportive…

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Wed
20
Sep

Employer Breakfast

Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis, 13100 Wayzata Blvd
Minnetonka, MN 55305 United States
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Join us to hear from Sholom Home. Sholom, in partnership with our community, supports adults in need across the continuum of care, to live life fully in a Jewish environment where all are welcome. With more than 100 years of service, Sholom offers campus-based programs in Minneapolis/St. Louis Park and St. Paul as well as community-based services across the metro area.

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October 2017
Wed
4
Oct
Free

Professional Networking Group

Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis, 13100 Wayzata Blvd
Minnetonka, MN 55305 United States
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  JFCS Professional Networking Group Wednesday, October 4th 9-11 a.m. JFCS 3rd Floor Board Room 13100 Wayzata Blvd, Minnetonka    The JFCS Professional Networking Group offers a holistic approach to job search support. We explore how personal strengths are connected to a successful job search and sustainable employment.   Topics include: * Powerful Communication * Mindfulness & Meditation *Positive Thinking * Self-Care and Wellness And many other topics related to confidence building and empowerment!   All sessions are interactive and provide a natural and supportive…

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Tue
10
Oct
$10

NextGen Fall Party

Libertine, 3001 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN United States
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Join NextGen, JFCS’ engagement program for young adults ages 21-36, for the annual Fall Party! A $10 donation gets you in the door for an evening of delicious food, drinks (register in advance below to get your free drink ticket), and games at Libertine: “Uptown’s Rec Room.” Keep an eye on NextGen’s Facebook page for more information, or contact Erica Solomon at esolomon@jfcsmpls.org.   window.bboxInit = function () { bbox.showForm('36567e17-6d6f-4762-a231-1454a425e089'); }; (function () { var e = document.createElement('script'); e.async =…

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Tue
10
Oct
Free

J-Pride and Beth Jacob Sukkah Schmooze

Join J-Pride and Beth Jacob’s 20s/30s group for an evening of schmoozing, noshing, and light learning. Explore the meaning of Sukkot as we connect over the value of hachnasat orchim (welcoming guests) and unpack the experience of being welcomed. Make new friends and connect with familiar faces! Desserts and nosh provided. The event will be held at the home of Jessica, David, and Re’ema in South St. Paul. Please RSVP to receive the exact address

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Sun
15
Oct

Shalom Baby Shower

Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis, 13100 Wayzata Blvd
Minnetonka, MN 55305 United States
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Sunday, October 15 Who: Families with babies up to 1 yr. old When: Drop by from 10-11:30 a.m. Where: Levin Family Board Room, First Floor, 13100 Wayzata Blvd, Minnetonka, MN Enjoy refreshments, collect swag bags, shop our baby boutique, participate in circle time, pick-up parenting tips from local experts and meet other families and their babies! RSVP at facebook.com/PJLibraryINmpls or contact Mindy Teele at mteele@jfcsmpls.org or 952-542-4870 for questions and to RSVP.

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Sun
22
Oct

17th Annual Jewish Community Mental Health Conference

Temple Israel, 2323 Fremont Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55405 United States
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TWIN CITIES JEWISH COMMUNITY 17TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE ON MENTAL HEALTH From Hurting to Healing: Journeys of Courage and Hope Featuring keynoter Melody Moezzi Iranian-American activist, award-winning writer and attorney, author of Haldol and Hyacinths: A Bipolar Life Sunday, October 22, 10am-4pm Temple Israel - 2323 Fremont Ave S, Mpls 55405 Free and open to people of all faiths! > See the brochure here > See the poster here > CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

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Mon
23
Oct
$5

Learning from Each Other: An Interfaith Conversation on Mental Health

Mount Olivet Lutheran Church, 5025 Knox Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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Join us for an interfaith dialogue featuring guest speaker Melody Moezzi, Iranian-American activist, attorney and author of Haldol and Hyacinths: A Bipolar Life. Open to clergy of all faiths, congregational staff and lay leaders interested in mental health issues. Register below by October 16. Space is limited. Dairy and veggie lunch provided or bring your own. $5 donation requested per person. No one will be turned away due to lack of funds. Please contact Emily Saltzman at esaltzman@jfcsmpls.org or (952)542-4809…

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Tue
31
Oct

JFCS Annual Online Auction

SHOP ON THEIR BEHALF! October 31 - November 9 JFCS Annual Online Auction with one-of-a kind items and experiences! Proceeds from the Annual Online Auction support the critical work of JFCS, serving thousands in our community, our neighborhoods and our families each year. When you bid (and bid often) you help change lives for the better! Visit www.biddingforgood.com/jfcs for the full catalog of donors and prizes!  

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November 2017
Wed
1
Nov
Free

Professional Networking Group

Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis, 13100 Wayzata Blvd
Minnetonka, MN 55305 United States
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  JFCS Professional Networking Group Wednesday, November 1 9-11 a.m. JFCS 3rd Floor Board Room 13100 Wayzata Blvd, Minnetonka    The JFCS Professional Networking Group offers a holistic approach to job search support. We explore how personal strengths are connected to a successful job search and sustainable employment.   Topics include: * Powerful Communication * Mindfulness & Meditation *Positive Thinking * Self-Care and Wellness And many other topics related to confidence building and empowerment!   All sessions are interactive and provide a natural and supportive…

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Wed
8
Nov

Pack emergency food boxes at PRISM

PRISM, 730 Florida Ave S
Golden Valley, MN 55426 United States
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JFCS is looking for volunteers on Wednesday, Nov 8th, to help pack 30 emergency food boxes for JFCS clients. Shifts are from 4-6 pm or 5-7 pm, but times are flexible. We are looking for 4-5 adult volunteers + kids ages 8-11 years old. It will include a quick tour of the PRISM food shelf in Golden Valley and a brief, age-appropriate discussion of food security. If interested, please contact Clare Gravon at cgravon@jfcsmpls.org or 952-417-2118. Thank you!

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Thu
9
Nov

Hag Sameach Shopping event

Knollwood Target, 8900 Highway 7
Minneapolis, MN 55426 United States
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It's that time again for the annual NextGen shopping trip for the JFCS Hag Sameach program! Hag Sameach (Hebrew for "happy holidays") provides gifts and ritual items for individuals and families in need to have a joyous holiday season. Meet us at Target Knollwood where the dollars you spend on in-kind donations for Hag Sameach will be matched to double the impact thanks to funds allocated by the NextGen Giving Circle. Happy hour at Pizza Luce on Blake Road to…

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Sun
19
Nov

ACT Thanksgiving Bag Delivery

Prince of Peace Church, 8115 MN-7
St. Louis Park, MN 55426 United States
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Volunteers are needed to help provide Thanksgiving food bags to our St. Louis Park/ACT families who might not otherwise be able to celebrate the holiday. Bags will offer shelf-stable holiday food options for families who participate in JFCS’ ACT program, a collaboration between JFCS and St. Louis Park Schools. Each volunteer will deliver just a few bags in the St. Louis Park area. ACT provides support and case management in the areas of parenting and family issues, school concerns, basic…

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