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August 2017

August
2017
2,
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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August
2017
7,

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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December 2018

December
2018
30,

Shalom Baby Circle Time Class

JFCS, 5905 Golden Valley Rd
Golden Valley, MN 55422
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Shalom Baby welcomes families of newborns and babies, up to age 2, to the Jewish community. Join us for Circle Time, an informal activity group with music, shakers, story time, tumble time, yoga, and parachute play. It’s a great way to connect with other sleep-deprived parents. Come as you are, there will be plenty of coffee! Contact Carrie Fink at 952-417-2139 or cfink@jfcsmpls.org with questions.

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January 2019

Sun
6
Jan
$20

PJ Library Challah Bake

JFCS, 5905 Golden Valley Rd
Golden Valley, MN 55422
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Join PJ Library for a family challah bake. Prepare and knead the dough, hear a PJ Library story while it rises, and learn some cool braiding techniques. Each family will go home with 6 loaves to bake in your oven. Recommended for kids ages 4-11 with an adult. Contact Carrie Fink at 952-417-2139 or cfink@jfcsmpls.org to register!

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Sat
12
Jan

PJ Library Traveling Havdalah

Beth El Synagogue, 5225 W. Barry Street
St. Louis Park, MN 55416 United States
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Join PJ library this winter and travel to area synagogues to enjoy family-friendly Havdalah. Beth El, PJ Library, and Camp Ramah invite you to the second installment of the PJ Library Traveling Havdalah series. Families will create their own Havdalah candle, enjoy a musical Havdalah service, and hear some goodnight stories. A light supper will be served at the beginning. Please bring a new pair of two-piece pajamas to be donated to Sweet Dreams for Kids. RSVP by January 10th…

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Thu
17
Jan
$10

NextGen Winter Party

Can Can Wonderland, 755 Prior Ave N
Saint Paul, MN 55104 United States
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Join us for NextGen's Winter Party at Can Can Wonderland (Art Benefit Corporation) on Thursday, January 17th, 2019 from 6 PM to 9 PM. Artisanal pizzas, flatbreads, naan hummus platters, and desserts will be provided. Additional food available for purchase. Registration fee is a $10.00 donation. Pre-registrants get a free drink ticket, good for highball cocktails, rail drinks, draught and canned beer, plus anything on their tap wall which includes beer, wine, cocktails, kombucha, and cold press. All attendees will…

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Sun
27
Jan

Shalom Baby Circle Time

JFCS, 5905 Golden Valley Rd
Golden Valley, MN 55422
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Shalom Baby welcomes families of newborns and babies, up to age 2, to the Jewish community. Join us for our monthly circle time--For January’s session, we invited guest facilitator and local mother Moran Gafni of Baby Needs LLC to attend. She will lead a conversation on improving your connection with your baby/toddler through learning to understand each individual need (physical or emotional). There will be plenty of time for the little ones to play and the parents to chat. Contact…

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Mon
28
Jan

JFCS Volunteer Info Night – POSTPONED UNTIL FEB 25

JFCS, 5905 Golden Valley Rd
Golden Valley, MN 55422
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DUE TO DANGEROUSLY LOW TEMPERATURES AND POOR DRIVING CONDITIONS, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25. Is one of your new year's resolutions to find a meaningful volunteer opportunity? Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis’ (JFCS) offers a variety of volunteer opportunities serving people of all backgrounds and ages and will host a Volunteer Info Night from 7-8 p.m. Monday, February 25, at its office in Golden Valley (5905 Golden Valley Rd). “Whether you are looking for…

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Thu
31
Jan

NextGen Thursday Thrifting at PRISM

PRISM, 1220 Zane Ave N
Golden Valley, MN 55422 United States
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Introducing a new ongoing volunteer opportunity! NextGen volunteers will be helping PRISM Food Shelf and Thrift Shop to sort, curate and process its thrift shop donations. Thursday Thrifting will occur the last Thursday of every month from 5-7 p.m at PRISM in Golden Valley. This event is open to anyone ages 21-36 regardless of prior experience with NextGen.

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February 2019

Wed
6
Feb
Free

Professional Networking Group

JFCS, 5905 Golden Valley Rd
Golden Valley, MN 55422
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  JFCS Professional Networking Group Square Pegs and Round Holes: Why So Much Career Advice Doesn’t Work and What You Can Do About It. Wednesday, February 6 9-11 a.m. 5905 Golden Valley Rd, Golden Valley, MN 55422   When you job search, you are told to network, to develop a personal brand, and to communicate your strengths to potential employers. This is great advice, but unfortunately, it often comes in one-size-fits-all form. At this meeting, you will use the Myers-Briggs…

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Sat
9
Feb

PJ Library Traveling Havdalah

Temple Israel, 2323 Fremont Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55405 United States
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Temple Israel and PJ Library invite you to the third in a traveling monthly series of family Havdalah celebrations. Join together with other families with young children as we sing and tell stories, make a spice collage, and create a special wall hanging. We will then say goodbye to Shabbat with a musical service, followed by a child-friendly dinner. RSVP here! Each Havdalah is open to all PJ families; you do not need to be a member of PJ Library…

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Tue
12
Feb

NASW-Sponsored Ethics Workshop

JFCS, 5905 Golden Valley Rd
Golden Valley, MN 55422
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Social Work, Social Person: Finding Balance in the Context of Social Work Ethics Presented by NASW-MN Chapter Presenter: Rob Edwards MSW LGSW PACC Tuesday, February 12, 2019 9am-12pm JFCS Community Room Workshop Description Social media cuts across domains of workplace, profession, family, friends, clients etc. Those entering the social work profession as well as seasoned social work professionals must understand the duality inherent in the use of social media as it relates to both clients and themselves. Social workers should…

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Sun
24
Feb

Shalom Baby Shower

JFCS, 5905 Golden Valley Rd
Golden Valley, MN 55422
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Enjoy refreshments, collect swag bags, shop our baby boutique and resource tables, participate in circle time, and meet other families and their babies! Join us at 10 a.m. JFCS in Golden Valley - 5905 Golden Valley Road. For event details and to RSVP, go to facebook.com/PJLibraryINmpls or contact Carrie Fink at cfink@jfcsmpls.org or 952-417-2139. Shalom Baby welcomes families of newborns and babies to the Jewish community with special events and opportunities to meet other families. A special thanks to: Gogo…

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Mon
25
Feb

JFCS Volunteer Info Night

JFCS, 5905 Golden Valley Rd
Golden Valley, MN 55422
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Is one of your new year's resolutions to find a meaningful volunteer opportunity? Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis’ (JFCS) offers a variety of volunteer opportunities serving people of all backgrounds and ages and will host a Volunteer Info Night from 7-8 p.m. Monday, February 25, at its office in Golden Valley (5905 Golden Valley Rd). “Whether you are looking for one-time volunteering or doing so on a regular basis, we have the right fit for you!” said Dana…

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Thu
28
Feb

NextGen Thursday Thrifting at PRISM

PRISM, 1220 Zane Ave N
Golden Valley, MN 55422 United States
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Introducing a new ongoing volunteer opportunity! NextGen volunteers will be helping PRISM Food Shelf and Thrift Shop to sort, curate and process its thrift shop donations. Thursday Thrifting will occur the last Thursday of every month from 5-7 p.m at PRISM in Golden Valley. This event is open to anyone ages 21-36 regardless of prior experience with NextGen.

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March 2019

Sun
3
Mar
$10

PJ Library Climbing Day at Minneapolis Bouldering Day

Minneapolis Bouldering Project, 1433 W River Rd N
Minneapolis, MN 55411 United States
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Join PJ Library at the Minneapolis Bouldering Project for an afternoon of climbing! We’ll have expert instructors available to show families how to tackle this new challenge, plus snacks and story time to refuel and rest. You can read more about MBP here.

Space is limited so register today! Each person attending needs to complete a waiver form here.

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Sat
9
Mar

PJ Library Traveling Havdalah

Adath Jeshurun Congregation, 10500 Hillside Ln W
Minnetonka, MN 55305 United States
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THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER Put on your PJs and join us at Adath for our final session of PJ Library Traveling Havdalah. We’ll start with a light dinner, then enjoy Shabbat singing and craft activities followed by a musical Havdalah service with Hazzan Joanna Dulkin. Fun for the whole family—all ages welcome. Free, but RSVPs requested here. Each Havdalah is open to all PJ families; you do not need to be a member of PJ Library…

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Sun
10
Mar

Jewish Community Day at Mall of America®

Mall of America, 60 E Broadway
Bloomington, MN 55425 United States
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ABOUT THE EVENT The entire community is invited to Jewish Community Day at the Mall of America for a gathering of special opportunities just for us! Free tours, discounted attractions, special offers and the opportunity to come together in a new way! This is a happening that you won’t want to miss! ATTRACTIONS & DISCOUNTS Discounted Nickelodeon Universe wristbands Discount admission to: Dutchman’s Deck Adventure Course, 5D Extreme Attraction by Matrix Technology, FlyOver America, Moose Mountain Adventure Golf, Rock of…

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Sun
10
Mar

Better Angels Red Blue Workshop

JFCS, 5905 Golden Valley Rd
Golden Valley, MN 55422
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JFCS is proud to host Better Angels Red Blue workshop. This event brings together citizens from opposite ends of the political spectrum for structured conversations, with a focus on listening and reflecting.

When you register, you will identify which way you lean (Red or Blue). We will need approximately equal numbers of Red and Blue attendees. The Red and Blue side will each have 6-8 participants, who will engage in small- and large-group discussions throughout the day with individuals of both the same and different political persuasions.

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Mon
11
Mar

Parent Ambassador Committee Kickoff

JFCS, 5905 Golden Valley Rd
Golden Valley, MN 55422
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PJ Library is starting a volunteer-led Parent Ambassador Committee. All PJ parents are welcome to join us for this kickoff! We’ll explore the vision for the committee, including how parents can help guide strategic direction, programming, and outreach for PJ Library. We’ll provide pizza for dinner. There is no expectation to commit–just come for food and child-free conversation with other parents!

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