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February 2019

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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Sun
24
Mar

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. There will be plenty of time for the little ones to play and the parents to chat. Contact Carrie Fink at 952-417-2139 or cfink@jfcsmpls.org with questions.

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Thu
28
Mar

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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April 2019

Wed
3
Apr
Free

Professional Networking Group

JFCS, 5905 Golden Valley Rd
Golden Valley, MN 55422
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  JFCS Professional Networking Group Networking for Job Search and Career Development Wednesday, April 3 9-11 a.m. 5905 Golden Valley Rd, Golden Valley, MN 55422   The 20-Minute Networking Meeting by Nathan Perez, will touch on the five most important parts of a professional networking meeting. You will learn how to distill a typical 60-minute meeting into an efficient, informative and highly productive 20-minute networking meeting and how to engage in Social, Speed, and Spontaneous Networking.  The JFCS Professional Networking Group offers…

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Sun
7
Apr

Keeping the Spirit Alive – The Conference for Caregivers and Those Supporting a Loved One with Dementia

Beth El Synagogue, 5225 W. Barry Street
St. Louis Park, MN 55416 United States
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The Twin Cities Jewish Community Alzheimer’s Task Force Presents:
KEEPING THE SPIRIT ALIVE - The Conference for Caregivers and Those Supporting a Loved One with Dementia

Featuring keynote speaker Dr. Vic Sandler, MD and emcee Jana Shortal
April 7, 2019, from 8 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Beth El Synagogue (5225 Barry St. W., St. Louis Park)

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Sun
7
Apr
$10

PJ Library/Hag Sameach Passover Packing Party and Chocolate Seder

JFCS, 5905 Golden Valley Rd
Golden Valley, MN 55422
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PJ Library and the Hag Sameach program invite you and your family to come help assemble Hag Sameach Passover bags for delivery. Then take part in an extra delicious chocolate seder! We’ll drink 4 glasses of chocolate milk, create a Hillel (s'more) sandwich, and explore plenty more chocolate treats from our chocolate themed Haggadah. This event is for kids ages 5 and up.

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Wed
10
Apr

Volunteer Open House

JFCS, 5905 Golden Valley Rd
Golden Valley, MN 55422
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In celebration of National Volunteer Week (April 7-13), we want to thank all those who helped JFCS throughout the past year. If you are a current or past volunteer of JFCS, please join us so we can say hi and thank you in person! Stop by the Volunteer Open House at JFCS on Wednesday, April 10, from 10 a.m. to noon. This will be a great opportunity to tour our new home in Golden Valley, enjoy some coffee and nosh,…

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Mon
22
Apr
$25

Freedom From Addiction Seder

Beth El Synagogue, 5225 W. Barry Street
St. Louis Park, MN 55416 United States
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The Jewish Recovery Network (JRN) and Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis (JFCS) invite you to the annual Freedom Seder Celebrating our Freedom from Addiction and our Exodus from Slavery Led by Cantor Art Shragg Monday, April 22, 2019 6:00 – 9:00 pm Seder (Registration begins at 5:30pm) Beth El Synagogue, 5225 W. Barry Street, St. Louis Park 55416 Cost: $25 per person (Children under 10: $10) Full Non-Alcohol Seder Meal, Financial Assistance Available, Special JRN Haggadah For further…

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Thu
25
Apr

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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Sun
28
Apr

Movie Screening: Normal Isn’t Real

JFCS, 5905 Golden Valley Rd
Golden Valley, MN 55422
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JFCS, in conjunction with the Learning Disabilities Association of Minnesota (LDA), will host a screening of the film “Normal Isn’t Real,” on Sunday, April 28, from 2-4 p.m. in the Community Room at JFCS (5905 Golden Valley Rd, Golden Valley). “Normal Isn’t Real” is a series of four mini documentary-style videos featuring successful young adults sharing their stories of coming to terms with their learning disability and ADHD issues. These candid portraits take the viewer into the subjects’ daily lives;…

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Sun
28
Apr

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. There will be plenty of time for the little ones to play and the parents to chat. Contact Carrie Fink at 952-417-2139 or cfink@jfcsmpls.org with questions.

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May 2019

Wed
1
May
$10

Moving From Anxiety to Optimal Well-being

Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 4100 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN United States
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Learn from Dr. Sulik how to help people move from anxiety to optimal wellness, find out what other congregations are doing in the area of mental health, and gather resources to bring back to your own community. Open to clergy of all faiths, congregational staff, lay leaders and members interested in mental health.

$10 – includes lunch; Those in need of subsidy should contact Amy Weiss at aweiss@jfcsmpls.org.

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Sun
5
May
Free

Good Deeds Day

JFCS, 5905 Golden Valley Rd
Golden Valley, MN 55422
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Sunday, May 5 @ 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. JFCS - 5905 Golden Valley Rd Join PJ Library and Heilicher Minneapolis Jewish Day School for a meaningful day of service. Families will work on a variety of service projects benefitting local nonprofit organizations, including JFCS neighbor agency, PRISM (prismmpls.org). A light Kosher lunch will be provided and tours of PRISM’s food shelf will be offered. This is a drop-in event, so we welcome you to come by whenever is convenient…

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Fri
10
May

Trauma, Security, and Faith: Jewish Perspectives on Gun Violence

JFCS, 5905 Golden Valley Rd
Golden Valley, MN 55422
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What are some of the ways gun violence impacts our communities? How can we work together to address this epidemic? Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC), National Council of Jewish Women - Minnesota (NCJW), and Jewish Family and Children's Service of Minneapolis (JFCS) are proud to present a panel discussion offering Jewish perspectives on gun violence from several unique angles. We will also learn what advocacy opportunities exist for those who wish to get involved in…

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