Food Security Initiatives

JFCS and PRISM Food Shelf of Golden Valley have an operating partnership to extend the capacities of both social service agencies to meet the needs of individuals and families experiencing financial hardship and/or food insecurity.

Clare Gravon, Food Security Program Coordinator
952-417-2118 |

Hag Sameach (Happy Holidays) Program

Hag Sameach works with local synagogues, the Sabes JCC, PRISM and other organizations to ensure that people in our community who are in need of extra assistance during the winter holidays, Passover and throughout the rest of the year have a resource for holiday gifts and essential items.

Seeking assistance?

If you are having hardships in celebrating the holidays – whether it is due to financial difficulties, medical reasons, isolation, or something else – JFCS is here for you! Please call 952-546-0616. JFCS’ Intake & Resource Coordination staff can connect you to the Hag Sameach program to receive gifts and ritual items for individuals and families in a confidential manner. You are also welcome to contact your synagogue and get a referral through synagogue staff.

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Mindy Teele, Outreach Coordinator, Hag Sameach & PJ Library
952-542-4870 |

Mental Health Education Conference

A collaborative effort to raise awareness, provide education, and reduce the stigma of mental illness in all segments of the Twin Cities Jewish community.

Tabitha Benci DeRango, JFCS Community Conference Coordinator
952-417-2107 |

The Jewish Community Inclusion Program for People with Disabilities

The Inclusion Program coordinates efforts in raising awareness and increasing access for people with disabilities to participate in all aspects of Jewish life.

Stacey Spencer, Inclusion Program Manager
952-542-4845 |