Top 10 reasons to attend JFCS’s 24th Annual Benefit

Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis (JFCS) is holding its 24th Annual Benefit Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Hilton Minneapolis (1001 Marquette Ave S). As one of the biggest fundraising events in the Twin Cities, there are dozens of reasons to attend the Benefit, but here are 10 particularly good ones:

  1. The Benefit’s “40 and Under” Pre-Party will undoubtedly feature plenty of attractive young adults dressed to the nines — and you’ll get a FREE SIGNATURE COCKTAIL to boot.
  2. This is the most important reason, but we thought we’d kick off the list with the Pre-Party: Your ticket purchase goes toward helping 17,000 people of all backgrounds each year reach their full potential. Money raised through the Benefit provides critically needed services such as emergency financial assistance, job search guidance, mentors for youth, home visits that promote early childhood literacy, transportation for seniors and much more.
  3. You’ll get to enjoy the hilarious comedy of rising-star MODI and the music of opening act, Taras Umrysh, a talented multi-genre violinist. Check out MODI here and Taras Umrysh here.
  4. Your $5 raffle ticket could win amazing prizes like a Macbook Air computer, weekend getaway in New York City, Fisker Karma luxury car rental and hotel stay/dinner package at the Graves 601 Hotel. There will also be many items in the Mini Silent Auction that would make great gifts for the upcoming holidays.
  5. You’ll end up with a lot of stylish photos you can post on Facebook and Instagram.
  6. Not only do you get a free cocktail at the “40 and Under” Pre-Party, but you’ll also enjoy delicious desserts at the Cindi and Harold Goldfine Dessert Reception.
  7. All your friends will be there.
  8. It’s cheaper than your average Saturday night out and the money you spend helps the community.
  9. You could meet your future spouse… or your next fling.
  10. To recap: Free cocktail, helping the community, fun socializing and lots of laughter. So get your tickets! To come to the “40 and Under” Pre-Party, MODI and Taras Umrysh show, and dessert, you can get a $50 Friend ticket (general seating) or $125 Patron ticket (choice seating). To enjoy all that with an elegant dinner, you can get a Benefactor Under 40 ticket (if you qualify) for the discounted price of $150. Call 952-542-4878 or purchase online at Other ticket levels are listed online. Tickets will be mailed the week before the event.