Former JFS Head of Resettlement Dies

Gayle Saeks died in St. Paul on March 21. She was born and raised in St. Paul and graduated from St. Paul Central High School in 1959. She received both her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Minnesota. Gayle spent the early part of her work life teaching preschool and first grade. She […]

Support Passover for All

JFS has a tradition of bringing our supporters and those in need together so more families can celebrate Passover.

Making an Impact

LEAP has impacted hundreds of seniors. Here are just a few of their stories.

JFS Making an Impact Series

In the Making an Impact series, clients and services are featured to expand awareness of the wide array of help available at JFS and to ensure donors understand the lives they touch and the difference they make throughout the community. Client names have been changed to protect their confidentiality. Salim is an 89-year-old Somali elder who was […]

Community Chaplaincy Program Expands

As part of JFS’s commitment to mental health and well-being, the Community Chaplaincy program has been expanded. JFS Community Chaplain Rabbi Lynn Liberman will now serve in a full-time capacity at JFS.

Giving Circle Funds Mental Health Program

Several members of Jewish Federation of Greater St. Paul’s Giving Circle attended the JFS Board of Directors meeting on February 25 with Federation President Mark Adelman to present a $1,000 check to support a new Mental Health Film Series initiative that will be offered later this year.

Training Designed to Create Dementia-Friendly Communities

In 2010 the State of Minnesota passed legislation requiring the state to prepare for the huge impact Alzheimer’s disease will have on our population and our resources over the next few decades. One of the five areas the state identified as needing attention is helping communities become dementia capable. The state chose five pilot communities […]