Jewish Family Service of Saint Paul

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JFS Introduces Community Chaplaincy Program

At the JFS Annual Meeting on June 2, 2015, JFS Executive Director Ted Flaum introduced Rabbi Lynn Liberman as our new Community Chaplain, who will provide services addressing the spiritual needs of people throughout our community, across all faith backgrounds. Below is a summary of her work and her vision for the program:

“Erev Tov!

One of the great fears for many individuals, in general but especially at the end of life or when facing disease, is the fear of being alone!

Someone, I will call Sally, is a former Minnesotan who now lives out of State.   (more…)

Client Testimonial

Read this moving testimonial about how an anonymous JFS client has benefited from our services —

“Life has a way of handing us many challenges.  Often times, they arrive in the form of personal or family health issues or family housing problems.  Those challenges usually come at the least opportune times and without warning.

 When something like that happens, St. Paul Jewish Federation and United Way sponsored agencies like Jewish Family Service of St. Paul are there to lend a helping hand.  Such was the case for me, a member of our community; the Jewish Community.  Jews are NOT immune to major life challenges. (more…)

2014 JFS Annual Report now available

Jewish Family Service  of St. Paul is proud to share our 2014 Annual Report.  The past year proved to be a very full and successful year for JFS, as we provided services to 1,193 individuals throughout the community.  We are fortunate to have such a dedicated and professional staff, as well as a diverse and active Board of Directors.  To review our Annual Report, please click HERE.

Support Group for Parents of Adult Children who Struggle

angry-parent-Gladskikh-Tatiana-editedSunday, June 17, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm @ JFS Office.  For more info call 651-698-0767.

Are you the parent of a young adult (ages 18-29) whose path to independence and self-reliance is hampered by struggles with depression, anxiety, eating disorders, substance abuse or other mental health issues?

Join with other parents to provide encouragement and share experiences and resources with each other in a confidential and supportive setting.  The group meets on the 3rd Sunday of the month at the JFS office, 1633 7th St. W., St Paul from 6 to 8 p.m.

Questions? Call JFS at (651) 698-0767 or email:


Touching Lives


From Jackie’s Story

Jackie came to JFS in August 2011 after she chose UCare for her health insurance program. She had just turned 65. Jackie had been living with her daughter but decided to move and live in an apartment alone after she and her daughter had a…

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