Jewish Family Service of Saint Paul

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to people in need

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An Immigrant’s Story

Woman in Class“Bailey” came to JFS seeking housing support for her family. They had arrived from Ethiopia three years previously and had a newborn baby. Bailey’s husband was working at two fast food restaurants but those incomes didn’t keep them from eviction. JFS helped the family acquire a decent apartment, and worked with Bailey on her employment goals.

Click here to read more about Bailey.

“Keeping the Spirit Alive” Conference Registration Is Open

LogoThe Twin Cities Jewish Community Alzheimer’s
Task Force presents “Keeping the Spirit Alive,” a conference for caregivers and those supporting a loved one with dementia. Join us at the Sabes JCC in St. Louis Park from 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 3, 2015.

Although the Conference is free and open to the public, registration is required by April 22. Click here to register online or for more details.

“LEAP for Seniors” Expands To Reach More Participants

Small LogoIf you or someone you know is aged 60 or above and experiencing long-term sadness, low mood or depression, we have a program that can lead to a better mood and sense of wellbeing.

A new development! LEAP is expanding to reach out to all English speaking residents of Ramsey County who are 60 or older. If you or a loved one is interested in this program, please contact Steve Greenberg, LEAP for Seniors Coordinator, at or 651-690-8938.

Click here to learn more about this innovative program and the activities that are the main component of LEAP for Seniors.

More Help for Holocaust Survivors

ClaimsConfLogoThe Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (aka the Claims Conference) has awarded an increase in the funds available for qualifying survivors to receive in-home services and case management as they encounter the challenges of aging. In the U.S., 25% of all Nazi victims live at or below the U.S. poverty threshold, compared to 9% of all U.S. older adults. Approximately 20% are estimated to live with disabilities. JFS currently provides support and services to more than 70 Holocaust survivors in the East Metro area.

For more details, please click here or contact Chris Rosenthal at or 651-690-8920.

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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