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Jewish Agencies

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Jewish Community Foundation of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation
13100 Wayzata Blvd., Suite 200
Minnetonka, MN 55305
Fax: 952-593-2544

At The Jewish Community Foundation, we bring together people who are invested in building a better world through the core Jewish values of compassion, justice, and learning. Our years of experience and community history give us a unique ability to provide you and your family with the valuable tools and expertise that make charitable giving thoughtful and creative. Whether you support local Jewish education or global relief efforts, we connect you with the causes that reflect your values.


Jewish Federation of Greater St. Paul (Federation)
790 S. Cleveland Ave., Suite 227
St. Paul, MN 55116
Fax: 651-690-0228
Executive Director: Eli Skora
President: Susan Minsberg
Campaign Director: Dan Lepow

The Jewish Federation of Greater St. Paul unites, sustains and enhances the St. Paul area Jewish community and strengthens bonds with Jewish communities in Israel and around the world. The Federation fulfills this mission through an annual fundraising campaign, endowments and planning, and by working in partnership with social services agencies, educational institutions and synagogues. Committed volunteers work together with a trained professional staff to coordinate the fundraising, planning and budgeting for 11 local partner agencies and overseas partners, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, the Jewish Agency for Israel and World ORT.


Jewish Federation of Greater St. Paul — Men’s Division
Director: Dan Lepow
Chair: Mark Adelman

The Men’s Division of the Jewish Federation of Greater St. Paul organizes and conducts an annual fundraising campaign, develops leadership in the Jewish community, and provides networking opportunities, a speaker series and trips to Israel and beyond. Get involved and get connected with others who care about our Jewish community and want to make a difference.


Jewish Federation of Greater St. Paul — Women’s Philanthropy
Director: Sharyn Effress Pesses
Chair: Marni Tselos
Board Chair: Nancy Lane

The Women’s Philanthropy division of the Jewish Federation of Greater St. Paul organizes and conducts an annual women’s fundraising campaign and broadens the base of women’s participation in Federation. We are proactive in evolving issues of concern to contemporary Jewish women, and we develop and enhance personal networking, leadership skills and responsible communal leadership.


Jewish Federation of Greater St. Paul — Young Adults Division (YAD)
Director: Dan Mogelson
Chair: Alissa Abelson

The Young Adults Division of the Jewish Federation of Greater St. Paul attracts and develops future leadership for the local Jewish community, ages 22-45. In addition to fundraising activities for Jewish communal needs locally, nationally and internationally, YAD organizes and sponsors educational, social and outreach activities.


Minneapolis Jewish Federation
13100 Wayzata Blvd., Suite 200
Minnetonka, MN 55305
Fax: 952-593-2544
Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operations Officer Myra Giesener
President: David Orbuch

For more than 80 years, the Minneapolis Jewish Federation has worked with people and partners across the globe to build a vibrant, inclusive and supportive Jewish community. We nurture Jewish life and learning, help those in need, and build connections with Israel and Jews around the world.


Sabes JCC
Barry Family Campus
4330 Cedar Lake Rd. S.
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
Fax: 952-381-3401
Chief Executive Officer: Joshua Wert
Board President: David Levi

We offer exciting and innovative educational, social, cultural, recreational, fitness and communal programs to thousands of members and participants each year. We strive to nurture life balance in an inclusive environment where everyone is welcome. Inspired by Jewish values, we acknowledge and respect people’s differences no matter what their beliefs or abilities might be. As we proudly celebrate Jewish holidays and heritage, we also embrace our neighbors and provide events, programs and classes for everyone to enjoy. Our programming includes early childhood education, summer day camp, programs for active older adults 60+, adult enrichment and education, arts exhibits and workshops, performing arts, and more. Individuals requiring additional services to participate should contact Anita Lewis, inclusion director, at 952-381-3489. We offer many membership types to fit you or your family’s needs; call 952-381-3414 to learn more.


Sabes JCC — Special Events
Development Director–Community Engagement: Tamar Fenton

The Sabes JCC holds several annual events to raise funds for programming and provide services to the community. The annual golf tournament takes place in August and raises funds for scholarships and each year, our annual benefit brings the community together for a memorable celebration. The Twin Cities Jewish Film Festival and the Jewish Humor Festival, presented in partnership with the St. Paul JCC, are highlights of our annual season. Throughout the year, the Sabes JCC hosts a range of events for all ages.  Updated event information can be found at:


St. Paul JCC
1375 St. Paul Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55116
Fax: 651-698-8591
Executive Director: Michael Waldman
Board President: Howard Orenstein

The Jewish Community Center of the Greater St. Paul Area strengthens the community by nurturing physical, intellectual, social and spiritual growth in an inclusive environment defined by Jewish values and culture. We are a social service agency, which serves the social, cultural, recreational, Jewish and general educational needs of people of all ages. Offering members the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of programs, membership is open to everyone regardless of race, religion, national origin, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation or ability to pay.


Women’s Philanthropy of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation
13100 Wayzata Blvd., Suite 200
Minnetonka, MN 55305
Contact: Debbie Lieberman, Director of Women’s Philanthropy
Phone:  952-417-2313
Fax:  952-378-2876

Inspired and guided by our tradition of tzedaka and tikkun olam, Women’s Philanthropy of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation is dedicated to building and sustaining Jewish communities — in Minneapolis, Israel and more than 70 countries across the globe. The passion and dedication of women not only strengthen our vibrant community, they send a powerful message to our daughters and granddaughters.

(Updated 02.09.17)

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