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 Through Education, Service and Philanthropy,
BOND, a nonprofit organization,
offers its members opportunities for
intellectual pursuits, community service,
social interaction and philanthropy.

Employment Training and Placement with the Jewish Federation of St. Paul

Sometimes help is needed. There are many ways that the Jewish Federation of St. Paul is there to help. One way is with their Employment Services Program. They help in providing scholarships for training to help those in need.

We in BOND are dedicated to helping JFS meets those needs.  We have given the Jewish Federation of St. Paul's Employment Training and Placement Program a grant of $7000 to support their service to many who, with that help, can return to the workplace.

Thank you for BOND members' work and contributions that make this grant possible.

Sheila Goldstein, Vice President Philanthropy and Community Service, as well as past president of Branching Out in New Directions (BOND)

Scholarship Committee Awards 2016 Grants to Seven Students

By Judy Sherman, Chairman

On July 7, 2016, BOND members met with scholarship advisors Dana Rubin and Todd Sandler at the JFCS office to award our annual scholarships.  The total amount given by BOND was $13,500, divided among 7 students, in grants ranging from $750 to $3,000.

Two graduate students were in the group, one a rabbinical student training to be a chaplain, and one training to be a Jewish educator.  

The undergraduates ranged from a freshman hoping to become a lawyer to several students close to completing their undergraduate degrees in nursing, and in library science, who need help with every day expenses.  Several are single parents who are older than traditional students and are dealing with difficult family situations.  One has overcome a physical disability to study and work.

The scholarship program is one of our major activities.  We can be proud to help local students who can advance their careers and overcome difficult circumstances with our aid.

Thank You, Game Makers!

Early Childhood Education Thanks Game Makers

By Rhoda Redleaf

The Robbinsdale Parent Educators expressed profuse thanks to our gamemakers for the over 200 copies we made for them of a Bedtime Routine game they had designed and requested to use with parents during their home visits this fall.  

Beverly London and her designer tweaked it to make it more easily workable for our gamemakers and we completed the project during the summer.  We added a pencil and crayon to the kit as some children do not have writing instruments.

The game is now being given to families during the home visits and everyone seems to love it: the parent educators, the parents, and, most importantly, the children.  We hope it helps everyone develop all those important bedtime routines.  

Game Making meets the 2nd Monday of the month at the New Hope Learning Center.  Come join the fun!

Questions? Call Rhoda, 651-9005-9606.

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