Jewish Family Service (JFS) believes in strengthening the community by providing vital services to people in need. Founded in 1872, JFS is a nonsectarian, nonprofit human services agency serving metro Denver and Boulder. JFS helps seniors live independently at home, provides quality mental health counseling, offers training and job placement to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and other people with barriers to employment, and provides food and financial aid to people in crisis.
On any given day, people from about 50 households visit the JFS Weinberg Food Pantry (on the three days per week the pantry is open). However, last Tuesday and Wednesday when we distributed our annual Thanksgiving meal packages, we served nearly triple that number!
Shepard Nevel was selected as Jewish Family Service of Colorado’s (JFS) new president and CEO, succeeding Yana Vishnitsky, who is retiring after serving in the role for the past 16 years. JFS’s Board Search Committee conducted a wide-ranging national search for the agency’s new leader and came to a unanimous choice. Nevel is currently the president and CEO of LiveWell Colorado, where he has strengthened core functions, diversified funding and other revenue opportunities, and refocused the mission on underserved populations and the social determinants of health. He will join JFS on December 5.