JFS Perspectives

Bags Full of Hope: A New Kind of Food Drive

Monday, February 20, 2017
Bags Full of Hope: A New Kind of Food Drive

The Weinberg Food Pantry at Jewish Family Service has launched a new program that makes it simple to donate food to help the hungry in our community. 

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Volunteer Spotlight: Mireille Azzam

Friday, February 17, 2017
Volunteer Spotlight: Mireille Azzam

Many people are looking for ways to lend a hand to refugees. One of our newest volunteers has found a great way to pair her skills and expertise with a fulfilling volunteer role at Jewish Family Service.  

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Charlie Comstock: Succeeding at Work and in Life

Friday, February 17, 2017
Charlie Comstock: Succeeding at Work and in Life

Charlie Comstock’s smile is infectious. It’s big, warm, and genuine. He’s a people person and it shows. He loves to be around others, and according to his mom, Diane, he doesn’t know an enemy. 

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March/April 2017 Family Matters

Friday, February 17, 2017
March/April 2017 Family Matters

The March/April 2017 issue of the Family Matters newsletter is online now! This issue includes:  

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NBA Legends Bill Walton and Bob Lanier Headline 13th Annual JFS Executive Luncheon April 28

Friday, February 10, 2017
NBA Legends Bill Walton and Bob Lanier Headline 13th Annual JFS Executive Luncheon April 28

Sponsorship packages start at $2,000 and are available now. Tickets will go on sale March 27 at www.jewishfamilyservice.org/luncheon. For more information or for sponsorships, contact Lisa Benoit at 720.248.4633 or lbenoit@jewishfamilyservice.org.  

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Kosher Meal Program Request for Proposal!

Friday, January 27, 2017

Volunteers of America, JEWISHcolorado, and Jewish Family Service are accepting competitive proposals for a food service provider to provide nutrition services for the Kosher Community Nutrition and Maintenance Program. Download the request for proposal and addendum below.

Kosher Meal RFP and Addendum Kosher Meal RFP and Addendum (52 KB)

 

 

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February is Jewish Disability Awareness & Inclusion Month

Friday, January 27, 2017
February is Jewish Disability Awareness & Inclusion Month

In celebration of Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month in February, Jewish Disabilities Advocates has an exciting lineup of activities and events around Denver. All are welcome! Check out the full schedule below (click to download the flyer) and plan to join us at any or all of the events. 

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Letter from Shepard Nevel, New President & CEO

Monday, January 23, 2017
Letter from Shepard Nevel, New President & CEO

It has been inspiring to hear from countless individuals about how much Jewish Family Service means to them and their friends and families. This is what we strive for at JFS—to positively impact tens of thousands of people of all ages, races, ethnicities, nationalities, and backgrounds. This is the extraordinary 144-year legacy of service that the talented and dedicated staff, board members, supporters, and partners of JFS are committed to maintaining and building on.  

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Seniors Matter: Coping With Change

Friday, January 20, 2017
Seniors Matter: Coping With Change

Our lives are full of change. Sometimes a change is small and personal. Sometimes it is large and has tremendous impact on our society. Some changes feel positive and full of hope, while others feel difficult and filled with dread.  

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Spunky 96-Year-Old Diane

Thursday, January 19, 2017

In August, Boulder JFS received a request for help from a hospice chaplain. The chaplain relayed that a woman he had been visiting, Diane Merrick, told him, “Everything is in order, except I need to see a rabbi.”  

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