JFS Perspectives

Winter 2017 Boulder Matters

Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Winter 2017 Boulder Matters

The Winter 2017 issue of the Boulder Matters newsletter is online now! This issue includes:  

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January/February 2017 Family Matters

Friday, December 23, 2016
January/February 2017 Family Matters

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

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Giving Starts Early

Friday, December 16, 2016
Giving Starts Early

We just found out about some mitzvahs (good deeds) a four-year-old girl in our community has been doing for the holiday season! The family wants to remain anonymous, but here’s what her mom told us: 

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Denver Post: Seen: Jewish Family Service honors retiree Yana Vishnitsky

Friday, December 16, 2016
Denver Post: Seen: Jewish Family Service honors retiree Yana Vishnitsky

An article about our fundraiser, "Yana! A Farewell Celebration" was featured in the "Seen" column of The Denver Post on December 15, 2016: 

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“Yana! A Farewell Celebration” Raises Record $1.2 Million

Thursday, December 15, 2016
“Yana! A Farewell Celebration” Raises Record $1.2 Million

Yana's Family on Red CarpetNearly 600 guests, dressed to the nines, walked the red carpet at the Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center to pay tribute to retiring JFS president and CEO Yana Vishnitsky. Attendees mingled while enjoying cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and upbeat entertainment by the glamorous Spinphony string quartet. “Cossack” dancers led everyone into the Centennial Ballroom for an elegant family-style seated dinner.  

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Refugee Mental Health Department Facilitated Successful Iraqi Women’s Wellness Group

Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Refugee Mental Health Department Facilitated Successful Iraqi Women’s Wellness Group

By Kelli Hayes, Refugee Mental Health Administrative Assistant and co-facilitator of the IWW Group   

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JFS Job Club Support Group Begins January 9

Tuesday, December 13, 2016
JFS Job Club Support Group Begins January 9

Heather Seiden, Jewish Family Service (JFS) employment case manager, is starting a JFS Job Club beginning Monday, January 9. It is a FREE support group for all jobseekers to connect, share, learn from, and support each other throughout the job search process. Participants will learn creative job searching and professional communication skills, as well as how to manage emotions surrounding job loss. For many, isolation is the hardest part of the job search process and studies show that people become more focused and successful when they have group support. Heather will lead discussions on how to prepare, organize, and execute a successful job search in a supportive, structured, and collaborative environment. 

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My “Superpowers” Energize Service

Friday, December 09, 2016
My “Superpowers” Energize Service

By Tamara L. Weil, AmeriCorps Member, JFS Refugee Mental Health

I think of serving in AmeriCorps as my very own superpower. It evens comes with a uniform, the ubiquitous “A” that I always wear when serving, either as a small, elegant pin or a big, bold patch on a t-shirt or vest that announces: I am an AmeriCorps member and I am here to help.  

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Thank You to Colorado Gives Day Supporters!

Wednesday, December 07, 2016
Thank You to Colorado Gives Day Supporters!

Thank you to all of our generous supporters who gave yesterday for Colorado Gives Day! We are grateful to the 280 donors who contributed nearly $56,000

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Denver Life Magazine: Head of Jewish Family Service Says a Poignant Goodbye

Monday, December 05, 2016
Denver Life Magazine: Head of Jewish Family Service Says a Poignant Goodbye

An article about Yana Vishnitsky as she retires was featured in the December 2016 issue of Denver Life Magazine:  

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