JFS Perspectives

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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Mental Health Matters: Mindfulness in Children

Friday, January 13, 2017
Mental Health Matters: Mindfulness in Children

Practicing mindfulness has been shown to improve attention and reduce stress, as well as increase one's ability to regulate emotions and feel compassion and empathy. Mindfulness is widely considered an effective psychotherapy treatment for adults, children, and adolescents with aggression, ADHD, and mental health problems such as anxiety and depression. 

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Thank You for Making the Holidays Bright for Nearly 700 People!

Friday, January 06, 2017
Thank You for Making the Holidays Bright for Nearly 700 People!

Last month, many generous individuals, organizations, and corporations collected holiday gifts for JFS clients through our Bright Holidays program. We restructured the program this year to adjust to changing client needs. The ways people could provide gifts this year were:
 

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