Boulder JFS is a program of The Jay and Rose Phillips Senior Solutions Center, which provides a variety of programs to help older adults stay active, healthy, independent and supported. Boulder JFS provides Boulder-area seniors, their families, adults with disabilities, and individuals in crisis with services and programs based on Jewish values. Sign up for the Boulder JFS e-newsletter below.
Based on our principles of inclusion, compassion, and social justice, Boulder JFS is committed to providing vital services to all older adults and adults with disabilities regardless of their faith, race, national origin, gender identification, or sexual orientation. Our staff is sensitive and responsive to the special needs of all whom we serve.
Boulder JFS Mission
To enhance well-being to older adults and adults with physical disabilities throughout Boulder County by delivering services based on Jewish values.
Boulder JFS Advisory Committee
Cathy joined Boulder JFS as a care manager in 2010, providing social services to older adults, adults with disabilities, and their families. In 2011, she started, and continues to facilitate, the JFS Grief Group. Cathy helped create the Boulder Advisory Committee in 2012 to draw more volunteer leadership into the organization, and in 2013 initiated the annual fundraising event known as Reel Hope Boulder.
Cathy is a recent graduate of the Boulder County Leadership Fellows Program of The Community Foundation and the Boulder Chamber. She also serves on the Boulder County Aging Advisory Council
Before joining JFS, Cathy was a hospice social worker. Cathy is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) and holds a master of social work (MSW) degree from the University of Denver.
As part-time development associate, Emily is responsible for planning our fundraiser, Reel Hope Boulder; getting to know the community; cultivating donors; and working with our staff to educate the community to support the growth of the Boulder program.
Emily has a master’s degree in Nonprofit Management and brings more than 15 years of nonprofit experience in development, strategic planning, and program development. She and her husband, Brian Ross, have two children and have lived in Boulder since 2000.
Ingrid is responsible for recruiting and coordinating volunteers for the Friendly Visitor program, para-chaplains who lead monthly Shabbat services, and people who facilitate holiday programs at area senior facilities.
A longtime Boulder resident, Ingrid is a dedicated community volunteer and knows what it takes to run a successful volunteer program. Prior to moving to Boulder, Ingrid was a psychiatric social worker at a mental health clinic and a medical center in California.
Jodi joined the Boulder staff as a part-time care manager in May 2014. Prior to that, Jodi was on the Boulder JFS Advisory Committee from 2012 to 2014. She provides services to seniors, adults with physical disabilities, and caregivers to enhance their quality of life and connect them to Jewish values, traditions, and community. Jodi offers support and assistance to individuals and families, and co-facilitates a caregiver support group for adult children.
Her extensive experience and knowledge is invaluable in providing information and referrals to helpful community resources. A Colorado native, Jodi received her bachelor’s in social work at Colorado State University and a master's in social work from the University of Wisconsin. Jodi has been a social worker in Denver and Boulder for more than 25 years. Before joining Boulder JFS, she worked for the City of Boulder as a senior resource specialist. She also has worked as a resident service coordinator at senior housing sites through Boulder County and as a medical social worker at a Denver hospital.
Nili was born and raised in Tel Aviv, Israel and moved to Boulder in 1990. She received a bachelor’s degree in educational counseling from the Tel Aviv University, and a master’s degree in counseling psychology from Naropa University in Boulder. She joined JFS in November 2016 as a counselor.
Nili is a therapist and coach with more than 30 years of experience. She has provided a variety of therapeutic services to adolescents, adults, couples, and families. She has been working at the Boulder District Attorney’s office with high-risk juveniles for 18 years, and has a thriving private psychotherapy practice in Boulder.
In her role at JFS, Nili is working primarily with older adults and is excited to serve the local “sages.” She hopes to support her clients in embracing their golden years while assisting them with the physical and mental challenges of aging. Nili uses a variety of therapeutic modalities in her work. In addition to offering a different cultural perspective, she also employs humor and storytelling.
Nili and her husband, Graham, have two children who reside in Denver.
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