Welcome to Jewish Family Service of Colorado

Founded in 1872, Jewish Family Service of Colorado (JFS) is a nonsectarian, nonprofit human services agency serving metro Denver and Boulder. JFS believes in strengthening the community by providing vital services to vulnerable individuals and families. JFS offers a variety of programs to help those in need navigate life’s challenges through integrated support. The full continuum of care includes helping older adults stay supported, connected, and engaged as they age while maintaining a high quality of life; providing quality mental health counseling and case management to children, adults, immigrants, and refugees; offering training, job placement, and community enrichment to people with disabilities; and providing housing stability, employment support, and food security to individuals and families. Every year, the agency serves thousands of individuals and impacts more than 20,000 people of all faiths, races, ages, incomes, and abilities.

YourHub: Welcome Space: Jewish Family Service Celebrates $175,000 Lobby and Atrium Remodel

Friday, November 15, 2019
YourHub: Welcome Space: Jewish Family Service Celebrates $175,000 Lobby and Atrium Remodel

JFS's recent lobby and atrium remodel was featured on YourHub on November 15, 2019: 

7th Annual Reel Hope Boulder Raised Record Amount

Friday, November 08, 2019
7th Annual Reel Hope Boulder Raised Record Amount

Duncan Tucker, Boulder-based screenwriter and director who created the thought-provoking and hilarious film, Transamerica, captivated more than 225 people at the 7th annual Reel Hope Boulder on November 2. Thanks to the support of generous donors, we raised more than $105,000—a record for this event—to support Jewish Family Service’s life-transforming work in the Boulder community! 

Colorado Expression: Jewish Family Service

Monday, October 14, 2019

Jewish Family Service is the featured nonprofit in the October/November 2019 issue of Colorado Expression in an article written by Joanne Davidson: 

Sheela Balaji: Volunteer Extraordinaire

Tuesday, October 08, 2019
Sheela Balaji: Volunteer Extraordinaire

If you spend five minutes with Sheela Balaji, her happiness, zest for life, and passion for helping others will rub off on you. Volunteering is an integral part of her identity, and she lights up when she talks about the myriad ways she gives back to the community. And lucky for us, JFS is one of the recipients of her kindness. 

Jewish Family Service Hosts Free Job Fair October 11

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Jewish Family Service (JFS) will host a Job Fair on Friday, October 11, from 10:00 a.m. to noon at Jewish Family Service, 3201 South Tamarac Drive in Denver. It is free and open to the public. Job seekers can meet employers from various industries, including hospitality, food service, home health care, and more. 

Meet Laurie Greene: JFS Group Home's Resident of 37 Years

Monday, September 09, 2019
Meet Laurie Greene: JFS Group Home's Resident of 37 Years

Laurie cooking in the 1980sLawrence “Laurie” Greene, 73, has lived in the JFS Group Home for more than half his life! Laurie’s family was one of the families who approached JFS about opening a Jewish home nearly 40 years ago. When the Group Home opened in September 1982, those families’ wishes became a reality and Laurie was one of the first residents to move in. 

Fall 2019 Family Matters

Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Fall 2019 Family Matters

In the Fall 2019 issue of Family Matters, meet our new executive staff members, learn how JFS's community rabbi provides spiritual support in times of need, learn about JFS's lobby remodel, see how SHALOM Denver's printing and mailing services can help your business and more. Read some of the articles through the links below or view the whole newsletter.  

Trader Joe’s Partners with JFS to Fight Hunger

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Everyone loves Trader Joe’s, but those who visit the Weinberg Food Pantry with any regularity have a special affinity for the popular grocery retailer. Trader Joe’s Greenwood Village store is one of the largest in-kind donors to the pantry, supplying fresh produce, prepared foods, dairy products, bread, and even fresh flowers on a regular basis. Last year, Trader Joe’s donated 84,000 pounds of food, enough to make 65,000 meals. 

Thank You Lunchbox Express Volunteers!

Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Thank You Lunchbox Express Volunteers!

This past summer, hundreds of dedicated Lunchbox Express volunteers distributed more than 22,000 fresh, nutritious lunches to children in need at 16 locations throughout the Denver metro area. The program targets children who receive free or reduced lunches during the school year but are at risk of going without during the summer months. In addition to the meals, more than 12,000 books were distributed to children to encourage a love of reading and learning. 

Printing with Purpose. Mailing with a Mission.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

SHALOM Denver has been proudly serving Denver-area businesses with quality printing and mailing services for decades. Customers represent a full spectrum of industries, including banking and financial services, energy, tech startups, manufacturing, real estate, nonprofit, retail, and food service. Business customers appreciate the excellent customer service, high-quality work, attention to detail, and quick turnaround. 

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