Welcome to Jewish Family Service of Colorado

Jewish Family Service of Colorado (JFS) believes in strengthening the Denver community by providing vital services to people in need. Every day, JFS helps people overcome life’s challenges to live fuller, more meaningful lives. Founded in 1872, JFS is a nonsectarian, nonprofit human services agency serving metro Denver and Boulder. JFS helps seniors maintain a high quality of life, provides quality mental health counseling, offers training and job placement to people with significant barriers to employment, and provides food and financial aid to individuals and families in crisis. Every year, our human services agency benefits nearly 24,000 people of all faiths, races, ages, incomes, and abilities.


 


Volunteer Spotlight: The Power of Music

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Lynn Nadel at the sing-a-longWhile Lynn Nadel was familiar with music’s powerful effects on people with dementia, she had never witnessed it firsthand. That is, until earlier this month when she led a Pete Seeger sing-along in the memory care unit at Frasier, a local retirement community.  

Moving Mom and Dad

Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Moving Mom and Dad

One of the questions we receive most often is around how to go about moving your parents—whether it’s across the country to be closer to family or across the street into a retirement community. Adult children want to ensure that the transition goes smoothly, tending to their parents’ health, finances, and logistics.  

CBS4 Denver: Pets Are Family, Too When It Comes To Helping Furloughed Government Workers

Wednesday, January 23, 2019
CBS4 Denver: Pets Are Family, Too When It Comes To Helping Furloughed Government Workers

CBS4 Denver ran a story on January 18, 2019 about the JFS Weinberg Food Pantry and Colorado Pet Pantry giving food and pet food to a furloughed government employee: 

Local Photographer’s Goal is to Photograph Every Living Holocaust Survivor

Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Local Photographer’s Goal is to Photograph Every Living Holocaust Survivor

Denver couple John and Amy Israel Pregulman have made it their mission to photograph as many Holocaust survivors as possible, before it’s too late. This project began in 2015 when John was commissioned to take pictures of survivors for an exhibit at a Holocaust museum in Illinois. After his work there was done, he felt like he needed to continue. 

Rochelle Rittmaster: More Than Just a Friendly Visitor

Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Rochelle Rittmaster: More Than Just a Friendly Visitor

Rochelle Rittmaster, a semi-retired engineer and geologist from Kansas City, has recently dedicated herself to serving others through several volunteer roles. When she was laid off from work in late 2017, she had some free time and decided to explore volunteer opportunities with the Boulder JFS Friendly Visitor program.  

Denver7: Pet and human food pantries open their doors to federal furloughed employees

Wednesday, January 09, 2019
Denver7: Pet and human food pantries open their doors to federal furloughed employees

Denver7 ran a story on January 8, 2019 about the JFS Weinberg Food Pantry offering food to furloughed government workers and Colorado Pet Pantry doing the same for pet food:  

Thank You for Your Bright Holidays Generosity!

Friday, January 04, 2019
Thank You for Your Bright Holidays Generosity!

Last month, many generous individuals, organizations, and corporations collected holiday gifts for JFS clients through our Bright Holidays program. Donors provided gifts in three ways:  

BACK TO WORK 50+ at Jewish Family Service Hosts Free Smart Strategies Workshop for 50+ Jobseekers January 15

Wednesday, January 02, 2019

Jewish Family Service of Colorado (JFS) will host a two-hour workshop for 50+ jobseekers on Tuesday, January 15, from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon. It is free to attend and open to mature jobseekers 50 years and older seeking new or better employment. 

JFS’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee: Ensuring Everyone Feels Welcome and Included

Wednesday, January 02, 2019
JFS’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee: Ensuring Everyone Feels Welcome and Included

Jewish Family Service values an inclusive environment for all people, regardless of their faith, age, race, gender, gender identity, ability, education level, political affiliation, income, language, or sexual orientation. This applies to clients, staff, volunteers, supporters, vendors, partners, and others with whom the agency interacts. It’s a tall order that requires thoughtful evaluation and scrutiny. 

Ruth Leland and Janet Johnstone: Giving Back Through Volunteer Service

Wednesday, January 02, 2019
Ruth Leland and Janet Johnstone: Giving Back Through Volunteer Service

Every Wednesday morning, you can find two bright-eyed friendly faces offering warm smiles and helpful hands to visitors of the JFS Weinberg Food Pantry. Ruth Leland and Janet Johnstone are dedicated volunteers who are quick to roll up their sleeves and do whatever needs to be done to serve the hundreds of people who come through the pantry each week. 

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