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.

The Whole Mishpacha Joined Us for Faces of JFS

Tuesday, December 10, 2019
The Whole Mishpacha Joined Us for Faces of JFS

It was truly a family affair as 300 members of the JFS family joined us to honor Board members and cousins Aaron Hyatt and Scott Stillman at the Faces of JFS 2019 Winter Soirée last week. Thanks to the hard work of the event committee and our honorees, this event raised nearly $500,000 to benefit Jewish Family Service's life-transforming work! 

Colorado Public Radio: A Jewish Family Service Tradition

Monday, December 02, 2019
Colorado Public Radio: A Jewish Family Service Tradition

Colorado Public Radio included a mention of Denverite's Thanksgiving story in its "Photos from the Week" feature on November 29, 2019: 

Denverite: Jewish Family Service offers turkeys, all the fixings, and lessons in an American outlook

Monday, December 02, 2019
Denverite: Jewish Family Service offers turkeys, all the fixings, and lessons in an American outlook

Denverite featured a story on November 28, 2019 about Jewish Family Service's Thanksgiving food program and how several refugee families have benefited over the years: 

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.  

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