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Jewish Family Service

Jewish Family Service of Colorado (JFS) is one of the leading human service organizations in Denver. We believe in strengthening the Denver community by providing vital social services to people in need. Founded in 1872, JFS is a nonsectarian, nonprofit human service agency serving metro Denver and Boulder. JFS serves people of all faiths, ages, incomes, races, and abilities. JFS helps seniors live independently at home, provides quality mental health counseling, offers training and job placement to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and other people with barriers to employment, and provides food and financial aid to people in crisis.

January/February 2018 Family Matters

Wednesday, January 10, 2018
January/February 2018 Family Matters

The January/February 2018 issue of the Family Matters newsletter is online now! This issue includes:  

Seniors Matter: Staying Active and Healthy in the Winter

Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Seniors Matter: Staying Active and Healthy in the Winter

During the winter, many of us want to stay indoors, relax, and enjoy some comfort food that is sure to put us on the couch for a long nap. However, it is important to keep in mind the importance of staying healthy during the winter months.  

Donor Spotlight: David Asarch

Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Donor Spotlight: David Asarch

David Asarch carries on his family’s history of philanthropy with his ongoing support of Jewish Family Service (JFS). He serves on the Board and has been active with the Executive, Budget and Finance, Development, and Executive Luncheon Committees. He shares more of his story with us:  

From the CEO: Senior Focus

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Jewish Family Service has a long tradition of advocating and caring for older adults in our community. From care management services, to nutritious food, to homemaker services and companionship, we are helping seniors remain active, socially connected, and living as independently as possible. 

Sara: From Surviving to Thriving

Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Sara: From Surviving to Thriving

Sara Moses had never seen a flower until she was seven years old. She had never experienced the delight of ice cream. She had never heard music before or even seen her own reflection in a mirror. Sara had just turned seven when she was liberated from the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp on April 10, 1945. Suffering and hardship were all she knew. It’s a miracle that she survived. She was so ill and emaciated that the soldiers who liberated her thought she was an infant. In fact, Sara was one of the youngest children to make it out of the camps alive.  

Barbara Garrett: A Volunteer So Nice, She’s Doing It Twice!

Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Barbara Garrett: A Volunteer So Nice, She’s Doing It Twice!

Barbara Garrett has been volunteering with Boulder JFS for the past year and a half, ever since she retired from her position as a tax advocate. She was looking for a meaningful way to volunteer and help others, and Boulder JFS offered precisely the opportunity she was looking for. “Volunteering with JFS was always in the back of my mind,” says Barbara. “When the time came, I knew who to call.” 

Thank You to Guests for Celebrating the Many Faces of JFS

Thursday, December 21, 2017
Thank You to Guests for Celebrating the Many Faces of JFS

Guests enjoying the food stationsMore than 350 people joined us last week at the Grand Hyatt to pay tribute to Gay Curtiss-Lusher and Sam Zaitz at the “Faces of JFS” fundraiser. Everyone enjoyed the festive party, complete with cocktails, delicious international food stations and passed hors d’oeuvres, a photo opportunity from A Custom Look, and upbeat entertainment by Spinphony. 

Bereavement Support Group Begins January 24

Thursday, November 30, 2017
Bereavement Support Group Begins January 24

Rafael Spiritual Healing Services, a program of Jewish Family Service Mental Health Specialists and the Jewish Community Chaplaincy, is offering a bereavement group for people who have experienced the loss of a loved one. The group will run on Wednesdays from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m., beginning January 24 through March 14 at Jewish Family Service, 3201 South Tamarac Drive in Denver. Participants are asked to make a commitment to attend all eight sessions. The cost is $200. Arrangements can be made for those unable to pay. 

Donor Spotlight: Stacey Garrett

Thursday, October 26, 2017
Donor Spotlight: Stacey Garrett

There are so many ways you can give to Jewish Family Service! One easy way is to donate through Colorado Gives Day. We spoke with Stacey Garrett, a CPA who has supported JFS in this way since 2011 to find out why she chose this method of giving.   

SHALOM Denver and the Curious Case of the Colorful Cups

Thursday, October 26, 2017
SHALOM Denver and the Curious Case of the Colorful Cups

The work floor at SHALOM Denver is overflowing with colorful plastic cups. There are tens of thousands of them that workers are busy sorting, packaging, labeling, and packing for shipment to schools, educators, and moms nationwide.