JFS Perspectives

How You Can Actively Volunteer During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Wednesday, July 01, 2020
How You Can Actively Volunteer During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Do you want to find ways you can help your neighbors and community, but aren’t sure how to do so without jeopardizing the health of yourself and others? Fortunately, there are plenty of volunteer opportunities in Denver that are more important now than ever before. 

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Why I Created the Pandemic Pantry Pick-Up Food Drive

Monday, June 29, 2020
Why I Created the Pandemic Pantry Pick-Up Food Drive

Samantha Thomas, incoming Sophomore Class President at Cherry Creek High School, recently completed a Pandemic Pantry Pick-Up food drive for the JFS Weinberg Food Pantry. We spoke with her to learn more about the project and to get her advice to other teens who want to give back to their community. 

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Since the COVID-19 Pandemic Started, JFS Has...

Friday, June 26, 2020

Thanks to the incredible dedication and support of donors, volunteers, and community partners, JFS has helped so many individuals and families during the COVID-19 pandemic: 

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Top Reasons Immigrant and Refugee Mental Health Solutions are Vital in America

Friday, June 19, 2020
Top Reasons Immigrant and Refugee Mental Health Solutions are Vital in America

According to the UN Refugee Agency, there are more refugees and forcibly displaced migrants today, than at any other time in history. They need our help and support more than ever. 

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Volunteer Spotlight: Molly Bayer

Monday, June 15, 2020
Volunteer Spotlight: Molly Bayer

Molly Bayer first got involved with Boulder JFS about 14 years ago when her kids were young. Over the years, she has volunteered at older adult communities for the Jewish holidays and has served on Reel Hope Boulder event committees. She also attended a grief group led by a JFS care manager, which she says “was a positive experience and made me feel more connected to the organization.” 

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5 Ways to Help Older Friends and Family Feel Connected During COVID-19

Wednesday, June 10, 2020
5 Ways to Help Older Friends and Family Feel Connected During COVID-19

During this unprecedented time, many of us feel disconnected. We’re stuck at home, separated from our friends and families – but aging adults have been disproportionately affected. 

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Welcome our Newest Therapist: Matthew Newbury

Tuesday, June 09, 2020

Matthew NewburyMatthew Newbury, LCSW, our newest member of the JFS Mental Health Specialists team, joined JFS three weeks before we closed our offices due to the pandemic. Along with the other therapists, he quickly shifted his practice to teletherapy and is working with clients of all ages through video and phone sessions. He is passionate about helping children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families meet their behavioral health needs. Noted for his down-to earth and non-judgmental approach, Matthew uses education, skill-building, emotional focus, and a touch of humor to assist clients in addressing their issues. 

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Summer 2020 Family Matters

Tuesday, June 09, 2020
Summer 2020 Family Matters

In the Summer 2020 issue of Family Matters, which features a new design, learn more about how we are responding to the increased demand for services during the COVID-19 pandemic. See how we continue to feed families, ensure older adults stay connected, help prevent homelessness, and more. Read some of the articles through the links below or view the full issue

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Emergency Lunchbox Express: Feeding Hungry Kids

Tuesday, June 09, 2020
Emergency Lunchbox Express: Feeding Hungry Kids

With school closures due to COVID-19, many districts set up school-based lunch sites. Unfortunately, for some children getting to these sites is not an option. 

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Meeting the Need: Our Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Tuesday, June 09, 2020
Meeting the Need: Our Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

While keeping health and safety our top priority, we quickly mobilized to transform our services to meet the emerging needs of the community during the pandemic. Jewish Family Service has not only been providing vital services to our clients but to individuals and families throughout Colorado in response to COVID-19. Many have lost their jobs, making it difficult to pay bills, buy food to feed their families, and they are feeling stressed and anxious. 

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