JFS Perspectives

Hannah Kutnick's 3rd Annual Backpack Bonanza to Support Lunchbox Express News Coverage

Thursday, August 15, 2019
Hannah Kutnick's 3rd Annual Backpack Bonanza to Support Lunchbox Express News Coverage

12-year-old Hannah Kutnick recently organized her third annual “Backpack Bonanza,” a drive to generate donations for back-to-school backpacks and school supplies for at-risk children. She collected and donated 400 loaded backpacks to Jewish Family Service, which were distributed to children in need through our Lunchbox Express program and to other families served through various JFS programs. She raised more than $3,500 this year and a total of $8,100 over three years. She was able to negotiate significant discounts with several retailers to put together 400 full backpacks to supplement those provided by Jewish Family Service.
 

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Giving Back is a Family Affair

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

When Heidi Schoen relocated to Boulder six years ago, she quickly set out to find a place to give of her time. “My grandmothers were an integral part of my life growing up, and I have lots of fond memories of our time together, so I was always drawn to the older adult population,” shares Heidi. Through Boulder JFS, she found an opportunity to help serve lunches to a group of older adults at the Boulder JCC. Because of that positive experience, she inquired about how she could get more involved with Boulder JFS and joined the advisory committee to help drive the organization’s mission and work forward. 

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Free Smart Strategies Workshop for 50+ Jobseekers August 29

Monday, August 12, 2019

Jewish Family Service of Colorado (JFS) will host a two-hour workshop for 50+ jobseekers on Thursday, August 29, 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. 

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JFS Offers Homemaker Services at Reduced Rates

Friday, August 09, 2019

Could you or someone you love benefit from homemaker services? Jewish Family Service (JFS) has openings for individuals in need of assistance to receive housekeeping services on a sliding-fee scale, based on income. Rates start as low as $13 per hour. The program is open to older adults, age 60 and above, and adults under 60 who have physical disabilities.
 

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IJN: Jewish Family Service Today

Friday, July 26, 2019

For an interview with the new CEO at JFS, Linda Foster, in the Intermountain Jewish News, see "Jewish Family Service today," by Rabbi Hillel Goldberg, editor and publisher, July 12, 2019:  

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Meet Our New Board Members!

Tuesday, July 02, 2019
Meet Our New Board Members!

Jewish Family Service of Colorado (JFS) installed new Board members, Jonathan “JJ” Asarch, Mac Mascovits, and Victor "Vic" Sulzer, at our Celebrate JFS event in June. Leanna Harris will now serve as Board Chair. Board members completing their service were Julian Izbiky and Carol Karshmer. 

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Orapin Marketing + Public Relations Blog: Inspired Impact: Linda P. Foster

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Linda P. Foster, Jewish Family Service of Colorado (JFS) president and CEO, was featured on Orapin Marketing + Public Relation's blog: Inspired Impact on June 21, 2019. Linda shared more about JFS, who we serve, some of our challenges and opportunities, and more. 

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Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin’-by-World Participants Feel Hopeful for Their Future

Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin’-by-World Participants Feel Hopeful for Their Future

Nine participants recently completed "Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin’-by-World," an innovative 12-week course that helps individuals and families at-risk for homelessness identify the underlying causes of poverty, increase financial literacy, and design a personalized action plan for escaping poverty and achieving long-term self-sufficiency. 

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Third Graders Put Jewish Values into Action to Benefit JFS

Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Third Graders Put Jewish Values into Action to Benefit JFS

Performing acts of loving kindness (gemilut chasadim), doing good deeds (mitzvot), philanthropic giving (tzedakah), and working to repair the world (tikkun olam) are all integral parts of the daily teachings at Denver Jewish Day School (Denver JDS). One way these values are taught is through the Helping Hands project, which connects each grade in the Lower Division (kindergarten through fifth grade) with a local nonprofit. JFS is the proud recipient of the third graders’ year-long community service project. 

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Summer 2019 Family Matters

Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Summer 2019 Family Matters

The Summer 2019 issue of Family Matters focuses on mental health. Learn more about play therapy, counseling for older adults, school violence, work stress, and how JFS therapists are helping children in schools. Also check out information about past and upcoming events and meet our volunteer of the year. Read some of the articles through the links below or view the whole newsletter.  

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