JFS Perspectives

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. 

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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.  

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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:  

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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:  

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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. 

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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. 

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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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Seniors Matter: Addressing the Issue of Invisibility Among Older Adults

Wednesday, January 02, 2019

Age should not define a person or diminish respect from others. There is a generation of people overlooked every day and little attention is paid to this growing problem. 

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Mental Health Matters: Helping Refugees Adjust to Their New Home

Wednesday, January 02, 2019
Mental Health Matters: Helping Refugees Adjust to Their New Home

JFS serves refugees through a variety of programs, but the most focused of these is the Refugee Mental Health program, which provides specialized, culturally sensitive, and compassionate mental health care to those with refugee status who have been welcomed into our country. Many of the refugees JFS serves have experienced severe trauma and loss in their native countries and need to heal from deep emotional wounds before they can succeed in their new Colorado home. 

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From the CEO: Linda Foster Introduction

Wednesday, January 02, 2019

I am truly honored and humbled to have been called to serve as the president and CEO of Jewish Family Service of Colorado. I have been given the greatest gift—and opportunity—of my lifetime. It’s the personal gift of working with an organization that shares my values and belief system to deliver on a mission that is making such a meaningful difference in people’s lives. It’s the opportunity to join forces with a talented staff, dedicated volunteers, and an army of supporters to create something truly worthwhile and good. 

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