JFS Perspectives

Client Spotlight: Recognizing the Strengths of a Diverse Work Team

Wednesday, January 02, 2019
Client Spotlight: Recognizing the Strengths of a Diverse Work Team

Eric Baylor was a job-seeker with a developmental disability who needed assistance showcasing his many job skills. Ekus Parts was struggling to find an employee who would thrive in their newest position. They both just needed the opportunity to connect. 

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Winter 2019 Family Matters

Wednesday, January 02, 2019
Winter 2019 Family Matters

The Winter 2019 issue of Family Matters is online now and focuses on inclusion. Hear from our new president & CEO, Linda Foster; learn about upcoming events; see a recap of the Faces of JFS fundraiser; read an impactful client story; see how JFS makes inclusion a priority; read about two volunteers who have developed a meaningful friendship; and much more. Read some of the articles through the links below or view the whole newsletter.  

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325 Guests Celebrated the Many Faces of JFS

Monday, December 17, 2018
325 Guests Celebrated the Many Faces of JFS

Nearly 325 people joined us at the Hangar at Stanley Marketplace last week to pay tribute to David Asarch and Mindy Levy Peckar at the Faces of JFS 2018 Winter Soirée. Thanks to the hard work of the event committee and our honorees, this event raised more than $450,000 to benefit Jewish Family Service's life-transforming work!
 

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Jewish Family Service Appoints Linda Foster as President and CEO

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Linda P. FosterLinda P. Foster was selected as Jewish Family Service of Colorado’s (JFS) new president and CEO and will join the agency on November 28, 2018. JFS’s Board Search Committee conducted a wide-ranging national search for the agency’s new leader and came to a unanimous choice, which was ratified by the full JFS Board of Directors today. 

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Bob Perlow Warmed Up the Reel Hope Boulder Crowd

Thursday, November 08, 2018
Bob Perlow Warmed Up the Reel Hope Boulder Crowd

Bob Perlow, the go-to warm-up comedy act for countless hit sitcoms and variety shows, entertained nearly 200 people attending the 6th annual Reel Hope Boulder, benefiting Boulder Jewish Family Service (JFS). Thanks to generous donors who gave nearly $90,000 to support Boulder JFS’s life-transforming work in the Boulder community!
 

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Girls Friendship Group Helps Prevent Bullying

Monday, October 15, 2018
Girls Friendship Group Helps Prevent Bullying

Did you know that JFS provides free mental health services to students and their families in schools? KidSuccess is a program that puts trained therapists work in 11 Denver public schools and one private school. One of the many issues our therapists address is bullying. October is National Bullying Prevention Month and we want to highlight how KidSuccess therapist Dana Polley successfully helped a group of fifth-grade girls. 

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JFS at the JCC: Fighting Hunger and Food Insecurity for Older Adults

Thursday, September 27, 2018
JFS at the JCC: Fighting Hunger and Food Insecurity for Older Adults

In the United States, one in six adults over 60 faces food insecurity, meaning they don’t have reliable access to affordable, nutritious food.  

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High Holy Day Reflections: Leave a Legacy

Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Live On and Life & Legacy logosDuring the High Holy Days, many of us reflect on our lives and think about what legacy we are leaving for our families and communities. As you are reflecting on your life and values, we hope you will consider remembering JFS in your will, trust, or retirement plan. It is the most personal of gifts and one that will continue to deliver the values that are important to you long after you’re gone.
 

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Bullying in the Schools

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

According to the National Association of School Psychologists, more than 160,000 students miss school each day due to fears of being bullied. Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school-aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. Bullying includes actions such as making threats, spreading rumors, attacking someone physically or verbally, and excluding someone from a group on purpose. It can threaten students’ physical and emotional safety at school and can negatively impact their ability to learn. 

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From the CEO: Weinberg Food Pantry

Thursday, August 23, 2018

In this issue of Family Matters, we’re highlighting the Weinberg Food Pantry and the incredible work it is doing to fight hunger and food insecurity in our community. Many of the more than 3,200 people we serve each year count on this food to survive. It means that children won’t go to bed hungry. It means that a senior on a fixed income won’t have to choose between medicine and food. And it means that an unemployed parent can focus on finding a job rather than worrying about where their next meal will come from.  

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