JFS Perspectives

Partner Spotlight: JEWISHcolorado

Friday, September 04, 2020
Partner Spotlight: JEWISHcolorado

JEWISHcolorado has been a generous partner of JFS for many years, and currently supports the chaplaincy program and the operation of the Kosher Meals program. Through their COVID-19 Community Response Fund, they have provided $147,500 in vital funding for the JFS Weinberg Food Pantry and emergency financial assistance for the Jewish community to prevent homelessness across Colorado. JFS has also received $80,000 from extremely generous JEWISHcolorado Donor Advised Fund holders to support our COVID-19 relief efforts. The services we have provided during the pandemic would not be possible without their incredible support.  

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Support Our High Holiday Food Donation Drive

Thursday, August 06, 2020

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began in March, the Weinberg Food Pantry has experienced a 400% increase in demand for service and has distributed more than 400,000 pounds of food and supplies. Please support our efforts to help the vulnerable in our community who have been impacted by COVID-19 by donating to the High Holiday Food Drive. While most of us aren't able to go to synagogue for the High Holidays this year, there are several ways you can help. Below is a list of our most needed items.  

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500 Backpacks Provided to JFS Through 4th Annual Backpack Bonanza

Tuesday, August 04, 2020
500 Backpacks Provided to JFS Through 4th Annual Backpack Bonanza

For the fourth year in a row, 13-year old Hannah Kutnick organized her annual “Backpack Bonanza,” a drive to generate donations for back-to-school backpacks and school supplies for at-risk children. Whether kids are learning at home or in-person, they will have the supplies they need because of Hannah’s kindness. She collected donations from friends and family via social media to purchase supplies and then gathered her friends and family--outside, masked, and at a safe distance--to load the backpacks.  

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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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CARES Act and Charitable Giving: What Donors Should Know

Wednesday, May 20, 2020
CARES Act and Charitable Giving: What Donors Should Know

The CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act is a new law designed to help nonprofits facing economic hardship during the coronavirus pandemic. The law includes several provisions designed to encourage charitable giving that we want you to know about.  

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You Can Count on JFS

Monday, April 27, 2020

Heather Seiden, JFS employment program coordinator, doesn’t often hear from her clients after they have received services or gotten the jobs they wanted. She was recently surprised with a heartfelt email two years after she last worked with “Sarah.” Heather says, “This was a lovely reminder that the work we all do makes a difference.”  

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National Volunteer Week: Honoring Our Extraordinary Community’s Response to COVID-19 Crisis

Friday, April 17, 2020
National Volunteer Week: Honoring Our Extraordinary Community’s Response to COVID-19 Crisis

Extraordinary. Unbelievable yet believable. Overwhelming outpouring of support. These are a few terms we’ve heard from our Volunteer Services team in the last month regarding the community response to requests for help during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Caring for Our Community During the COVID-19 Crisis

Tuesday, April 07, 2020
Caring for Our Community During the COVID-19 Crisis

While our physical locations are closed and programs have been canceled, we are serving more people than ever during this pandemic. Thank you to our incredible staff who is working tirelessly and in creative ways to serve the community through a variety of services. Below are a few highlights of our COVID-19 response: 

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How You Can Help JFS During COVID-19 Crisis

Thursday, March 19, 2020
How You Can Help JFS During COVID-19 Crisis

During this COVID-19 crisis and time of uncertainty, our community needs your support to meet the increasing demand for our services. There are several ways you can help:
 

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Community Members Provided Holiday Gifts for More than 500 Individuals in Need

Wednesday, January 08, 2020
Community Members Provided Holiday Gifts for More than 500 Individuals in Need

Thank you to the many generous individuals, organizations, and corporations that made the holiday season special for hundreds of JFS clients. Donors provided gifts to our Bright Holidays program in several ways:  

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