JFS Perspectives

13th Annual JFS Executive Luncheon Featuring Bill Walton and Bob Lanier Raises $556,000

Friday, May 05, 2017
13th Annual JFS Executive Luncheon Featuring Bill Walton and Bob Lanier Raises $556,000

NBA Hall of Famers Bill Walton and Bob Lanier entertained nearly 700 business and professional leaders attending Jewish Family Service’s (JFS) 13th annual JFS Executive Luncheon held on April 28 at the Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center. Attendees donated more than $50,000 in the room to make a $50,000 challenge grant match from an anonymous donor. In total, the event raised $556,000 to support the life-transforming programs of Jewish Family Service.  

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NBA Legends Bill Walton and Bob Lanier Headline 13th Annual JFS Executive Luncheon April 28

Friday, February 10, 2017
NBA Legends Bill Walton and Bob Lanier Headline 13th Annual JFS Executive Luncheon April 28

Sponsorship packages start at $2,000 and are available now. Tickets will go on sale March 27 at www.jewishfamilyservice.org/luncheon. For more information or for sponsorships, contact Lisa Benoit at 720.248.4633 or lbenoit@jewishfamilyservice.org.  

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February is Jewish Disability Awareness & Inclusion Month

Friday, January 27, 2017
February is Jewish Disability Awareness & Inclusion Month

In celebration of Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month in February, Jewish Disabilities Advocates has an exciting lineup of activities and events around Denver. All are welcome! Check out the full schedule below (click to download the flyer) and plan to join us at any or all of the events. 

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Denver Post: Seen: Jewish Family Service honors retiree Yana Vishnitsky

Friday, December 16, 2016
Denver Post: Seen: Jewish Family Service honors retiree Yana Vishnitsky

An article about our fundraiser, "Yana! A Farewell Celebration" was featured in the "Seen" column of The Denver Post on December 15, 2016: 

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“Yana! A Farewell Celebration” Raises Record $1.2 Million

Thursday, December 15, 2016
“Yana! A Farewell Celebration” Raises Record $1.2 Million

Yana's Family on Red CarpetNearly 600 guests, dressed to the nines, walked the red carpet at the Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center to pay tribute to retiring JFS president and CEO Yana Vishnitsky. Attendees mingled while enjoying cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and upbeat entertainment by the glamorous Spinphony string quartet. “Cossack” dancers led everyone into the Centennial Ballroom for an elegant family-style seated dinner.  

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JFS Job Club Support Group Begins January 9

Tuesday, December 13, 2016
JFS Job Club Support Group Begins January 9

Heather Seiden, Jewish Family Service (JFS) employment case manager, is starting a JFS Job Club beginning Monday, January 9. It is a FREE support group for all jobseekers to connect, share, learn from, and support each other throughout the job search process. Participants will learn creative job searching and professional communication skills, as well as how to manage emotions surrounding job loss. For many, isolation is the hardest part of the job search process and studies show that people become more focused and successful when they have group support. Heather will lead discussions on how to prepare, organize, and execute a successful job search in a supportive, structured, and collaborative environment. 

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Donor Spotlight: Meyer Saltzman

Tuesday, March 01, 2016
Donor Spotlight: Meyer Saltzman

Meyer Saltzman and his wife, Geri, have been longtime supporters of Jewish Family Service (JFS) and Meyer served as a JFS Executive Luncheon cochair last year. We spoke with Meyer to learn more about his commitment to the agency and his feelings on the upcoming JFS Executive Luncheon with Al Pacino.  

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