JFS Perspectives

Fall 2020 Family Matters

Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Fall 2020 Family Matters

In the Fall 2020 issue of Family Matters, learn more about how our KidSuccess therapists are helping kids transition back to school, see how we are responding to the increased demand for services during the COVID-19 pandemic, save the date for our upcoming virtual Faces of JFS event, learn about our Refugee Mental Health program, and more. Read some of the articles through the links below or view the full issue

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​A Successful Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Thank you to everyone who attended programs and events in February for Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month (JDAIM)! More than 1,000 people participated in 11 events at synagogues and other local Jewish organizations in Denver and Boulder. The most powerful programs were those where congregants shared their stories and the impact that inclusion has for them. These stories are emotional and truly have an impact to all who hear them. 

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The Whole Mishpacha Joined Us for Faces of JFS

Tuesday, December 10, 2019
The Whole Mishpacha Joined Us for Faces of JFS

It was truly a family affair as 300 members of the JFS family joined us to honor Board members and cousins Aaron Hyatt and Scott Stillman at the Faces of JFS 2019 Winter Soirée last week. Thanks to the hard work of the event committee and our honorees, this event raised nearly $500,000 to benefit Jewish Family Service's life-transforming work! 

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7th Annual Reel Hope Boulder Raised Record Amount

Friday, November 08, 2019
7th Annual Reel Hope Boulder Raised Record Amount

Duncan Tucker, Boulder-based screenwriter and director who created the thought-provoking and hilarious film, Transamerica, captivated more than 225 people at the 7th annual Reel Hope Boulder on November 2. Thanks to the support of generous donors, we raised more than $105,000—a record for this event—to support Jewish Family Service’s life-transforming work in the Boulder community! 

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Meet the 2019 Max Frankel Volunteer of the Year

Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Meet the 2019 Max Frankel Volunteer of the Year

For the past 11 years, Evan Silverman has been a fixture at JFS, volunteering in 12 different capacities and logging more than 550 hours of service. Whether it’s distributing lunches aboard the Lunchbox Express, serving older adults kosher meals at the JCC, or stuffing envelopes, Evan gives his all to support the mission of JFS and the people it serves. 

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15th Annual JFS Executive Luncheon Scored a Touchdown

Tuesday, April 09, 2019
15th Annual JFS Executive Luncheon Scored a Touchdown

Peyton Manning, football legend, entertained and inspired 800 business and professional leaders attending Jewish Family Service’s (JFS) sold-out 15th annual JFS Executive Luncheon held on April 3 at the Seawell Ballroom.  

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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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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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Faces of JFS 2018 Winter Soirée Honorees Announced

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Jewish Family Service of Colorado (JFS) will honor David Asarch and Mindy Levy Peckar at Faces of JFS 2018 Winter Soirée, on Wednesday, December 12, 6:00 p.m. at the Hangar at Stanley Marketplace, 2501 Dallas Street #135 in Aurora. This event will celebrate the diversity of JFS clients while benefiting the life-transformative work of the agency. Community members are invited to pay tribute to David Asarch, who will receive the Yana Vishnitsky Leadership Award, and Mindy Levy Peckar, who will be honored with the Joyce and Kal Zeff Humanitarian Award. 

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Congratulations to 2018 Max Frankel Volunteers of the Year

Monday, July 09, 2018
Congratulations to 2018 Max Frankel Volunteers of the Year

Mady Kassanoff and Stephen Green were honored as the Jewish Family Service Max Frankel Volunteers of the Year at the Celebrate JFS event on June 18. Mady and Stephen are both retired librarians, a couple who share a deep sense of caring for those in our community who need a hand. Lucky for us, they chose JFS as one of the places to devote their time and energy.  

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