JFS Perspectives

5th Annual Reel Hope Boulder with Bruce Vilanch Most Successful to Date

Friday, October 20, 2017
5th Annual Reel Hope Boulder with Bruce Vilanch Most Successful to Date

Rebecca

Award-winning Hollywood writer, actor, and comedian Bruce Vilanch entertained nearly 300 people attending the 5th annual Reel Hope Boulder, benefiting Boulder Jewish Family Service (JFS). Special thanks to generous donors who gave to support the life-transforming work that JFS does in the Boulder community to help people like Rebecca (pictured to the right). In this record year, Reel Hope Boulder grossed more than $92,000—a 22% increase over last year!

 

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Boulder JFS Presents Reel Hope Boulder: Behind the Screen with Bruce Vilanch

Friday, July 14, 2017
Boulder JFS Presents Reel Hope Boulder: Behind the Screen with Bruce Vilanch

Boulder Jewish Family Service (JFS) will host its fifth annual fundraiser, “Reel Hope Boulder” on Saturday, October 14 at the Boulder JCC, 6007 Oreg Avenue. Guests will enjoy an entertaining evening with award-winning writer, comedian, songwriter, and actor Bruce Vilanch. Ron Bostwick, a freelance event producer and announcer, will interview Vilanch to showcase a “behind-the-screen” account of Bruce’s storied decades-long career. Bostwick has interviewed numerous celebrities at the Boulder International Film Festival, as well as featured speakers at three Reel Hope Boulder events. 

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Celebrate JFS Honors Volunteers and Board

Friday, June 30, 2017
Celebrate JFS Honors Volunteers and Board

Nearly 300 people attended Celebrate JFS, Jewish Family Service's annual meeting and celebration of volunteers, board, supporters, and staff held June 26. Guests of all ages gathered at Palazzo Verdi near Fiddler’s Green, and sampled delicious hors d’oeuvres and drinks while mingling and enjoying the art in the adjacent Madden Museum.  

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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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Yana's Final Celebrate JFS as CEO

Thursday, July 28, 2016
Yana's Final Celebrate JFS as CEO

Celebrate JFS crowdApproximately 200 people attended Celebrate JFS, Jewish Family Service's annual meeting and celebration of volunteers, board, supporters, and staff held June 27. Guests of all ages gathered at Palazzo Verdi near Fiddler’s Green, and sampled sumptuous hors d’oeuvres and drinks while mingling and enjoying the art in the adjacent Madden Museum. 

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