JFS Perspectives

CBS4 Denver: Pets Are Family, Too When It Comes To Helping Furloughed Government Workers

Wednesday, January 23, 2019
CBS4 Denver: Pets Are Family, Too When It Comes To Helping Furloughed Government Workers

CBS4 Denver ran a story on January 18, 2019 about the JFS Weinberg Food Pantry and Colorado Pet Pantry giving food and pet food to a furloughed government employee: 

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Denver7: Pet and human food pantries open their doors to federal furloughed employees

Wednesday, January 09, 2019
Denver7: Pet and human food pantries open their doors to federal furloughed employees

Denver7 ran a story on January 8, 2019 about the JFS Weinberg Food Pantry offering food to furloughed government workers and Colorado Pet Pantry doing the same for pet food:  

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Thank You for Your Bright Holidays Generosity!

Friday, January 04, 2019
Thank You for Your Bright Holidays Generosity!

Last month, many generous individuals, organizations, and corporations collected holiday gifts for JFS clients through our Bright Holidays program. Donors provided gifts in three ways:  

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The Weinberg Food Pantry: A Lifeline for People in Need

Thursday, August 23, 2018
The Weinberg Food Pantry: A Lifeline for People in Need

The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Food Pantry is one of JFS’s most visible programs, and one of the most impactful. Hundreds of people in our community rely on the pantry to meet one of life’s most basic needs—food. What started as a kosher pantry serving Russian Jewish refugees in 1991 has grown into a vital community resource that serves more than 3,200 people and distributes 662,000 pounds of food each year. The pantry is open to all people, regardless of faith, race, age, or ability. 

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Raad Altaee: A Picture of Happiness

Thursday, August 23, 2018
Raad Altaee: A Picture of Happiness

Raad Altaee, 57, is warm and welcoming with a delightful twinkle in his eyes. He loves people and they love him back. He’s effusively happy and kind, and deeply appreciative of any kind gesture and eager to reciprocate. You can’t help but smile when you meet him. 

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Boulder JFS Family Safety Net Services: There for People in Need During a Crisis

Wednesday, August 08, 2018
Boulder JFS Family Safety Net Services: There for People in Need During a Crisis

Did you know that Boulder JFS has Family Safety Net services to assist older adults and adults with physical disabilities in crisis? These support services help promote long-term self-sufficiency and prevent homelessness.  

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A Mouth-Watering Mitzvah

Wednesday, August 01, 2018
A Mouth-Watering Mitzvah

More than a year ago, Brooke Gralla met with Nancy Benyamin, JFS director of Volunteer Services, to discuss ideas for her daughter Julia’s upcoming mitzvah project and to find ways they could volunteer together. Brooke and Julia decided to volunteer with Lunchbox Express delivering meals and books to low-income children throughout the metro area last summer.  

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Getting Ahead In a Just-Gettin’-by World Class a Success

Thursday, May 17, 2018
Getting Ahead In a Just-Gettin’-by World Class a Success

Ten people recently completed the 12-week course, "Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin’-by-World," which is an innovative workshop series that helps individuals and families at-risk for homelessness identify the underlying causes of poverty, increase financial literacy, and design a personalized action plan for escaping poverty and achieving long-term self-sufficiency. 

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Dealing with Job Loss

Friday, May 11, 2018

Losing a job can be traumatic. It’s more than a loss of income, but a tremendous hit to an individual’s pride and sense of self-worth. For most Americans, our identity and self-worth are tightly linked to “what we do” and “where we work.” Our job often defines “who we are.” When that changes unexpectedly, it’s a shock to our very core. 

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Earl Pettet: Maintaining Hope Through Crisis

Thursday, May 03, 2018
Earl Pettet: Maintaining Hope Through Crisis

Many of us are one crisis away from financial instability. It could be job loss, a medical emergency, or a death in the family. Without significant savings, it’s easy to go from self-sufficiency to facing homelessness in a matter of months. 

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