JFS Perspectives

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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Local Teacher Delivers Lesson in Kindness

Monday, May 11, 2020
Local Teacher Delivers Lesson in Kindness

Ann Deyarmond, who works with kids on the autism spectrum at Joe Shoemaker Elementary, is helping students meet one of their most basic needs while the school is closed. She comes to the Weinberg Food Pantry up to three times a week and delivers food to six families, which she plans to continue through the summer. 

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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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Colorado Public Radio: A Jewish Family Service Tradition

Monday, December 02, 2019
Colorado Public Radio: A Jewish Family Service Tradition

Colorado Public Radio included a mention of Denverite's Thanksgiving story in its "Photos from the Week" feature on November 29, 2019: 

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Denverite: Jewish Family Service offers turkeys, all the fixings, and lessons in an American outlook

Monday, December 02, 2019
Denverite: Jewish Family Service offers turkeys, all the fixings, and lessons in an American outlook

Denverite featured a story on November 28, 2019 about Jewish Family Service's Thanksgiving food program and how several refugee families have benefited over the years: 

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Trader Joe’s Partners with JFS to Fight Hunger

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Everyone loves Trader Joe’s, but those who visit the Weinberg Food Pantry with any regularity have a special affinity for the popular grocery retailer. Trader Joe’s Greenwood Village store is one of the largest in-kind donors to the pantry, supplying fresh produce, prepared foods, dairy products, bread, and even fresh flowers on a regular basis. Last year, Trader Joe’s donated 84,000 pounds of food, enough to make 65,000 meals. 

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Corporate Employees Get Out of the Board Room and Back on the School Bus

Monday, August 19, 2019
Corporate Employees Get Out of the Board Room and Back on the School Bus

We just concluded another amazing Lunchbox Express season! Hundreds of dedicated volunteers distributed more than 22,000 fresh, nutritious lunches and more than 12,000 books to children in need at 16 locations throughout the Denver metro area. We were thrilled to partner with seven corporate groups to fill many of these volunteer slots: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), DaVita, FirstBank, Kroenke Sports & Entertainment (KSE), Randstad, South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce’s Women in Business Committee, and Xcel Energy. Many of these groups took multiple shifts on various days throughout the summer. And for some groups, their employees have returned year after year. 

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Third Graders Put Jewish Values into Action to Benefit JFS

Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Third Graders Put Jewish Values into Action to Benefit JFS

Performing acts of loving kindness (gemilut chasadim), doing good deeds (mitzvot), philanthropic giving (tzedakah), and working to repair the world (tikkun olam) are all integral parts of the daily teachings at Denver Jewish Day School (Denver JDS). One way these values are taught is through the Helping Hands project, which connects each grade in the Lower Division (kindergarten through fifth grade) with a local nonprofit. JFS is the proud recipient of the third graders’ year-long community service project. 

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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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