JFS Perspectives

From the Interim CEO: Debra J. Zimmerman

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

It is my privilege to serve as interim president and CEO of Jewish Family Service as we initiate a search for the next leader of the organization. I want to assure our clients, staff, volunteers, and supporters that during this time of transition, we remain laser focused on our mission to enhance well-being to those in need in our community. We remain committed to serving the more than 22,000 vulnerable people in our community who are relying on our support this year.  

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From the CEO: Senior Focus

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Jewish Family Service has a long tradition of advocating and caring for older adults in our community. From care management services, to nutritious food, to homemaker services and companionship, we are helping seniors remain active, socially connected, and living as independently as possible. 

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From the CEO: The Power of Human Potential

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Jewish Family Service serves the vulnerable in our community in myriad ways. As you’ll discover in this issue of Family Matters, we support those with intellectual and developmental disabilities at our SHALOM Denver division. There, we’re helping people learn, grow, work, engage, and realize their full potential.  

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From the CEO: JFS—Who we are and why we are

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
From the CEO: JFS—Who we are and why we are

The New Year is an opportunity to reflect, refresh, renew, and look forward.  We do this as individuals, families, communities, and organizations. During consequential times, this process of determining who we are, why we are, and what we stand for is more important than ever. I will not presume to suggest what each of us should do individually, but I can share the “who, why, and what” of this extraordinary organization, Jewish Family Service of Colorado (JFS).  

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From the CEO: On Literacy and Learning

Thursday, August 17, 2017
From the CEO: On Literacy and Learning

“Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.” Margaret Fuller  

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From the CEO: Fresh Forward!

Thursday, June 22, 2017
From the CEO: Fresh Forward!

Jewish Family Service is embarking on an important new initiative. We have committed to provide the highest quality, nutritious food though all our food programs. Considering that JFS distributed the equivalent of more than 345,000 meals in the last year, this is significant.  

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Preventing Homelessness: The Very Special Work of JFS

Tuesday, May 09, 2017
Preventing Homelessness: The Very Special Work of JFS

Despite Colorado’s relative prosperity, approximately 10,500 children and adults are homeless in Colorado on any given night. Of those, 7,600 are living in emergency shelters or transitional housing and 2,900 are on the streets.  

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