JFS Perspectives

SHALOM Denver Launches New Website to Promote Socially Responsible Business Services

Thursday, February 27, 2020
SHALOM Denver Launches New Website to Promote Socially Responsible Business Services

SHALOM Denver, a division of Jewish Family Service, recently launched a new website, shalomdenver.com, to promote its socially responsible business services, such as mailing, digital printing, Every Door Direct Mail® Marketing, and packaging and assembly. SHALOM Denver also provides employment and training to people with disabilities and individuals with barriers to employment. 

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Jewish Family Service Hosts Free Job Fair October 11

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Jewish Family Service (JFS) will host a Job Fair on Friday, October 11, from 10:00 a.m. to noon at Jewish Family Service, 3201 South Tamarac Drive in Denver. It is free and open to the public. Job seekers can meet employers from various industries, including hospitality, food service, home health care, and more. 

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Free Smart Strategies Workshop for 50+ Jobseekers August 29

Monday, August 12, 2019

Jewish Family Service of Colorado (JFS) will host a two-hour workshop for 50+ jobseekers on Thursday, August 29, from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon. It is free to attend and open to mature jobseekers 50 years and older seeking new or better employment. 

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Meet Our New Board Members!

Tuesday, July 02, 2019
Meet Our New Board Members!

Jewish Family Service of Colorado (JFS) installed new Board members, Jonathan “JJ” Asarch, Mac Mascovits, and Victor "Vic" Sulzer, at our Celebrate JFS event in June. Leanna Harris will now serve as Board Chair. Board members completing their service were Julian Izbiky and Carol Karshmer. 

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Lunchbox Express Providing Free Summer Lunches and Books at 21 Locations in Disadvantaged Neighborhoods

Thursday, May 16, 2019
Lunchbox Express Providing Free Summer Lunches and Books at 21 Locations in Disadvantaged Neighborhoods

Lunchbox Express, a program of Jewish Family Service of Colorado (JFS), will begin providing free summer lunches through the USDA’s Summer Food Service Program on May 28. Lunchbox Express is a simple mobile food delivery system that brings fresh, nutritious lunches via repurposed mini school buses and some static sites. The program targets residential areas with a high percentage of children who typically receive free or reduced-fee lunches at school during the school year. 

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BACK TO WORK 50+ at Jewish Family Service Hosts Free Smart Strategies Workshop for 50+ Jobseekers January 15

Wednesday, January 02, 2019

Jewish Family Service of Colorado (JFS) will host a two-hour workshop for 50+ jobseekers on Tuesday, January 15, from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon. It is free to attend and open to mature jobseekers 50 years and older seeking new or better employment. 

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Jewish Family Service Appoints Linda Foster as President and CEO

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Linda P. FosterLinda P. Foster was selected as Jewish Family Service of Colorado’s (JFS) new president and CEO and will join the agency on November 28, 2018. JFS’s Board Search Committee conducted a wide-ranging national search for the agency’s new leader and came to a unanimous choice, which was ratified by the full JFS Board of Directors today. 

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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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Lunchbox Express Providing Free Summer Lunches to Low-Income Children at 16 Locations

Monday, May 14, 2018
Lunchbox Express Providing Free Summer Lunches to Low-Income Children at 16 Locations

Lunchbox Express, a program of Jewish Family Service of Colorado (JFS), will begin providing free summer lunches through the USDA’s Summer Food Service Program on May 29. Lunchbox Express is a simple mobile food delivery system that brings fresh, nutritious lunches to low-income children via mini school buses. The program targets residential areas with a high percentage of children who typically receive free or reduced-fee lunches at school during the school year.  

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Local Organizations Donate 10,000 Pounds of Food to Jewish Family Service

Monday, April 30, 2018
Local Organizations Donate 10,000 Pounds of Food to Jewish Family Service

Because food donations to Jewish Family Service’s (JFS) Weinberg Food Pantry drop significantly in the springtime, the agency recently held a Spring Community Food Drive. Ten local businesses, churches, schools, JFS staff, and other organizations participated and collectively donated nearly 10,000 pounds of food. This food will supply the Weinberg Food Pantry for one month and can feed 550 people for five days. 

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