JFS Perspectives

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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​Scott Stillman Joins Jewish Family Service Board of Directors

Thursday, February 08, 2018

Scott StillmanJewish Family Service of Colorado (JFS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Scott Stillman to its Board of Directors. Stillman is the president and managing partner of MassMutual Colorado, a company that provides comprehensive financial planning for small- and mid-sized businesses and professionals in the areas of estate planning, business succession planning, retirement planning, and risk management. The firm includes more than 70 advisors working across the Front Range. 

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Bereavement Support Group Begins January 24

Thursday, November 30, 2017
Bereavement Support Group Begins January 24

Rafael Spiritual Healing Services, a program of Jewish Family Service Mental Health Specialists and the Jewish Community Chaplaincy, is offering a bereavement group for people who have experienced the loss of a loved one. The group will run on Wednesdays from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m., beginning January 24 through March 14 at Jewish Family Service, 3201 South Tamarac Drive in Denver. Participants are asked to make a commitment to attend all eight sessions. The cost is $200. Arrangements can be made for those unable to pay. 

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JFS Offers Resource Day November 3

Thursday, October 26, 2017
JFS Offers Resource Day November 3

Jewish Family Service (JFS) will host a resource day on Friday, November 3, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Jewish Family Service, 3201 South Tamarac Drive in Denver. It is free and open to the public. The following resources will be available so that participants can learn about many community programs in one convenient place: 

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Julie Alcorn Joins Jewish Family Service as Chief Development Officer

Monday, October 16, 2017
Julie Alcorn Joins Jewish Family Service as Chief Development Officer

Jewish Family Service of Colorado (JFS) is pleased to welcome Julie Alcorn as Chief Development Officer. As a key member of the JFS executive leadership team, she is responsible for developing the strategy behind the agency’s growing fundraising and communications programs and for overseeing the implementation of those strategies. Alcorn leads and provides vision for the marketing and development staff and is responsible for supporting the fundraising and communications efforts of the organization. 

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Jewish Family Service to Honor Gay Curtiss-Lusher and Sam Zaitz at ‘The Faces of JFS 2017 Winter Soirée’ on December 14

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Jewish Family Service to Honor Gay Curtiss-Lusher and Sam Zaitz at ‘The Faces of JFS 2017 Winter Soirée’ on December 14

Jewish Family Service of Colorado (JFS) will honor Gay Curtiss-Lusher and Sam Zaitz at The Faces of JFS 2017 Winter Soirée, on Thursday, December 14, 6:00 p.m. at the Grand Hyatt Denver, 1750 Welton Street. This inaugural fundraiser will celebrate the diversity of JFS clients while benefiting the life-transformative work of the agency. Community members are invited to pay tribute to Gay Curtiss-Lusher, who will receive the Joyce and Kal Zeff Humanitarian Award, and Sam Zaitz, who will be honored with the inaugural Yana Vishnitsky Leadership Award.  

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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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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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Kosher Meal Program Request for Proposal!

Friday, January 27, 2017

Volunteers of America, JEWISHcolorado, and Jewish Family Service are accepting competitive proposals for a food service provider to provide nutrition services for the Kosher Community Nutrition and Maintenance Program. Download the request for proposal and addendum below.

Kosher Meal RFP and Addendum Kosher Meal RFP and Addendum (52 KB)

 

 

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