JFS Perspectives

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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A Grateful Reflection on My Summer Internship at Jewish Family Service

Thursday, July 27, 2017
A Grateful Reflection on My Summer Internship at Jewish Family Service

Celebrate JFS tastingDespite all I’d heard about what interns do, I didn’t go on any coffee runs during my time as a Jewish Family Service (JFS) intern. Instead, I went on photoshoots and learned how to capture the excitement between Colorado Senior Connections members passionately discussing the program over lattés. I happily accompanied coworkers to catering tastings for our Celebrate JFS event rather than ever being asked to go pick up everyone’s lunch. I never was directed to monotonously organize files for the office, but I did spend a rewarding afternoon organizing fruits and vegetables at the JFS Weinberg Food Pantry with volunteers to help feed the Denver community.  

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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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Dancing and More: Cleo Parker Robinson Inspires JFS Staff

Friday, March 10, 2017
Dancing and More: Cleo Parker Robinson Inspires JFS Staff

We were honored to have Cleo Parker Robinson, founder and executive creative director of the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble, speak at our agency staff meeting on Thursday, March 2. Founded in 1970, Cleo’s dance ensemble has toured the world and earned international recognition. Among Cleo’s many honors, she was inducted into the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame, named to the National Council on the Arts (by President Clinton), and awarded a Kennedy Center Medal of Honor.  

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Letter from Shepard Nevel, New President & CEO

Monday, January 23, 2017
Letter from Shepard Nevel, New President & CEO

It has been inspiring to hear from countless individuals about how much Jewish Family Service means to them and their friends and families. This is what we strive for at JFS—to positively impact tens of thousands of people of all ages, races, ethnicities, nationalities, and backgrounds. This is the extraordinary 144-year legacy of service that the talented and dedicated staff, board members, supporters, and partners of JFS are committed to maintaining and building on.  

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My “Superpowers” Energize Service

Friday, December 09, 2016
My “Superpowers” Energize Service

By Tamara L. Weil, AmeriCorps Member, JFS Refugee Mental Health

I think of serving in AmeriCorps as my very own superpower. It evens comes with a uniform, the ubiquitous “A” that I always wear when serving, either as a small, elegant pin or a big, bold patch on a t-shirt or vest that announces: I am an AmeriCorps member and I am here to help.  

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