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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Volunteer Spotlight: Molly Bayer

Monday, June 15, 2020
Volunteer Spotlight: Molly Bayer

Molly Bayer first got involved with Boulder JFS about 14 years ago when her kids were young. Over the years, she has volunteered at older adult communities for the Jewish holidays and has served on Reel Hope Boulder event committees. She also attended a grief group led by a JFS care manager, which she says “was a positive experience and made me feel more connected to the organization.” 

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Volunteer Spearheads Successful Tech to Connect Program

Monday, May 18, 2020

Sue MackeySue Mackey, a Boulder JFS volunteer, recently started a wonderful program to help connect local isolated older adults with their families. Sue explains the program and how she got the idea: 

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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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National Volunteer Week: Honoring Our Extraordinary Community’s Response to COVID-19 Crisis

Friday, April 17, 2020
National Volunteer Week: Honoring Our Extraordinary Community’s Response to COVID-19 Crisis

Extraordinary. Unbelievable yet believable. Overwhelming outpouring of support. These are a few terms we’ve heard from our Volunteer Services team in the last month regarding the community response to requests for help during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Passover Celebrations in the Time of Social Distancing

Friday, April 17, 2020
Passover Celebrations in the Time of Social Distancing

Typically, at this time of year, our volunteer para-chaplains and other local leaders would be hosting Passover Seders in nine senior communities in the Boulder area. While it wasn’t safe to do that this year, we couldn’t pass over the opportunity to bring the holiday to isolated older adults in retirement communities or their homes.  

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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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Bonnie Erdheim List: Giving Back as A Family

Tuesday, March 03, 2020
Bonnie Erdheim List: Giving Back as A Family

What inspired you to start volunteering at JFS?
I have always wanted to give back and I think it is important that both my children, Dylan and Lindsay, realize how fortunate we are. I have always known about Jewish Family Service growing up. My kids were both exposed to Jewish Family Service from their temple as well.  

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Meet New Friendly Visitor Volunteer Robin Davidson

Monday, February 17, 2020

Robin DavidsonWhen Robin Davidson moved to Boulder about six months ago, one of the first things on her agenda was to find a place to donate her time. Her local cousins suggested she go to the Boulder JCC, where she was connected to Jewish Family Service (JFS). 

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