JFS Perspectives

L’dor V’dor: From Generation to Generation

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Jewish Family Service exists to fulfill one of the most important Jewish values, that of Tikkun Olam, the obligation to make the world a better place. With this value as a guide, JFS ensures a future where families are strong, children are safe, and our seniors are cared for and not alone.  

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Next-Generation Volunteers Are Making a Difference

Monday, August 20, 2018
Next-Generation Volunteers Are Making a Difference

If this summer’s JFS youth volunteers are any indication of the next generation’s leaders, the future looks bright! Nearly 40 kids, ages 10 to 18, served JFS this summer by distributing lunches and school supplies through Lunchbox Express, sorting food and supplies in the Weinberg Food Pantry, and completing meaningful mitzvah projects.  

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A Mouth-Watering Mitzvah

Wednesday, August 01, 2018
A Mouth-Watering Mitzvah

More than a year ago, Brooke Gralla met with Nancy Benyamin, JFS director of Volunteer Services, to discuss ideas for her daughter Julia’s upcoming mitzvah project and to find ways they could volunteer together. Brooke and Julia decided to volunteer with Lunchbox Express delivering meals and books to low-income children throughout the metro area last summer.  

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Donor Spotlight: Jerry and Gail Sloat

Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Donor Spotlight: Jerry and Gail Sloat

Jerry SloatJerry and Gail Sloat have been longtime supporters of Boulder JFS. In fact, their first contact with JFS was when Jerry volunteered to sound the shofar at a JFS High Holy Day service in an assisted living facility approximately 35 years ago! Since then, their involvement has grown. Jerry still sounds the shofar at all of the High Holy Day services in many senior living communities around Boulder. Gail has been a Friendly Visitor volunteer for about seven years, which she loves.  

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Whole Foods: A Whole Lot More than Our Neighborhood Grocery Store

Tuesday, February 06, 2018
Whole Foods: A Whole Lot More than Our Neighborhood Grocery Store

Whole Foods Tamarac recently raised nearly $20,000 for Jewish Family Service (JFS) through two of its community donation programs: Feed 4 More and bag credits. Through Feed 4 More, cashiers ask customers to help fill the cupboards for a family of four by donating $5, $10, or any other amount when they check out. The store chose JFS as this program’s recipient organization for the 2017 holiday season. 

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Donor Spotlight: David Asarch

Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Donor Spotlight: David Asarch

David Asarch carries on his family’s history of philanthropy with his ongoing support of Jewish Family Service (JFS). He serves on the Board and has been active with the Executive, Budget and Finance, Development, and Executive Luncheon Committees. He shares more of his story with us:  

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Donor Spotlight: Stacey Garrett

Thursday, October 26, 2017
Donor Spotlight: Stacey Garrett

There are so many ways you can give to Jewish Family Service! One easy way is to donate through Colorado Gives Day. We spoke with Stacey Garrett, a CPA who has supported JFS in this way since 2011 to find out why she chose this method of giving.   

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Global Atlantic Financial Group Helps JFS Take a Bite Out of Hunger

Thursday, June 29, 2017
Global Atlantic Financial Group Helps JFS Take a Bite Out of Hunger

Jamie and Andrew Resnik continue to find unique ways to help Jewish Family Service! You may remember the blog post about the Resniks packing meal bags for the Weinberg Food Pantry with their young children. They recently made an even bigger impact, this time through Andrew’s company, Global Atlantic Financial Group.  

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Donor Spotlight: Andrea and Scott Stillman

Thursday, June 22, 2017
Donor Spotlight: Andrea and Scott Stillman

Andrea and Scott Stillman’s relationship with Jewish Family Service is multi-faceted. They donate resources, volunteer, and utilize services. Andrea and Scott share why they support JFS.  

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Donor Spotlight: Jay and Kim Morse

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Donor Spotlight: Jay and Kim Morse

There are so many ways you can give to Jewish Family Service! One easy way is to set up a monthly recurring gift. We spoke with Jay and Kim Morse who support JFS in this way to find out why they chose this method of giving. Jay is an inside sales representative for Haynes Mechanical Systems and Kim is a senior account manager with Ready Talk.  

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