Boulder JFS

Boulder JFS


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Boulder JFS's office at the JCC is closed; staff is working remotely. 

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Boulder JFS believes in strengthening the community by providing vital services to people in need. Every day, JFS helps people overcome difficult life challenges to reach their full potential. Boulder JFS helps older adults maintain a high quality of life through programs and services that keep them supported, connected, and engaged. Services include care management, counseling, companionship, emergency assistance, and holiday celebrations. JFS serves people of all faiths, races, ages, incomes, and abilities.

  • Care Management—Supporting access to a continuum of services that help older adults live in their community of choice.
  • Emergency Assistance—Providing financial assistance to older adults and people with disabilities so they may remain housed.
  • Friendly Visitor and Para-chaplain Program—Pairing a Friendly Visitor volunteer with an older adult to promote meaningful friendships and prevent social isolation.
  • Holiday Services—Trained volunteers conduct Shabbat and holiday celebrations at residential communities, giving residents an important connection to their faith. 
Pen Pal Club

Remember your first pen pal? The art of writing is more important today than ever. As we desperately try to reach our older adults who are in strict lockdown, we realized a good old-fashioned letter will make their day! If you are interested in being a pen pal or know of someone who could use a handwritten letter, please contact Mary Pierce as soon as possible. Anyone can participate, no matter their faith.

Leave a Legacy 

Jewish Family Service has been selected to participate with 27 other local Jewish organizations in Live On | LIFE & LEGACY™, a program that supports Jewish organizations in securing legacy gifts. Learn how to Leave a Legacy


Boulder JFS Advisory Committee

  • Deb Grojean, Co-chair
  • Evie Verderber, Co-chair  
  • Carolyn Bleicher
  • Susan Edelman
  • Ardee Imerman
  • Terri Miro  
  • Meg Quiat
  • Heidi Schoen
  • Mark Schwartz  
  • Barbara Steinmetz
  • Mary Ann Wilner  

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Meet the Boulder JFS Staff:

Kammi Siemens, MSW
Ph: 720.749.3401

Kammi Siemens, MSW, is the director of Boulder Jewish Family Service. She is responsible for providing leadership and vision that expand the collaborative nature of Boulder JFS while increasing the impact of Boulder programs and services. Kammi is skilled at facilitating partnerships among nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and policy makers to implement creative, results-based solutions to entrenched social challenges. She most recently served as community funding manager for the Boulder Department of Human Services and was the director of financial wellness for Goodwill Industries International. Kammi has spent her career devoted to advancing social, educational, and economic opportunity for individuals, children, and families.

Being a Boulder County resident and CU graduate, Kammi’s contribution to the Boulder community is personal. She is inspired by the opportunity to advance JFS programs that are built on compassion, inclusion, and social justice.

 

 


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Mary Pierce
Ph: 720.749.3403

Mary joined Boulder JFS in December 2019 as the volunteer services coordinator. She is responsible for recruiting and coordinating volunteers for the Friendly Visitor program, para-chaplains who lead monthly Shabbat services, and people who facilitate holiday programs at area senior facilities.

She lives in Boulder with her husband and two teenage daughters, both who attended the JCC preschool when they were younger and had many opportunities to attend JFS holiday celebrations with their school. They are members of Bonai Shalom Congregation where Rabbi Marc Soloway guided both daughters through their bat mitzvahs.

Most recently Mary served as the development director for Safehouse in Boulder after a career in meeting and event planning. She graduated from Western Colorado University and has lived in the Boulder area since the 1980s. She loves to play tennis, hike the beautiful Colorado mountains, and downhill ski with her family.

"I look forward to working with JFS helping connect clients with Friendly Visitor volunteers and bringing Jewish celebrations to the community."

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Stuart Feinhor
Ph: 720.749.3404

Stuart joined JFS in July 2020 as the programs coordinator for Boulder JFS. He is responsible for growing and enhancing JFS’s incredible programs to meet the needs of the Jewish and non-Jewish populations of older adults and others in Boulder County.

Originally from Dayton, Ohio, Stuart earned his BA in psychology at Brandeis University. After living abroad in Paris, in the mid 80’s, he then pursued a series of graduate studies in counseling psychology (CIIS), Hebrew letters (HUC-JIR), and creative writing (the New School). Since December 2019, Stuart has served as program director for Salute Colorado, a small nonprofit that provides mentoring to veterans who are transitioning from active duty. He has also provided cultural outreach to the senior community for the 2020 Census. Prior to that he served for 10 years as a constituent advocate for then-Congressman Jared Polis (now Governor Polis).

A published poet, Stuart is also a faculty member at Boulder’s Congregation Har HaShem, where he has served as d’var Torah coach, adult Hebrew teacher, and adult bn’ai mitzvah teacher. Stuart cares deeply about the values of Tikkun Olam and looks forward to supporting and embodying those values as a member of Jewish Family Service.

"I love connecting people to services and resources they need to live better lives. No use reinventing the wheel."

 

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Contact Us

Main: 303.415.1025


6007 Oreg Avenue
Boulder, CO 80303

 









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