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News Briefs from Boulder JFS

Boulder-JFS-Centered-CMYKThere is a lot going on at Boulder Jewish Family Service (JFS)!

Purim Mitzvah!
Congregation Har HaShem provided mishloach manot (Purim baskets) and Boulder JFS volunteers delivered them to 36 senior clients. The seniors were thrilled with this lovely gesture and thoroughly enjoyed the gifts. One JFS volunteer said, “It is so uplifting to deliver a gift to seniors — they are so appreciative and it just makes me feel so happy to do this. Count me in for Passover!”

Speaking of Passover…
Boulder JFS will be celebrating Passover at seven retirement communities in April. We are in need of volunteers to provide food, welcome residents and make the holidays festive. For more details or to volunteer, please contact Ingrid Swords, Boulder JFS volunteer coordinator, at 303.415.1025 or iswords@jewishfamilyservice.org.

Shabbat Leader Needed at Balfour
Boulder JFS volunteers currently lead monthly Shabbat services at three retirement communities. Residents at Balfour Assisted Living have been meeting for Shabbat and have contacted JFS for a leader. To learn more about this volunteer opportunity or about para-chaplain training, please contact Ingrid Swords, Boulder JFS volunteer coordinator, at 303.415.1025 or iswords@jewishfamilyservice.org.

Join the Boulder JFS Team
We are seeking a part-time care manager and counselor to provide care management services, in-home counseling, and support groups to seniors, their families, and adults with chronic illnesses. View the full job description and apply at www.jewishfamilyservice.org/about-jfs/careers.

Boulder JFS Awards Flood Relief Grants
Thanks to funding from JEWISHcolorado (formerly Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado) and Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA), Boulder JFS recently awarded grants to 15 families for long-term rebuilding from flood damage.  One client said, “I will definitely be able to recover from the flood now … thank you and thank G-d!”  Prior to these grants, Boulder JFS provided financial assistance and support to more than 55 families affected by the floods. These grants were also made possible by generous allocations from JEWISHcolorado, as well as from Rose Community Foundation and individual donors.

Good Grief
Boulder JFS, in collaboration with TRU Community Care, will be offering a six-week grief support group for members of the Boulder Jewish community, affiliated and non-affiliated, who have experienced a loss. The group will begin in early May. Space is limited and registration is required. For information or to register, please call the Boulder JFS office, 303.415.1025.

About Alaina Green

Associate Director of Marketing and Communications for Jewish Family Service of Colorado

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