Jewish Family Service Brings Judaism to Seniors
Katarina, a JFS volunteer who joins us at religious celebrations, brings her daughter, Naomi (shown here), the youngest guest who, is a big hit with the residents.

Jewish Family Service Brings Judaism to Seniors

Laura Fischer, resident of Frasier Meadows, sang the blessing over the holiday candles while Rabbi Bronstein, Chaplain Merlene Barner, residents and family members, and JFS volunteers look on.

This month, Boulder Jewish Family Service led High Holy Day services in seven retirement communities in Boulder County—“bringing Judaism to our seniors,” as Ingrid Swords, volunteer resource coordinator calls it.

Katarina, a JFS volunteer who joins us at religious celebrations, brings her daughter, Naomi (shown here), the youngest guest who, is a big hit with the residents.

Services were led by Rabbis Deborah Bronstein, Josh Rose, Marc Soloway , and Morah Yehudis Fishman, and volunteer para-chaplains Joseph Lukasik, David Bernstein and Patrice Spitz. Jerry Sloat blew the shofar at all seven JFS services, as he has been doing for 41 years.

Jerry Sloat blowing the shofar at Frasier Meadows

About Jewish Family Service

JFS Boulder helps individuals 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 everyone regardless of race, faith, gender, national origin, disability, or sexual orientation.

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