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

Founded 150 years ago, we currently offer more than 30 programs and services, including food security, housing stability, mental health counseling, aging care, employment support, and disability services. JFS takes a holistic approach, assessing the various needs of the individual or family and provides the appropriate services all from one organization.

Check Also

Experience Yom Kippur with Boulder Center for Judaism

Services are not only about prayers and rituals but about celebrating Judaism as a dynamic and enriching community experience harmoniously shared by Jews of any and all backgrounds.

Correct Sin-Tax

Teshuva is the Jewish way to pay our ‘sin taxes.’ Aveira is one of the Hebrew words for transgression. In my mind, it resonates with the English word, ‘over.’

%d bloggers like this: