JFS Volunteers Make Hanukkah Bright for Seniors

Boulder Jewish Family Service (JFS) provided a record number of Hanukkah celebrations at seven senior facilities in Boulder County in December. We couldn’t have accomplished this without the help of many dedicated volunteers!

Young Volunteers at Frasier Meadows Hanukkah Celebration

Thank you to the following people who led programs at the senior facilities: Rabbi Marc Soloway with the Bonai Shalom Hebrew School, Patrice Spitz, Rabbi Ori Har, Rabbi Josh Rose, Rabbi Ruth Gelfarb (who just moved here from Chicago), Joe Lukasik, and Phil Rubenstein from the Boulder JCC. We also appreciate all the staff members at the facilities who took care of all the logistics so that our celebrations could come together flawlessly.

Rabbi Rose Leads Service at Boulder Meridian

A big thank you to Rich Buchman who took time off work again this year to make delicious latkes for everyone!

The Latke King, Rich Buchman, at Golden West

Thank you to the students of Congregation Bonai Shalom for their participation at Golden West – they even did a flash mob dance for the residents!

Bonai Shalom Students Perform Hanukkah Flash Mob Dance at Golden West

Everyone truly brightened the holiday for these seniors, many of whom do not have anyone else to celebrate the holidays with them.

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.

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