JFS Boulder Distributes Chanukah Bags to Older Adult Communities

Due to social distancing and other safety practices, JFS Boulder was not able to host traditional Chanukah celebrations in older adult communities this year like we have in the past. However, we have found creative solutions to bring the holidays to the community!

With generous contributions from community members, older adults and people with disabilities in the Boulder County area received holiday bags in time for Chanukah. Bags included sufganiyah, gelt, dreidels, mini LED menorahs, and holiday greetings.

Collin Miller and friends

A special shout out to Fairview student Colin Miller, who has organized the student’s donation of sufganiyah to JFS for the past four years. The 60 recipients were either part of our Friendly Visitor or Care Management programs or were referred from local synagogues or retirement communities.

JFS employee Stuart Feinhor and volunteer Corryn LaCombe assembling bags. Also pictured is part of the Boulder Jewish News’ contribution of cell phones and tablets for CircleTalk and grief group participants.

Also for Chanukah, Boulder Jewish News donated two cell phones and two tablets to JFS for participants of Jewish grief groups and the CircleTalk group who might not otherwise get to participate in the online activities because of not having access to the right technology. If you have spare working phones or tablets, please contact Kammi at ksiemens@jewishfamilyservice.org.

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