Monday, December 29, 2008
"Take better care of myself and JFS by making sure the agency stays financially solid and the service to the community does not get interrupted."
--Yana Vishnitsky, president & CEO
"To volunteer more and get involved in my church. After I recently attended a JFS Hanukkah celebration at a nursing home, I realized how important my faith is to me and want to do more in 2009! My work resolution is to raise more money for JFS!"
--Mary Linder, development associate
"To quote Starbucks...'Do something good every day!'"
--Kari Alpen, graphic designer
"Follow through with my commitments to myself - exercise more, take more time for myself, etc."
--Alaina Green, marketing and public relations associate
"Start doing yoga again."
--Michele Lacey, grants officer
"I miss my friends at the JCC - get back to a more frequent exercise routine - and eat more vegetables!"
--Ron Crowell, Home-Based Services coordinator
"Have more fun (that includes more skiing)!"
--Cathy Grimm, JFS Senior Solutions director
--Donna Lutz, Nursing Home Outreach coordinator
"To make JFS at Home have a successful and healthy year (and my puppies, too)!"
--Carla Weeks, JFS at Home director
"To finish my kitchen (which I've been remodeling for months)!"
--Sandy Schmitt, human resources assistant
"To see and talk to my grandson more often (which I will do thanks to my new web cam)!"
--Linda Neuman, receptionist
Our staff knows how to celebrate! We tossed out the traditional holiday decor for this year's staff party. Check out this photo of our flamingo-filled fun!
Monday, December 22, 2008
JFS's annual movie premiere fundraiser was highlighted in an article by Joanne Davidson, Denver Post society reporter. She played with the fact that it was the fundraiser's 13th year and how superstitious people find that number unlucky. However, despite the state of the economy, the event was a success!
Family Safety Net
JFS's Family Safety Net program was a recipient of this year's Post-News Season to Share, a McCormick Foundation Fund that raises money for over 65 agencies serving disadvantaged children, people who are hungry, homeless, or in need of medical care. As the Rocky Mountain News article states, "Catching people before they fall is the goal of Jewish Family Service's emergency assistance program, Family Safety Net. The hungry and those in danger of losing their home can tap into the Safety Net's key programs: the Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Food Pantry, an emergency assistance plan, and the HOME Alliance, designed to prevent homelessness."
Friday, December 12, 2008
Complete with Hollywood-style lighting effects, the festivities featured a movie screening, the presentation of a touching JFS agency video, a brief awards ceremony, dinner, and dessert reception. Les Shapiro, a celebrity emcee, businessman and sportscaster, added the perfect mix of humor and professionalism as Master of Ceremonies.
--Kari Alpen and Alaina Green, JFS Marketing Department
Lande created these magazine pages with photography and collage. This new work is meant to hint at the volumes of issues one would have to create to do justice to all the women who have contributed to the story of the Jewish people - without which there would not be a Jewish people. Her images celebrate, invoke, and reveal both Jewish history and Jewish women’s history that has been hidden, buried, forgotten, or unacknowledged.
As Marilyn states, “My photographic works are visual translations of life and history often emphasizing my inner connection to the Jewish people. By subsuming the past into the present I hope to engage the viewer to add to his/her knowledge and reality, and enrich their particular visions.”
Lande, a Denver conceptual artist, photographer, videographer, and independent researcher has spent many years exploring the history of Jewish women, and the way that history and Jewish heritage and faith has influenced the art and lives of Jewish women.
The show is running through mid-February so call (303) 597.5000 x392 and make an appointment for a private showing or group tour with the artist before it's too late! Learn more about Marilyn Lande...