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JFS WELCOMES THREE NEW EXECUTIVE STAFF MEMBERS Staff Spotlight, page 6

BROADENING A JEWISH CONNECTION FOR OLDER ADULTS Volunteer Spotlight, page 8

PRINTING WITH PURPOSE MAILING WITH A MISSION Shalom Denver, page 9

A PUBLICATION OF

Serving people of all faiths, ages, incomes, and abilities

JFS’S COMMUNITY RABBI PROVIDES SPIRITUAL SUPPORT IN TIMES OF NEED Client Spotlight, page 4


From the

CEO

Dear Friends,

I have some exciting news to share about a new project at JFS that will enhance the quality of our services and provide a better experience for those we are fortunate to serve. We are remodeling the lobby and atrium at the JFS Tamarac building to provide a more welcoming and comfortable environment for visitors of the Weinberg Food Pantry and others who come to JFS for help. Thanks to the support of generous donors and volunteers, work is already underway and should be completed later this fall. While attractive with its lush tropical plants, the current space offers limited comfortable seating, forcing many pantry guests to either sit on a brick wall or stand while they wait to be served. Many of our guests are older and need comfortable seating. Adding to the discomfort, most people wait on the first floor so they can keep an eye on the number system, creating a cramped and crowded environment, especially on busy days. The reinvented lobby and atrium were designed with people in mind. Gone are the planters, making room for adequate and comfortable seating for children and adults. The second floor atrium will offer additional seating, as well as tables for impromptu staff meetings. The number system will be visible upstairs so pantry clients can use the space and not lose their turn. To add ambience and interest, the upper lobby will include a calming water fountain. Other highlights include a water-bottle-filling fountain, a coffee and tea station, and a big-screen monitor to promote upcoming activities,

recognize JFS supporters, and educate guests about the many programs and services offered by the agency. The popular book station will remain, giving children access Linda P. Foster to books that they can read and take home. The outdoor space will also be modified with seating and an awning for the food pantry to protect clients from the elements as they shop. These much-needed upgrades will vastly improve the experience of our guests when they come to JFS for services. Our new lobby will reflect the quality of our services and our commitment to treat all people with dignity and respect. It will also create a more inviting and useful space for our staff. This project would not be possible without the generous support and hard work of loyal JFS supporters and volunteers. Special thanks to John Keith, Elaine and Max Appel, Mindy Levy Peckar and Steve Peckar, Mendel & Company Construction, and Ellis Design Studio. Watch for the unveiling in the coming months and be sure to stop by for a visit and a cup of coffee. With warm regards,

Linda P. Foster President and CEO

Jewish Family Service of Colorado (JFS)

believes in strengthening the community by providing vital services to people in need. Founded in 1872, JFS is a nonsectarian, nonprofit human services agency serving metro Denver and Boulder. The agency has a strong reputation for quality, high-impact services that each year benefit nearly 24,000 people. JFS helps seniors maintain a high quality of life, provides quality mental health counseling to children and adults, offers training and job placement to people with significant barriers to employment, and works to reduce hunger and prevent homelessness for families in crisis. JFS serves people of all faiths, races, ages, incomes, and abilities. Family Matters is published quarterly by Jewish Family Service of Colorado, 3201 S. Tamarac Dr., Denver, CO 80231 / jewishfamilyservice.org 2

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Celebrate Aaron Hyatt and Scott Stillman at Faces of JFS on December 5 Meet the Honorees

2019 Winter Soirée

Aaron Hyatt Yana Vishnitsky Leadership Award A longtime JFS supporter, Aaron is currently a member of the Executive Committee of the JFS Board of Directors. He has been active on the JFS Development Committee and co-chaired the JFS Executive Luncheon in 2016. He currently serves as chair of the Board of Directors of Mental Health Colorado. “My work with JFS is some of the most fulfilling I do. It gives me an opportunity to support JFS’s critical mission and partner with the staff, volunteers, and other stakeholders who passionately advance that mission in our community.”

Sponsorships are available now and tickets will go on sale in October. Learn more at jewishfamilyservice.org/faces.

Scott Stillman Joyce and Kal Zeff Humanitarian Award Scott Stillman is deeply committed to the mission of JFS. He first became involved in 1985, helping Russian families new to Colorado and working on the Development Committee. Scott currently serves on the JFS Board of Directors and served as co-chair for the 2017 JFS Executive Luncheon. In addition, both he and his wife Andrea have participated in the Bright Holidays program. Scott also serves on the Anti-Defamation League Mountain States Regional Board. “It’s an honor to support an organization that does so much good for so many in our community.”

DATES TO REMEMBER

October 21: Closed for Shemini Atzeret

September 2: Closed for Labor Day

October 22: Closed for Simchat Torah

September 30–October 1: Closed for Rosh Hashanah

November 2: Reel Hope Boulder with Duncan Tucker

October 8: Close at 2:00 p.m. for Yom Kippur

November 27: Close at 3:00 p.m. for Thanksgiving

October 9: Closed for Yom Kippur

November 28–29: Closed for Thanksgiving

October 14–15: Closed for Sukkot

December 5: Faces of JFS 2019 Winter Soirée

Join us for Faces of JFS 2019 Winter Soirée on

Thursday, December 5 at Infinity Park Event Center. This event will celebrate the many people served by JFS while benefiting the life-transforming work of the agency. The evening will include cocktails, dinner, entertainment, and a short program. The highlight of the evening will be the recognition of two special individuals who have demonstrated extraordinary leadership, philanthropy, and dedication to Jewish Family Service and our community: Aaron Hyatt and Scott Stillman.

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CLIENT Spotlight

JFS’s Community Rabbi Provides Spiritual Support in Times of Need As Glenn’s condition worsened, the family decided to move him out of the hospital and into hospice care. It was then that Jessica knew she had to find a solution. She asked the hospital chaplain if he knew of a rabbi she could call. She was referred to JFS’s community chaplain, Rabbi Rick Brody. “I was really worried that because my parents were unaffiliated, they would be judged,” she says. “But from that first phone call, Rabbi Brody was warm, welcoming, kind,

“ ...Rabbi Brody was warm, welcoming, kind, and compassionate. He was eager to support us in any way possible—without judgment.” —Jessica Allen Rabbi Rick Brody and Jessica Allen

Last March, Jessica Allen was faced with a

dilemma. Her father was facing certain death and she had no idea where she would find a rabbi who could put him to rest in a way that would honor his life and Jewish faith. It was important to her and her family that that he be buried in a Jewish cemetery following Jewish rituals. For her mother, Sharon, who was losing her husband of 50 years, it was mandatory. Glenn Runyan, of blessed memory, suffered from serious gastrointestinal issues and started to decline last fall. Jessica suspects that he had stomach cancer. It reached the point that he stopped eating. Jessica believes that he was in denial and wouldn’t accept that he was as sick as he was. Glenn Runyan The family was not affiliated with a local synagogue, though Glenn and Sharon regularly attended services at Shalom Park. They were very fond of the rabbi there and Jessica assumed he would handle her father’s funeral. Those plans changed when the rabbi moved out of town. Suddenly there was no rabbi lined up who could perform her father’s funeral.

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and compassionate. He was eager to support us in any way possible—without judgment.” The JFS Community Chaplaincy provides direct spiritual care for unaffiliated members of the Jewish community who are ill, in crisis, or near the end of their lives—in hospitals, nursing homes, mental health institutions, correctional facilities, or at home. Whether it’s a funeral, kosher meal, or spiritual counsel, Rabbi Brody is available to anyone in need of pastoral care, but who may not be affiliated with a synagogue. There is tremendous need for a rabbi to serve our community. There are an estimated 60,000 unaffiliated Jews out of 85,000 people who identify as Jewish in the Denver metro area. When they are facing a crisis, they need somewhere to turn. Many people who have pastoral needs don’t feel comfortable reaching out to a synagogue to which they don’t belong. Rabbis from the various synagogues simply don’t have the capacity to handle all the requests they get from those outside of their congregations. It’s a void that can leave people without spiritual support at a time when they need it most. Rabbi Brody fills that need, offering prayer, counsel, and empathic pastoral care to those who are ill, facing the end of their lives, or who have lost a loved one. He provides an affirming, listening presence that can help those in crisis connect with their faith. JFS, with the support of


JEWISHcolorado, has provided a community chaplain for this purpose for more than 30 years. “I love being able to enter into people’s lives at those moments of great vulnerability,” says Rabbi Brody. “It’s an honor to be welcomed into delicate situations “It’s an honor to with people I don’t be welcomed into know and quickly learn delicate situations their needs. I’m able to with people I don’t listen and guide them know and quickly toward emotional and learn their needs. spiritual healing.” I’m able to listen and For Jessica and her mom, it was very guide them toward important that they emotional and honor Jewish tradition spiritual healing.” around Glenn’s death, —Rabbi Rick Brody funeral, and burial. When Glenn passed away, Jessica called Rabbi Brody to let him know. She was surprised that he took her call at ten o’clock that night. “He was so warm,” she says. “He was such an incredible source of comfort for us.” Glenn died the night before the notorious “bomb cyclone” blizzard that dumped six inches of snow in Denver with hurricane-force winds. Rabbi Brody braved the storm

to meet with Jessica and Sharon and then spent two hours learning about Glenn’s life. “It was incredible,” says Jessica. “He took the time and effort to really get to know about my father so that he could make the ceremony as meaningful as possible.” “The city was shut down, yet he dropped everything to be with us—people he had never met—to get to know my mom and learn about my father. I’m very grateful. It was so comforting. He was such a light at a dark time.” The funeral was graveside and attended by friends and family, including many from out of town. For Jessica and Sharon, it was meaningful and inclusive. “Rabbi Brody did a beautiful job of crafting the story of my father’s life and letting other family members share their own recollections,” Jessica recalls. “He incorporated traditional Jewish prayers, as well as other psalms and readings that were familiar to those in attendance. The ceremony was rich in Jewish tradition, but also inclusive.” “The funeral was exactly “I will always what we wanted,” she says. “I remember it and will always remember it and the dignity with the dignity with which my which my father father was laid to rest.” was laid to rest.” “It’s amazing to have this —Jessica Allen kind of community resource at a time of loss,” says Jessica. “What a mitzvah! There’s so much to do when you lose a family member—death certificate, casket, finances, and notifying family and friends. Having the funeral arrangements covered was truly a gift. I genuinely don’t know what we would have done. We are so grateful to JFS and Rabbi Brody for the support we received at such a difficult time.” The JFS Community Chaplaincy is available at no cost and is funded by a generous grant from JEWISHcolorado and support from individual donors. For more information, contact Rabbi Brody directly at 720.248.4647 or rbrody@ jewishfamilyservice.org. Should you or someone in need require immediate pastoral attention, Rabbi Brody is on call and can be reached at his emergency mobile number, at 720.248.7686. To support the JFS chaplaincy program, visit jewishfamilyservice.org/donate.

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STAFF Spotlight

JFS Welcomes Three New Executive Staff Members

Shyanne Ching Chief Financial Officer Shyanne joined JFS in May and leads the finance and accounting team and is responsible for financial planning, budgeting, billing, accounts payable, grant reporting, and payroll functions. Shyanne has an extensive nonprofit and health care financial management background spanning more than 20 years, including serving in various leadership roles at the Denver Dumb Friends League, Arapahoe County Early Childhood Council, Children’s Eye Physicians and Colorado Center for Eye Alignment, and PacifiCare of Colorado. Aleah Horstman, Ph.D. Chief Operating Officer Aleah joined JFS in July as Chief Operating Officer and is responsible for leading JFS program implementation and redesign, IT, compliance, security, and business processes and analysis. With 20 years of strategic nonprofit leadership

experience, she brings a background in program delivery, operations, development, strategic planning, and creating an inclusive and diverse organizational culture. Prior to joining JFS, Aleah worked for Arapahoe House and Denver Scholarship Foundation. Jessica Zeidman Chief Development Officer Jessica joined JFS in June as Chief Development Officer, leading development and marketing functions and is responsible for fundraising strategy, annual giving, events, legacy giving, grants, and marketing/communications. Jessica relocated to the Denver Metro area from San Francisco, where she spent the last 10 years as an accomplished fundraiser for the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco and Stern Grove Festival. She has an extensive background in leading fundraising departments, board and event committees, and program staff in the successful execution of dynamic campaigns, compelling proposals, and engaging fundraising events.

JFS OFFERS Homemaker Services at Reduced Rates

Could you or someone you love benefit from homemaker services? Jewish Family Service (JFS) has openings for individuals in need of assistance to receive housekeeping services on a sliding-fee scale, based on income. Rates start as low as $13 per hour. The program is open to older adults, age 60 and above, and adults under 60 who have physical disabilities. JFS provides qualified homemakers who visit care recipients weekly or every other week, depending on need. They check in, provide light housekeeping, do laundry, change linens, shop, cook, and run limited errands. JFS homemakers are professional, responsible, considerate, and carefully screened. 6

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“JFS homemaker services help give older adults the extra help they need to stay in their homes, living safely and independently while reducing isolation,” says Chandra Matthews, director of the Jay and Rose Phillips Senior Solutions Center at JFS. “We normally have a waiting list for homemaker services but are fortunate to now have openings for new clients who can benefit from the extra help but may not have the means to afford the full fee.” For more information, contact JFS’s central intake specialist at 720.248.4701 or centralintake@jewishfamilyservice.org.


BOULDER JFS

Join us for Reel Hope Boulder featuring Duncan Tucker Boulder Jewish Family Service (JFS) will host

WITH

DU NC AN T UCK E R Writer and director of the OscarÂŽ-nominated film Transamerica

its seventh annual fundraiser, Reel Hope Boulder, on Saturday, November 2 at the Boulder JCC. Guests will enjoy a heartwarming, laughter-filled evening with Boulder-based screenwriter and director Duncan Tucker, who created the thought-provoking and hilarious film, Transamerica, about a transitioning transsexual woman who learns she fathered a teenage son. Sponsorships start at $540 and tickets are $90. All proceeds support the life-transforming work of Boulder JFS. For sponsorships, tickets, and more information, visit jewishfamilyservice.org/reelhope or contact Cathy Summer at 720.749.3404. In addition, Boulder JFS will host a screening of Transamerica on Tuesday, September 24, 7:00 p.m. at The Boedecker Theatre at The Dairy Arts Center. Reel Hope Boulder attendees are encouraged to attend this screening and bring their questions about the movie for Duncan to answer on November 2. More details about purchasing movie tickets are available at jewishfamilyservice.org/reelhope.

JFS BRINGS HIGH HOLY DAY SERVICES to Senior Living Communities

Thanks to Jewish Family Service volunteer para-chaplains, hundreds of Jewish residents in more than 30 senior living communities in Denver and Boulder will celebrate the High Holy Days this fall. Para-chaplains strive to meet the spiritual needs of Jewish residents by providing religious services to residents who might not otherwise celebrate the holidays. These services also offer an important social connection for older adults who may be isolated. Thank you to all our para-chaplains who lead Shabbat and holiday services throughout the year at long-term care facilities, assisted living centers, retirement communities, and correctional facilities!

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VOLUNTEER

Spotlight

Mike Korn: Broadening a Jewish Connection for Older Adults

For the past three years

Mike Korn has served as a JFS volunteer para-chaplain, leading Shabbat services for the residents of HighPointe Assisted Living & Memory Care. Mike’s engaging biweekly and holiday services regularly attract both Jewish and non-Jewish residents. Wanting to enrich his group’s connection with the greater Jewish community, Mike collaborated with Mike Korn HighPointe staff to offer a new opportunity this summer. “I was familiar with the Mizel Museum, and we decided a visit might be a great experience for our regular group, and appeal to other residents as well.” He scheduled an hour-long tour of the museum’s core exhibit, 4,000 Year Road Trip: Gathering Sparks. The interactive journey through Jewish history and heritage includes vibrant art installations, rare artifacts, digital media, and photography that brings Jewish history to life. It was an inspiring outing. Mike’s group included ten residents of varied faiths, several of their family members, and HighPointe Activities Director, Leslie Rusher. “Mike came to us with an idea for a new activity. We loved it and said let’s make this happen,” recalls Leslie, expressing that Mike went above and beyond to ensure the trip was inclusive for any resident who wanted to participate. “The JFS para-chaplain program means so much,” said Leslie. “Mike’s Shabbat services help our Jewish residents feel comfortable and at home, and our partnership with JFS and Mike helps us to provide “It was so meaningful and stimulating interesting, activities for all residents who seek everyone was a greater connection to the Jewish buzzing with community.” “Our group loved visiting excitement on the museum,” said Mike. “The the bus back to Jewish attendees enjoyed the HighPointe.” creative, dynamic expression of —Mike Korn their heritage, and non-Jewish

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participants received an eye-opening immersion into Jewish culture. It was so interesting, everyone was buzzing with excitement on the bus back to HighPointe.” The outing was such a success, wheels are already in motion for a September trip to Denver’s Babi Yar Memorial Park. The 27-acre cultural landscape, commemorating the thousands of Ukrainian Jews and others who were victims of the Nazi massacre in Kiev, will provide a shared opportunity for residents to reflect on the impact of the Holocaust on Russian Jews.

A  group of residents from HighPointe Assisted Living & Memory Care and Mike Korn listen as Mizel Museum’s director of education, Penny Nisson, leads a personalized tour.

Mike is deeply committed to the JFS para-chaplain program and grateful for the opportunity to help Jewish residents at HighPointe explore their heritage. “I enjoy working with older adults in a Jewish context and giving residents new ways to connect with their Judaism. “Mike’s role as a volunteer para-chaplain also provides him with a profound personal benefit. “As a result of leading services and field trips, my own knowledge of Torah has grown.” If you are interested in learning more and becoming involved in the para-chaplain program at JFS, please contact Nancy Benyamin at 720.248.4642.


SHALOM Denver

Printing with Purpose Mailing with a Mission

SHALOM Denver has been proudly serving

Denver-area businesses with quality printing and mailing services for decades. Customers represent a full spectrum of industries, including banking and financial services, energy, tech startups, manufacturing, real estate, nonprofit, retail, and food service. Business customers appreciate the excellent customer service, high-quality work, attention to detail, and quick turnaround. But what makes SHALOM Denver stand out from the competition is in its mission. SHALOM employs individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and gives them the opportunity to work and earn an income. We call it printing with purpose and mailing with a mission. It’s giving people the opportunity to overcome obstacles to reach their full potential. Not many printers or direct mail companies can lay claim to that. By using SHALOM Denver’s services, area businesses share in the mission to help others and give back to our community. SHALOM Denver has recently changed its business model to give even better opportunities to its workers, who now earn minimum wage and are more integrated into the community. What used to be a sheltered workshop— separated from the greater community—is now a community-based social enterprise. Workers interact with customers, make deliveries, and engage with vendors and suppliers. At the same time, they are expected to meet production quotas and deadlines. While the expectations are greater, so are the rewards. Workers earn a competitive wage and have the satisfaction of learning a marketable skill, being productive, and being part of a team. SHALOM Denver provides turnkey printing services for color brochures, flyers, postcards, and booklets—just about anything needed by a business to promote its products and services. Customers usually provide electronic files and SHALOM takes care of the rest. When it comes to bulk mailing, SHALOM Denver also shines. Most work involves importing and certifying mailing lists, sending them through the national address change database, inkjet addressing, sorting, and delivery to the U.S. Post Office. All processes are automated using state-of-the-

SHALOM employee Wayne Barela with Production Assistant Kibrom Gebreyesus.

art equipment to fold, sort, label, stuff, and tab for mailing. SHALOM Denver can also use its workforce for hand inserting and piecework that its competitors don’t offer. Need it now? SHALOM Denver is known for its quick turnaround, delivering most printing and mailing jobs in just three days. Need it right? SHALOM Denver has a 99% accuracy rating with the U.S. Postal Service. Our mailing experts work with customers to ensure that a piece is mailable at the lowest possible postage rate, saving you money. SHALOM Denver has significant printing and mailing experience. Last year SHALOM mailed 1,119,353 pieces of mail! To learn more, contact Vicky Brittain, mailing business manager, at 303.623.0251, vbrittain@jewishfamilyservice.org.

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THANK YOU LUNCHBOX EXPRESS VOLUNTEERS!

Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce’s Women in Business committee, FirstBank, and Randstad. Aaron Garcia, an analyst in Xcel Energy’s Business Intelligence department, says, “Jewish Family Service is a great organization that provides a basic requirement for those who are the most vulnerable. Volunteering with JFS a great opportunity to help those around you and meet other caring people. The commitment may be small, but the impact that it has on you and those you serve is great.” Ora DeMorrow, senior financial advisor and first vice president at Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, organized a group of six members of South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce’s Women in Business committee. She loved the experience and says, “The Lunchbox Express program is especially inspiring—helping children across cultures with nourishment when they are not in school. We felt this was a good fit for women in the community.”

This past summer, hundreds of dedicated

Lunchbox Express volunteers distributed more than 22,000 fresh, nutritious lunches to children in need at 16 locations throughout the Denver metro area. The program targets children who receive free or reduced lunches during the school year but are at risk of going without during the summer months. In addition to the meals, more than 12,000 books were distributed to children to encourage a love of reading and learning. Volunteers are integral to the Lunchbox Express program and make this important work possible. Volunteers, including corporate, civic, and youth groups; individuals (including several JFS employees); and families, logged more than 1,000 hours to fight hunger in our community. Many worked multiple shifts and were repeat volunteers who return each summer. One volunteer service organization, boys team charity, which is dedicated to developing an altruistic spirit in young men through active participation of parents and sons in philanthropic projects in their communities, dramatically increased its participation in Lunchbox Express over the past few years. Last year families from one chapter participated, while this year 45 individuals from 21 families representing three chapters volunteered. This group logged a total of 200 hours over six days! We were thrilled to have seven corporate groups lend a hand this year: Kroenke Sports & Entertainment (KSE), DaVita, Xcel Energy, Colorado Department of

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S outh Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce volunteers Kristi Nelson, Brian Bates, and David Meyerson with Lunchbox Express bus driver Thamer Abdullah

Thanks to everyone who pitched in to fight hunger and make life a little easier for families in need this summer. If you haven’t volunteered on Lunchbox Express before, you might consider it for next year. There are lots of opportunities, from one-time engagements to weekly shifts to group shifts. If you or your workplace or organization is interested in learning more about volunteer opportunities with Lunchbox Express, contact Christine Gillow at 720.248.4599 or volunteer@ jewishfamilyservice.org.


Fighting

HUNGER

Trader Joe’s Partners with JFS

Everyone loves Trader Joe’s, but those who

visit the Weinberg Food Pantry with any regularity have a special affinity for the popular grocery retailer. Trader Joe’s Greenwood Village store is one of the largest in-kind donors to the pantry, supplying fresh produce, prepared foods, dairy products, bread, and even fresh flowers on a regular basis. Last year, Trader Joe’s donated 84,000 pounds of food, enough to make 65,000 meals. The food that the pantry gets from Trader Joe’s is highquality and fresh. It’s food that might not be sellable at full retail prices, but it is very edible. By donating this food to JFS, Trader Joe’s is ensuring that it doesn’t go to waste, which is a benefit to the planet and the global community. Plus, it’s helping people in need in our community. “Our relationship with Jewish Family Service serves multiple purposes,” says Damon Castillo, assistant manager of the Greenwood Village store. “We’re managing our inventory. We’re supporting people who are hungry and food-insecure in our own community. We’re repurposing food that would otherwise end up in a landfill. And, we’re engaging our team members in a great cause.” Trader Joe’s goes beyond simply donating food. Crew members often volunteer in the food pantry so they can see what happens to the donated food and interact with the people who benefit from it. “I’ve been to JFS and seen the operation,” says Damon. “A group of us recently volunteered and processed the food that our store donated. We saw families in need,

L eft to right, Trader Joe’s crew members Mary Spaulding, Ann Head, Shannon Mingalone, Kristen Eagle (Captain).

including families with children. It touched all of us.” By volunteering, Trader Joe’s crew members are more careful about the food that gets donated. “We train employees not to give JFS food they personally wouldn’t eat,” says Damon. “Our staff members get a firsthand understanding of why it’s important that we provide fresh food. No one wants lousy food.” We are grateful to Trader Joe’s and its support of JFS and the Weinberg Food Pantry. It’s more than a donor relationship, it’s a partnership that supports the JFS mission to enhance the lives of people in need in our community.

BABI YAR Remembrance Ceremony is September 22 Join Mizel Museum and the community for

the 78th Anniversary Babi Yar Remembrance Ceremony on Sunday, September 22 from 11:00 a.m. to 12 noon at the Babi Yar Memorial Park in Denver, 10451 East Yale Avenue. The event honors the thousands lost during the massacre at the Babi Yar ravine in Ukraine, as well as all victims and survivors of the Holocaust. This annual ceremony encourages the community to reflect upon the

ongoing violence throughout the world and to become educated on the destructive forces of hatred and bigotry through the lessons of the Holocaust. This year’s featured keynote speaker is Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser, who will address combating anti-Semitism in today’s world. Questions: details@mizelmuseum.org or 720.785.7300. Registration: https://tinyurl.com/BabiYarMemorial2019

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