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Tribute to Community Couples 2014

On November 9, 2014, JFS hosted our biggest crowd ever for our 7th annual Tribute Dinner, where four "Community Couples" were honored, who each have made a difference in our community: Karen Fjeldsted Doctorman & Gary Doctorman, Anne & Sandy Dolowitz, Kitty & Neil Kaplan, and Helen & Rick Rappaport. View the Tribute Video below. JFS extends our deepest gratitude to all of the individuals and businesses who supported the gala event, which raises essential funds to enable JFS to continue to provide services relied upon by people of all denominations, through our counseling, senior adult services, and safety net programs

New Program Launch! Parent Plus Program

Jewish Family Service is very pleased to announce our newest program, that kicked-off on January 14, 2015: The Parent Plus Program, funded by the Utah Department of Workforce Services, is for couples and families who want to strengthen their family relationships. FREE program including: Family Dinner and Childcare (ages 0-12 only) Relationship Strengthening Workshop for Adults Parenting Workshop for Adults Enrichment for Children Who: Any parenting couple — pre-engaged, pre-marital, married, committed, partners, co-parents, guardians, primary caregivers, grandparents — anyone from newlyweds to seniors What: FREE program based on empirically validated researchGottman's Seven Principals Program formatSkills-based learning environmentPersonal issues not disclosed Participants must commit to all six sessions When: Weekly for 6 weeks on Wednesday evenings (Or Sundays as detailed below)5:30 - 6:00  Dinner as a family 6:00 - 7:30  Program for Adults, Enrichment for Children Where: Jewish Family Service 1111 East 3300 South #218 Salt Lake City, UT 84106 Free parking Click HERE for directions/map Why: You wish to enhance a good partnership, need better conflict management tools, and desire to gain skills to address perpetual and solvable problems to improve your relationship and your parenting.    How: PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED - Contact Facilitator Amy Edwards, ACMHC, NCC, Certified Gottman Educator, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 801.746.4334   Schedule for 2015…

JFS's First "Get Your Holiday On! Zumba & Holiday Bazaar" A Fun Night For All

On Tuesday, December 9, JFS hosted a fun evening of Zumba dance, shopping, and socializing at the Jeremy Ranch Golf Clubhouse in Park City. A hearty THANK YOU to our generous vendors and guests who participated! Please visit the quality local artisans who displayed at the bazaar at: Happy Dragon Designs, jewelry by Alix Railton Artist Ida Yoked, paintings, sculpture, photographyZaiya Collection, fashion designs My Liquid Garden, fresh, organic juice The Happy Oilist, essential oils Mountain Town Olive Oil, gourmet specialty foods  Alyssa Bray Pottery,functional pottery and clay sculptureDenise Heidorn, Zumba Instructor  

2015 JFS Lecture Series

The dates are set* for the 4th annual Jewish Family Service Lecture Series: Wednesday, February 11thExploring Stress Through the Lens of MindfulnessVicki Overfelt, MA, MBSR Instructor7pm at The McGillis School**, Salt Lake City Wednesday, March 18th“Dying in Vein, The Opiate Generation”A film by Jenny Mackenzie, followed by Q&A7pm at The Prospector Theater***, Park City Wednesday, April 15thHow Inclusive Is My Household?Kilo Zamora, MSW, Social Change Facilitator7pm at The McGillis School**, Salt Lake City Wednesday, May 27th Legal Issues for Older Persons: How to Protect Yourself and Those You Love as You AgeMary Jane Ciccarello, Elder Law Attorney7pm at The McGillis School**, Salt Lake City * PLEASE NOTE: Dates/times/locations are subject to change. Please refer back for possible changes.** The McGillis School: 668 South 1300 East, SLC 84102*** The Prospector Theater: 2175 Sidewinder, Park City 84060