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We hope you will join Jewish Family Service (click here to register) on October 25, 2015 at Little America for a special evening recognizing "Service Matters," where we will honor three individuals who have dedicated their professional and personal lives to community, public, and volunteer service. "Service Matters" — the eighth annual JFS Tribute Dinner Gala — will pay tribute to Patrice Arent, Erin Litvack, and Fraser Nelson. These women personify "giving back." Their leadership and influence are evident in many sectors in our Utah community, from civic, and non-profit, to private. Their impact has touched a host of important issues, including the environment, education, the arts, HIV/AIDS, disability rights, gender equality, and homelessness, to name a few. The Tribute Dinner — our agency's primary and only major fundraising event of the year — raises vital funds so that JFS can continue to help individuals and families in our local community facing life's challenges – aging, illness, unemployment, financial uncertainty, hunger, mental health concerns, family problems, or personal issues. JFS serves people of all backgrounds by providing affordable mental health counseling, care management for seniors and respite for their caregivers, food pantry and emergency assistance funds to those who fall on…
NEW! JFS is pleased to announce a new service being provided to all individuals and couples navigating through the journey of adoption. Jania Sommers, LCSW, is offering pre- and post-adoption home studies (no placement services). For fee schedule and further information, please call JFS at 801.746.4334.
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