News & Events
We appreciate all those who donated to JFS through the Love UT Give UT campaign on March 20, our state's biggest-ever day of online giving. Love UT Give UT exceeded its goals of raising a record $1,000,000 from 10,000 unique donors - wow! Thank you for supporting Jewish Family Service's mission to strengthen and restore hope to the Jewish and general communities throughout Utah. Together we're making a difference!
In the on-going effort to create and improve services to address needs, JFS is launching a Music & Memory program, the first of its kind in Utah. It is another tool to help caregivers of seniors suffering from Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia. It provides personalized music playlists to engage the mind and enable these individuals to reconnect with the world and those around them through music-triggered memories. It is a partnership with the non-profit Music & Memory, as featured in the documentary film "Alive Inside," the Audience Award winner for best documentary at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. JFS's Music & Memory program is unique in that it will be one of the handful of instances in the country where this therapeutic approach will be utilized in subjects' homes rather than in a nursing facility, in furtherance of our mission of aiding independent, healthy and safe aging in the home. Want to help? JFS needs donations of new and used iPods, iTunes gift cards, or your time as a volunteer loading playlists. For further information please call JFS at 801.746.4334. See recent local media coverage of the program and documentary in The Park Record here, as well as here, and in the Salt Lake…
The sixth annual Jewish Family Service Tribute Dinner was held on October 27, 2013, where JFS and the community celebrated three "Inspiring Women" - Suzanne Goldsmith, Joanne McGillis, and Irene Tannenbaum - for lifetimes of good deeds to the Jewish as well as general communities in Utah. Please see local media coverage of the event: KSL Channel 5 News, Salt Lake Tribune, Deseret News. JFS extends a hearty THANK YOU to ALL who supported the event! We are extremely grateful to our corporate and table sponsors, and those who gave time and talent to help us host our biggest crowd ever! We are very pleased to announce we met our challenge grant, and our heartfelt gratitude goes to the two generous donors of the $25,000 challenge grant who doubled the value of everyone's contribution towards the evening's festivities! The JFS Tribute Dinner raises vital funds to help people of all faiths throughout Salt Lake, Summit and Wasatch Counties so JFS can supply food for the hungry, teach job search skills and offer emotional support to the unemployed, counsel the depressed, offer resources to keep marriages and families together, and respite to those caring for loved ones. For further information, please call 801.746.4334.