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SAVE THE DATE - On Nov. 9, 2014 JFS will honor Karen Fjeldsted Doctorman & Gary Doctorman, Anne & Sandy Dolowitz, Kitty & Neil Kaplan, and Helen & Rick Rappaport at the 7th Annual Jewish Family Service Tribute Gala at Little America. Please join us as we celebrate these "Community Couples" and their impact on the Jewish as well as general communities of Utah through their dedication, humanitarian work, and contributions of time, talent and support to the many worthy causes dearest to them. This special evening promises to be memorable; click here to relive the celebration of last year's JFS Gala.
JFS has launched the first Music & Memory program in Utah. It provides personalized music playlists via digital music technology to seniors suffering from Alzheimer's and dementia 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. On April 7, 2014 Zions Bank & the Utah Film Center co-hosted a special screening of this documentary followed by a Q&A by Dan Cohen, founding Executive Director of Music & Memory, Inc. at the Huntsman Cancer Institute. Additional FREE SCREENINGS of the film are scheduled for: Tuesday, July 22 - Salt Lake City Public Library, SLC UT - 7:00 p.m. Thursday, August 14 - Viridian Center, South Jordan UT - 7:00 p.m. Saturday, August 16 - King Koal Theatre, Price UT - 4:00 p.m. Thursday, August 21 - Star Hall, Moab UT - 7:00 p.m.Thursday, August 21 - Peery’s Theatre, Ogden UT - 7:00 p.m. Monday, September 15 - Snowbird Cliff Lodge [part of the Rocky Mt. Geriatrics Conference] - 5:15 p.m. Additional info and a video trailer can be found…
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. View photos of this memorable evening HERE.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.