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Tribute to Community Couples November 9

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.

2014 JFS Lecture Series A Success

JFS's third annual lecture series was once again well-received and well-attended with four lectures (Feb-May) on topics including device addiction, creating healthy lifetyles for youth, and enhancing your cognitive health. In addition, click HERE to view the fourth and final lecture, "Taking Control of Life's Final Chapter: The Importance of the Physician/Patient Relationship" presented by Dr. Jamie Brant, Dr. Shaida Talebreza and Leigh Ann Garcia, NP, palliative care specialists on May 21, 2014 at The McGillis School. Videography courtesy of Lynne Wimmer (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).   

Are You Stuck? Enhance Self-Care!

Jewish Family Service and Salt Lake Family Health Center are co-hosting a Mind-Body Skills Workshop led by Mara Rabin, MD and Amy Edwards, ACMHC. Improve wellness in this supportive small group setting with scientifically proven skills to boost physical and emotional health. Contact Amy for information on the next series of this popular workshop scheduled for the Fall (2 hours weekly for 9 weeks). Advanced registration required. Contact Amy at 801.746.4334 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. "Learning about and practicing mind-body skills in a group facilitated by Amy Edwards was one of the best things I've done this year!  I learned new things about myself and discovered ways in which I can respond more effectively to the stress I experience in my day-to-day life.  I learned new (and better) ways to relax both my mind and my body.  And, I'm sleeping better.  Amy helped me connect with my inherent creativity and wonder, and participating in the workshop brought new energy and positivity to my life, especially to those areas where I often feel stuck." Julie P.

What Would Be on Your Playlist?

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…