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2016 JFS Tribute Dinner "Changing Lives"

The 9th Annual Jewish Family Service’s Tribute Dinner will take place on Sunday, September 25, 2016 at the Little America Hotel in downtown Salt Lake City. The evening includes cocktails at 5:00 pm with dinner to follow.   Online Registration and Payment    Every year, we come together to celebrate friends who have made a beneficial impact in our community, and to celebrate JFS’s successes and its positive influence in the lives of many Utahns. We are pleased to recognize David Dowsett, Joelle Kanshepolsky, and Stan Rosenzweig for dedicating themselves to improving the lives of their neighbors and fellow citizens. For any questions or matters related to the Tribute Dinner, please contact Elizabeth Anderson, Administrative Assistant, at 801.746.4334 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  You may buy tickets or a reserved table, be a sponsor for the dinner, whether or not you can attend, you can support JFS by purchasing Opportunity Drawing tickets. Online Registration and Payment        2016 Honorees  David Dowsett has been a long-time volunteer in the Jewish Community, including serving as President of Jewish Family Service’s Board of Directors. David’s leadership was always insightful, visionary, and kind. His guidance enabled JFS to bring light and hope into many lives that have trouble finding support. Joelle Kanshepolsky served on the…

Solutions to Senior Hunger - New (FREE) Program Launch!

Jewish Family Service is very pleased to announce our newest program, launched in 2016: Solutions to Senior Hunger. JFS is honored to be one of 13 states around the country chosen to participate in this initiative administered by MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger. Rosemary Quatrale is JFS’s new Senior Adult Nutrition Outreach Coordinator, who will manage the Solutions to Senior Hunger program in Utah, identifying low income seniors 50+ and assisting them in enrolling in the Food Stamps program. This FREE and confidential service is available to anyone regardless of background or denomination in Salt Lake, Wasatch, and Summit Counties. Too many seniors have only enough funds to cover either food or medical expenses - a very tough position to be in. Applying for benefits can be a humbling and overwhelming task, and not all adults are computer literate. This is where JFS can help. Our specialist provides a free service to help people 50 and older determine eligibility for the Food Stamps program. Please note, our specialist acts as liaison between clients and government agencies, but does not determine the outcome of benefits. These benefits come in the form of a discreet Horizon Assistance debit card, which helps Utahns buy healthy food at…

Always a Good Reason to Shop!

Did you miss the second annual JFS Holiday Bazaar – “Get Your Holiday On!” in November? Not to worry, you can visit these amazing crafters and artisans online (click below) and watch for them at boutiques, bazaars and farmers markets around the Wasatch Front for special occasions, everyday living and just because! JFS extends a hearty THANK YOU to the vendors and guests who participated in this fun event at Temple Har Shalom in Park City. Special thanks to Robb Abrams and The Bagel Project for donating amazing food to the buffet and to Denice Heidorn for her fun, energetic Zumba class and glass art! Check out the wonderful, locally created items by: Aimee’s Home Cookin’ Handcrafted Spice BlendsAlyssa Bray Pottery Functional Pottery and Clay SculptureFiber Art by Kathy CartierIron Rose Collection Iron WorksKastor Bags, Custom Snakeskin Handbags by Kara AltmanPhyllis Mandel Handmade Beaded Jewelry  Olio Skin Care Natural Skin, Beard, Shaving & Tattoo Care The Write Image StationerYopa Bag Yoga GearZaiya Collection Fashion Designs   ZBees Honey ConfectionsRural Africa Crafts, Handmade Baskets from Ghana  


WOW! We thank the numerous generous donors as well as the gracious second homeowner in Park City who provided a $2,500 challenge grant for making an impact to the tune of over $7,200 through online and offline donations in support of Jewish Family Service through the LivePC-GivePC campaign on Friday, November 6. THANK YOU to all for helping JFS continue to serve individuals and families in need throughout Summit and Wasatch Counties!Your gifts helped LivePC-GivePC exceed its goal (of reaching $1,234,567) by raising $1,348,667 for non-profits serving Park City and the surrounding communities on this one BIG day of giving. See all results here.