News & Events
FREE movie screening of Sundance Film Festival Award-Winning documentary - "ALIVE INSIDE" - Monday, May 9 at 6:30pm at Broadway Centre Cinemas, 111 E. Broadway (300 So.), SLC. Reception at 6:30, screening at 7:05, followed by brief presentation on JFS's Music & Memory Program. Event co-sponsored by Jewish Family Service and Salt Lake City Signature Events Fund. Please bring an iTunes gift card or working iPod to donate to give the gift of music to a person with dementia. Call Ellie Goldberg at 801.746.4334 with questions.
Much gratitude to all who donated to JFS through the LoveUT-GiveUT online fundraising campaign on March 31! Through your generosity JFS successfully secured the $2,500 challenge grant from Julie & Jay Jacobson, and we raised a total of over $5,500 (through online as well as "offline" donations to the cause)! Thank you for your support of our mission of strengthening individuals and families of all backgrounds through counseling, advocacy, care management and community education. We could not continue to do it without you!
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…