JFS Perspectives

SHALOM Denver’s Colorado Works Employment Services: Finding a Career Path for Joseph

Monday, March 19, 2018

After tragedy struck, Joseph Lozano, 47, suddenly found himself a single father, homeless, and unable to work. Separated from his girlfriend and son, who were living in Texas, he received a call that his girlfriend had died. He then found out his six-year-old son had witnessed her murder. He immediately went to Texas, gained custody of his child, and brought him back to Denver.  

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SHALOM Denver and the Curious Case of the Colorful Cups

Thursday, October 26, 2017
SHALOM Denver and the Curious Case of the Colorful Cups

The work floor at SHALOM Denver is overflowing with colorful plastic cups. There are tens of thousands of them that workers are busy sorting, packaging, labeling, and packing for shipment to schools, educators, and moms nationwide. 

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Stephani Baca—Operating at Maximum Potential

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Stephani Baca—Operating at Maximum Potential

Stephani Baca may have Down syndrome, but it’s not keeping her from living a rich, full life. She has dozens of friends and enjoys going to SHALOM Denver every week and engaging in a variety of activities that keep her active and engaged. 

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SHALOM Denver Celebrates 60th Anniversary

Friday, September 04, 2015


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SHALOM Denver PALS Program Becomes ACE: Arts and Community Explorations

Friday, August 21, 2015

The PALS program, an interactive day program for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities at SHALOM Denver, recently got a new name and program manager. Meet Emily vonSwearingen, the new program manager of ACE: Arts and Community Explorations. The name and face behind the program aren’t the only changes, though. Everything about it is getting upgraded to better accommodate the 33 clients who currently attend the program.  

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JFS Interns Are Awesome!

Friday, March 06, 2015
Guest Blog Post By Audrey Friedman Marcus 

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Do You Have Your Mother's Day Shopping Done?

Friday, May 02, 2014

, a division of Jewish Family Service, is inaugurating a working partnership with Tagawa Gardens for its SHALOM Peace Planter program. The Peace Planters are lovingly planted by people with disabilities who work, learn, and earn at SHALOM Denver. Now through Mother's Day, Tagawa is selling Peace Planters at its southeast Centennial garden and retail center, located at 7711 South Parker Road.

Next weekend, May 10 and 11, Tagawa is hosting a big Mother's Day open house celebration. It's the perfect time to celebrate your mom, wife, or other loved one and buy a Peace Planter (or several)! Tagawa has also commissioned SHALOM Denver to make Peace Planters for five major holidays including Valentines Day, Easter/Passover, Mother’s Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas/Hanukkah.

This project stemmed from Tagawa seeing a 9NEWS story about the program.

Also, this past week at the JFS Executive Luncheon, the Peace Planters were used as beautiful, meaningful centerpieces on the 81 tables in the Seawell Grand Ballroom.

If you are interested in purchasing these planters for your next event of any size, contact Will Garth at 303.623.0251, wgarth@jewishfamiyservice.org.

-Alaina Green and Kari Alpen, JFS Marketing Department  

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Happy 35th Anniversary, Arnie Kover!

Monday, February 10, 2014

This month, JFS Disability and Employment Services director Arnie Kover celebrates his 35th anniversary with the agency! In his role, Arnie oversees the operations of SHALOM Denver,  the JFS Group Home, Jewish Disabilities Network, and other programs in the disability and employment services division. 

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Holiday Gifts that Give Back

Friday, November 15, 2013

With Hanukkah coming up in less than 2 weeks, you may be scrambling to figure out what to get friends and family. We've got you covered with some good gift ideas that also allow you to give back to the community! 

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SHALOM Denver Assembles Grampa Bardeen’s Family Pumpkin Carving Sets

Friday, October 25, 2013

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