Jewish Human Services Relief Fund

Dec 7, 2020 | Article

Jewish Human Services Relief Fund

Make your Jewish Human Services Relief Fund gift by December 31, and it will be matched by 50%.

The good we do just got better.

Jewish Federations have always been leaders in mobilizing to support those in need. Now, our efforts mean more to our Jewish community than ever.

Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) has launched a matching campaign to raise over $54 million for Jewish human service needs across the country.

Funding will support kosher meals for older adults, Holocaust survivor assistance, adolescent mental health, older adult wellness, and Jewish community member emergency and employment assistance provided by the following organizations:

Jewish Family Service

Kavod Senior Life

Shalom Park

BaMidar Wilderness Therapy


Any increased or new gift designated for Jewish Human Services will count toward the match. 100% of money raised, minus credit card fees, will go directly to the community.

COVID-19 Community Response Fund Impact

Jewish Family Service

$157,000 in COVID-19 funds helped Jewish individuals and families pay rent, cover the cost of mental health services, and provide food, including kosher meals, and the Weinberg Food Pantry. We help JFS fulfill their obligation as an essential safety net for our community by providing a continuum of care.

Jewish Senior Facilities

In the first several weeks of the pandemic, when much was still unknown, JEWISHcolorado committed $10,000 to Kavod Senior Life and $7,500 to Shalom Park to assist with essential supplies for their residents and staff.

Israel & Overseas Partners

Close to $100,000 went to support hard-hit Jewish communities around the world, through our partners, Jewish Agency for Israel, Joint Distribution Committee, and World ORT. Funds were also committed to our partnership region Ramat HaNegev.

Jewish Summer Camps

JEWISHcolorado is proud to provide support to the Denver and Boulder JCCs for their summer programs, as well as to Ramah in the Rockies, Shwayder Camp, and Chabads to preserve the tradition of Jewish camp for future generations.

Jewish Education

$150,000 was distributed to support Jewish early childhood education centers and for tuition assistance at Denver Jewish Day School, Denver Academy of Torah, and Hillel Academy.

“We do not yet know the depth of need in our Jewish community, our nation’s Jewish community, or the global Jewish community. What we do know is that if we stay strong together, we can help safeguard them all.”

Cintra Pollack, JEWISHcolorado Development Chair