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Jewish Family Service of Colorado is partnering with Calvary Baptist Church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Mile High United Way, and Rose Medical Center on the second annual Easter/Passover Denver Community Food Drive to benefit the JFS Weinberg Food Pantry. The food drive will run March 21-29 at various synagogues, churches, and businesses throughout the Denver metro area that are joining this interfaith effort. The goal is to collect 10,000 pounds of donated food to feed the hungry at a time of year when food donations are traditionally low.

The Weinberg Food Pantry serves people of all faiths. It is the largest food pantry in southeast Denver and an important source of food and sustenance for people who have nowhere else to turn.

During the last blizzard, Delores Paredes trudged through the snow to look after an elderly couple she helps as a personal care homemaker for Jewish Family Service of MetroWest. On her day off, the Framingham resident bathed Ramon Camilo, a 101-year-old new citizen from the Dominican Republic, prepared meals for his wife and him and ensured they had enough food to get through the storm.

That mix of "professionalism and personal involvement,'' doesn't surprise Damaris Medina-Hernandez, home care manager for JFSM, who supervises Paredes and 21 others. Read the entire article here.

The Board of Directors of Agence Ometz announced that Howard Berger, Co-Executive Director, will retire effective April 30, 2015.

Since 2001, Howard has held leadership roles in Agencies providing critical services to the Jewish Community in Montreal.  As Executive Director for Jewish Employment Montreal (JEM - formerly Jewish Vocational Services) Howard built a strong and respected organization dedicated to helping native Jewish Montrealers and new arrivals hone their job seeking skills and to reaching out to the business community to secure employment opportunities for those so eager to work.  
Gail Small will remain in place as Executive Director. Continue reading here.