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Helping our Community Recover

The Jewish community is coordinating our fundraising through JEWISHcolorado. Our gifts through Jco will fund emergency support to be distributed by Jewish Family Services. We know that it will take time for the larger agencies and insurance companies to respond with financial this will be a source of assistance that is more immediate and flexible. 


Other places to donate:

Specific Needs for Har HaShem Families

Abrams/Mertens Family

Bodner Family

Brodsky Family

Cotton/Cortiglio Family

Golden Family

Miculka Family

Elayne Oligschlaeger

Pollack Family

Sanders Family

Silverman Family

Sloat Family

Wepman Family

Resources for Residents who Sustained Losses

Immediate Actions and Insurance Information

Emergency Updates

Apply for Federal Assistance

  • Register online at or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or 1-800-462-7585 (TTY) for the hearing and speech impaired. The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. (local time) seven days a week until further notice. 
    • Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster. Damage assessments are continuing in other areas, and more counties and additional forms of assistance may be designated after the assessments are fully completed.
  • If you have questions about assistance or need help with replacing federal documents, please call Rep. Neguse’s office at: (303) 335-1045.

Emergency Financial Assistance

  • Jewish Family Service of Colorado is partnering with JEWISHcolorado’s Boulder Fire Relief Fund and other generous JFS donors to provide emergency financial assistance to those who are financially impacted by the Boulder County Wildfires. Get emergency financial assistance here.
  • Your congregation also has funds available immediately for our congregants. Please contact Rabbi Greene or Holli Berman.


Help with your Insurance Claim

Garth Gersten, a Har HaShem congregant, is an attorney who specializes in representing and advising policyholders regarding their insurance issues.  He is a member of the American College of Coverage Counsel and licensed in Colorado, Illinois, North Carolina and California. He is vice-chair of the Colorado Bar Association's Insurance Committee.

Watch a recording of a meeting Garth hosted providing insurance advice.

Other Relief Organizations

Indoor Air Quality Post Fire

Get a Replacement Ketubah (Jewish Marriage Contract)

Behavioral Health Resources

As always, reach out to Har HaShem and your clergy for conversation, for support. 


Mental Health Support


Support for Youth


Sun, March 26 2023 4 Nisan 5783