Volunteer Spotlight: Carole Goldberg, Linda Goodman, Melanie Fadel, Dara Cohen and Patsy O’Brien

The JFCS Food Pantry is a vital resource available for JFCS clients. Thanks to the generosity of people throughout the community, our volunteers process more than 80 thousand pounds of food per year, which helps to feed more than 150 people each month. This service would be impossible without volunteers like Carole Goldberg, Melanie Fadel, Linda Goodman, Dara Cohen and …

Meet our past MOSAIC Award Honorees: Dr. Resad Paya Pasic and Djenita Pasic

In 2008, JFCS honored the dynamic duo of Resad Paya Pasic, M.D., Ph.D. and Djenita Pasic, Esq. Dr. Pasic and Djenita came to visit friends in Louisville in the spring of 1992 to see the Kentucky Derby.  During their visit war broke out in their home country of Bosnia and Herzegovina and they were unable to return home. Dr. Resad …

Volunteer Spotlight: Julie Kling, Sophia Goldberg, and the Meeron family

The Carole & Larry Goldberg Family Mitzvah program hosts fun, inter-generational events scheduled throughout the year around Jewish holidays like Rosh Hashanah, Passover, and Hanukkah. The program is a great way to teach children of all ages about the importance of performing mitzvot. This week, we are highlighting the brilliant efforts of our Family Mitzvah volunteers; Julie Kling, Sophia Goldberg, …

Meet the MOSAIC Awards Artist: Dave Caudill

Dave Caudill, a native of Corbin, KY, has drawn since a child. After studying at the Louisville School of Art, and working as a graphic designer, Dave began taking his drawings into the realm of stainless steel sculpture. His work is influenced by music and captures gesture and motion. He is best known for his work with large stainless and …

Volunteer Spotlight: Evelyn Figa

  The Doris L. & Theodore B. Meyers JFCS Shabbos Friends program provides a monthly Shabbat celebration with Jewish seniors living in local assisted-living facilities and nursing homes. Volunteers visit and spend time with the Jewish residents, share holiday memories, and saying the traditional Sabbath prayers. This week as part of Volunteer Appreciation Month we are highlighting one of our …

Meet our 2017 MOSAIC Award Honorees: Huong “CoCo” Thien Tran

At the age of 29, Huong “CoCo” Thien Tran fled Saigon, Vietnam with her family just as the communist regime was taking over.  Their journey to make it to the United States took them through Thailand, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, and Guam.  They came to Louisville to join her brother who was studying at the University of Louisville’s JB Speed …

Meet our 2017 MOSAIC Award Honorees: John P. La Barbera

John P. La Barbera was born to a musical family in Mount Morris, New York.  His father as a boy emigrated with his mother and two brothers from Sicily. John’s father, Giuseppe fell in love with the euphonium horn, but throughout his life, he learned many other instruments and taught them not only to his sons but also to many …