JFCS Seeks Full-Time Business Advisor for Navigate Enterprise Center

JFCS is currently seeking a full-time Business Advisor to work with the Navigate Enterprise Center.  The Business Advisor will provide business training and technical assistance to refugee and immigrant entrepreneurs.  The purpose of this position is to create economic opportunities within refugee communities through self-employment and microenterprise development.  The primary focus will be to provide individual and group business planning and …

PALS is more than just transportation

Written by Aaron Guffey,  Administrative Assistant,  Klein Older Adult Services at JFCS Going out on Passport Around Louisville Service (PALS) rides has quickly become one of the highlights of my week. Not only do I get to help people stay independent in their homes but I get to do one of my favorite things, hear people’s stories and share mine …

Doris L. & Theodore B. Meyers JFCS Shabbos Friends program brings the joy of Shabbat to Jewish seniors

Written by Susan Sobel, Shabbos Friends program Volunteer My connection to Shabbos Friends at Treyton Oak Towers (TOT) is personal. My mother, Sybil Parnes, moved from Princeton, NJ, and lived there independently from 2010-2015. On the third Friday of the month, my mother would corral the Jewish residents for the gathering of Shabbos Friends. She was a community builder and …

JFCS’ Career Academy Highlighted in the Mayor’s State of the City Address

Last week, Mayor Greg Fischer shared the story of Dr. Faten Abdullah in his State of the City Address. The shared that Dr. Abdullah, “studied medicine in her native Iraq, but couldn’t practice when she arrived as a refugee in 2008. With program help from Jewish Family and Career Services, she passed the re-credentialing exams, and today, she works at …

Working for Yourself at 50+

Written by: Cynthia Brown, Business Advisor with Navigate Enterprise Center Recently I met with a client to discuss starting his own consulting business. After many years working as a professional in his field with a long, impressive resume and director level positions, he suddenly found himself over the age of 50 and back in the job market.  He talked about …

Rules of Engagement

Over the past year, our team at Jewish Family & Career Services (JFCS) in Louisville, KY has conducted a deep dive into community engagement best practices. We wanted to be able to answer very specific multigenerational questions that affect our community as well as other mid-size American Jewish communities: How do people become involved in organizations, why do they stay …

Young Professional Volunteer Focus Group

January 22, 2017 – January 22, 2017 2821 Klempner Way Map and Directions | Register Description: Calling all young professionals passionate about volunteering and making Louisville’s community stronger! We want to hear from you as we begin to build our young adult volunteer corps! This is your chance to get in on the ground floor of this new group dedicated …

Ten Tips for Thriving During the Holidays

1. Learn to Say NO. Give yourself permission to decline invitations or added responsibilities that you don’t want. Remember this is your holiday! 2.  Change Things Up. Families change over time, and traditions can be updated to reflect the current needs and desires of family members. 3. Join Festivities in Moderation. Decide how long you want to stay at a …