Building Momentum With JFCS

After months of job searching since being laid off last year, Colleen* finally received the right job offer, only to have it rescinded as the economic impacts of the novel coronavirus rippled through Louisville. “Prior to the pandemic, she had respect in her own employability that was shattered when they took the job offer away,” said Andrea Brown, JFCS Career …

Refugees, Immigrants and COVID-19

The COVID-19 crisis continues to impact communities across the country as individuals face health concerns, furloughs and unemployment. But according to Kristina Mielke, Career & Employment Specialist at JFCS, refugees and immigrants have been among the hardest hit and face unique challenges from the crisis. Mielke has worked with refugees and immigrants for the past 12 years and is one …

JFCS Building Reopening Update

As we continue to follow data related to COVID-19, we have made the decision to continue virtual only counseling, case management and career counseling until at least September 8.This will enable us to ensure we are keeping our clients, volunteers, and staff safe while we consider timing to begin a phased reopening of the building. We will continue to provide …

A Pivotal Moment

JFCS holds a vision for Greater Louisville where all live with dignity and purpose. Our work is to expand possibilities so that each person and every family can meet life’s challenges with confidence. We are guided by values of kavod, respect for the undeniable humanity of each person; and, tzedek, advocacy that fosters fairness and equity. We condemn the racism …

Parenting Through the Pandemic

Adjusting to new routines isn’t easy. Let us help. The disruption to our daily routines has challenged parents in many ways. How can you work effectively from home while ensuring that your children continue to thrive? What’s the best way to address your child’s fears, even as you try to plan for an uncertain future? When can you integrate self-care …

Pandemic Is a Career Curveball

A single mother who is a family caregiver and aspiring health care professional is working with JFCS Career Services for Refugees & Immigrants to navigate changing circumstances.   Victoria* had only been in the U.S. a few years and was already on her way to becoming a health care professional. This was a self-chosen step toward financial independence and long-term …

Join Our Team

JFCS welcomes people with a growth mindset to our team and in return offers a generous and comprehensive compensation and benefits package including paid annual leave and sick time, medical and dental insurance, 403B, life, short-term and long-term disability insurance and generous paid holidays. To apply please send your resume to jobs@jfcslouisville.org and note the position in the subject line.   Business Advisor As …

Here for Times Like These, Here for You

By Deb Frockt, CEO The unemployment rate hit nearly 15 percent today. The number is staggering but inadequate to convey the personal experience in each loss — of a job, a livelihood, a pathway to pay for education, a career, an identity, a calling, an income, a way to care for family, a sense of purpose. Since the start of …

How Can We Help?

We are all facing challenges because of COVID-19, and many of us are confronting new hardships as a result. If you answer “yes” to any of these questions, JFCS is here to help with personalized, confidential services. Please contact us: services@jfcslouisville.org or 502-452-6341 x 120. JFCS has a variety of groups for mutual support that are free and open to …

United Jewish Louisville Rapid Response Fund

Our Jewish community is standing together to help, to serve and to bring hope to those who need it the most. These five organizations are committed to serving Jewish Louisvillians and we proudly unite. Together we will fight the COVID-19 crisis with open arms for those in need and with grateful hearts to those who can help. When a modern plague …