Career Exploration is Key for Teens

Many teens think that by the time they leave high school, they ought to know what they’re going to do “when they grow up.” Of course, recent trends show that Gen Z  students are very career minded and are more likely to explore entrepreneurial paths compared to other generations. However, most will still have one, two, or even three careers …

How did one man discover the theory of relativity on his own? Maybe he didn’t.

You are invited to hear from Marie Benedict, author of The Other Einstein.  “In her compelling novel, Benedict makes a strong case that the brilliant woman behind Albert Einstein was integral to his success, and creates a rich historical portrait in the process.” – Publishers Weekly This fascinating slice of forgotten history illuminates how Einstein kept his brilliant wife in the …

Team Member Tuesday: Meet Elizabeth Tully

Elizabeth Tully, MSSW, LCSW, has worked at JFCS for a little over a year as a counselor. When asked why she chose to work at JFCS, Elizabeth praised its “culture and values.” She describes “career’ as “doing what I love to do and sharing that passion and enthusiasm with others.” She describes herself as compassionate, trustworthy, and curious, which makes her …

JFCS Executive Director to Retire in December

The Tiell era at Jewish Family & Career Services will come to an end in December when Executive Director Judy Freundlich Tiell will retire. “I joined the staff in 1979 and had been a part of the management team for many years,” comments Judy. In 2004, when the Executive Director’s position opened up, her husband, Bob Tiell, former head of …

Team Member Tuesday: Meet Aaron Guffey

When one thinks of a human service counselor, what do you see? For many, the first thing that comes to mind is a woman, usually 30-50ish, soft-spoken, even-tempered, a trusted advisor. Aaron Guffey goes against that typecast.  He is a young, friendly man with a booming voice and a hearty laugh. Originally involved with occupational therapy, he was hired by …

JFCS Engages Young Professional Volunteers Through VIALou

  VIALou (Volunteers in Action-Louisville) is the Young Professionals Volunteer Corps of Jewish Family & Career Services (JFCS) for ages 21-40. Started in January 2017, the group’s mission is to engage, unite and inspire young professionals through community service. Olga Itkin, a founding member, recently shared, “I’m proud to be a member of VIALou. We choose monthly projects that are …

College Grad Job Search Boot Camp Launching This October

Embarking on a job search can be daunting:  visiting various job-listing websites, submitting a resume, wondering if an employer has received it, waiting an eternity for a response, and ultimately, feeling frustrated about the whole process. At JFCS, career specialists hear a common refrain from job-search clients:  “I wish I could just get my foot in the door for an …

Team Member Tuesday: Meet Don Pitts

For the past five years, Don Pitts, has been a therapist at JFCS. In addition to counseling individuals and families, he serves on the organization’s Advocacy Committee, which monitors community, government and professional issues that may positively or negatively affect clients or the operation of JFCS. He appreciates working at JFCS because of the esprit de corps among co-workers, autonomy …

Make History on September 13th During Give for Good Louisville

The time is fast approaching for the community-wide Give for Good day of giving, scheduled for this Thursday, September 13! Jewish Family & Career Services is proud to be participating in this important event here in Louisville. In order to reach JFCS’ $10,000 goal for this year, we’ll need your help. Here are just a few ways you can show your support …

Team Member Tuesday: Meet Nick Paweski

The JFCS Passport Around Louisville Service (PALS) helps senior adults, generally over the age of 60, maintain their independence by providing easy-to-use transportation services. Nick Paweski, one of four dedicated drivers, is a valuable addition to the program. Aaron Guffey, PALS’ Transportation Coordinator, says, “Nick is a thoughtful, personable and dependable driver for the PALs program, and I could not …