Imagine Yourself as an Intern…

Today’s blog is written by Bob Tiell, Director of Career Services & Workforce Development How many organizations do you know that have an internship program-be it paid or non-paid? Does your organization use interns? Our Chamber of Commerce, GLI, operates Intern to Earn which is designed to coordinate internship efforts throughout our region. JFCS has collaborated with GLI on internship …

Hilary's Hanukah Help!

Do you remember our post a little while back about Hilary Reskin’s Bat Mitzvah project? She sold Jewish Silly Bands, raising money to make Hankuah AWESOME for underprivileged families. Hillary’s Bat Mitzvah is this week, and I got to talk to her and her mom about the project! Hilary loves helping people. She says that she always wishes she could …

Back to School for a New Career?

Today’s blog is written by Bob Tiell, Director of Career Services & Workforce Development The economy often has folks thinking of returning to school to increase their skills and marketability. However, due to budgetary constraints, many schools are: cutting enrollments being more selective in their admissions unable to offer students all the classes students need creating a waiting list for …

Thanksgiving dinner for families in need

Well, JFCS pulled it off again! 62 families and older adults received turkeys and all the fixings so that they will have a happy Thanksgiving and a delicious meal. With the the generous donations from congregations and individuals and able assistance from lots of volunteers, we pulled together to feed those in need. Although the need was great and a …

Video Recap!

If you didn’t make it yesterday, we’ve got a few videos to share with you of the Living Well Expo! Here, Director of Klein Older Adult Services Mauri Malka gives a few words on the Expo: Here, we have a few words from exhibitor Ellen Sparks, representing Right at Home: We hear from the Parkinson’s Support Center of Kentuckiana!: You …

Living Well: It's On

Today is the LIVING WELL EXPO! The first session today has come and gone, but you can still get down here for the second session if you hustle, from 5-7 tonight. We have a lot of great vendors down here, acouple of workshops planned, and the first session was pretty hopping. If you can make tonight’s session at 2821 Klempner …

Microenterprise: Taking Names and Cashing Checks!

Today’s blog is written by Gary Liebert, Micro Business Specialist This is a photo of Pedro Morejon, a refugee from Cuba. Pedro is proudly displaying a check he’ll use to buy a semi-truck! Pedro has been a truck driver for over 30 years. He’s been living in the Louisville area for a few years, and has been doing some truck …

Back to School for a Career?

Today’s blog written by Bob Tiell, JFCS Career Services Director When economic conditions are soft and job opportunities are harder to come by, people often stay in school or return to school for additional credentialing. Officials at different schools around the country confirm that this trend is indeed now occurring. Applications for various programs are up and the number of …

Words from a JFCS Volunteer!

Today’s post is written by one of our great volunteers, Ruth Silon. She works super hard in our Food Pantry and helps us out a lot! Thank you for all you do, Ruth! I feel privileged to be a JFCS Food Pantry volunteer. I look forward to Friday mornings when I come in, restock the shelves with food brought in …

Becca's Bake Sale

Pledge 13 is a voluntary program for Jewish students preparing for their Bar/Bat Mitzvah. Students commit to giving a minimum of 13 hours to acts of Tzedakah. Rebecca Lustig chose to help Blessings in a Backpack, a unique program designed to feed elementary school children whose families qualify for the federal free and reduced meal program, and may not have …