A Message from Metro United Way!

Dear Friends: Please join our social networking event this coming Sunday, January 16th to help celebrate and honor Dr. Martin Luther King! Check out our Facebook for information, ask questions, or to give us your thoughts! Event: America’s Sunday Supper When: Sunday, January 16, 2011 Where: Your home, at a restaurant, or having coffee, any venue with family and friends! …

One Woman’s Story…

The first time I heard the word “alcoholic”, my mother was talking with a friend. I asked what this word meant, and part of the explanation included, “but don’t worry because Jewish people don’t have this problem.” As I grew older, I noticed that when I drank there were problems. One drink was too many and dozens of drinks were …

Laughing all the Way!

Today’s post is written by Bob Tiell, Director of Career Services Many of us believe that a sense of humor is vital to our lives, including our work lives. Humor keeps things in perspective. Remember the movie “Doc Hollywood”? It was a delightful film starring Michael J. Fox. (The story goes that Fox actually discovered he had Parkinson’s while making …

Mega Icy Friday Updates

This is our agency door out back right now – ‘In Every Season’! I think the ice looks quite pretty there on those crabapples, but I am also a big fan of traction for my car and feet 🙂 Be careful out there! The Marketing Department is going to be closed until New Year’s – so look for our next …

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 …