Meet Our Summer Interns

Every year Jewish Family & Career Services and the Jewish Community offer several internships for college students either from the Louisville area or who attend local colleges and universities.  This year we were lucky to have many interns who have made large impacts on our organizations and the clients we serve.  They have attended several professional development workshops led by Erin …

Family, career services open to all

Judy Freundlich, Guest Contributor This article was originally published by the Courier-Journal on March 8, 2017 online and in the print edition on March 13, 2017. It’s no surprise that with the baby boomer generation now reaching retirement age and older, the senior population in this country is quickly expanding, impacting the workforce, the senior services industry and more. It is …

Past MOSAIC Award Honoree Pens Letter to Senator McConnell

    Past MOSAIC Honoree, Dr. Cedric Francois, joined dozens of life sciences leaders taking a public stand against President Trump’s executive order to bar refugees and immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries. Dr. Francois, the founder, president, and CEO Apellis Pharmaceuticals penned an open letter to McConnell on January 30, 2017, to urge McConnell’s opposition.  Dr. Francois is a U.S. green card …

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 …

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 …

Roy Blount, Jr., Kicks-off The New JFCS Contemporary Thought Series

An old comedian once said, “Comedy is music; it has rhythm and a melody.” An expert like Roy Blount, Jr. knows this very well.  His prose can sing in deft comic riffs. Louisvillians will be fortunate to experience Blount’s lyrical bounty of stories on September 21 when he will be the first guest to present Contemporary Thought, at the Lillian O. Seligman …

JFCS Welcomes the stranger.

  The Courier Journal on 1/11/16 highlighted the annual MOSAIC Awards, which benefits JFCS and recognizes foreign-born talent.  Current worldwide issues have clouded many realities of the positive aspects of immigrants. JFCS experiences reflect the following: We are a nation of immigrants; we can all trace our ancestry back to somewhere else. JFCS has worked with the refugee population for more …