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 …

2014 Annual Meeting

JFCS supporters, board members, volunteers and staff who attended the 106th Annual Meeting at JFCS were treated to some special discussions and a few surprises during the meeting on May 27. Board President Debbie Friedman and President-Elect Stephanie Mutchnick spoke of their experiences at the AJFCA and IAJVS national meetings and shared inspiring new ideas with their audience based on what they learned at this year’s event. Mauri Malka, director …

Food Pantry: Blast from the Past!

Guess what we received recently that was donated to the food pantry…a package of Uncle Ben’s rice with a use by date of 1978!  REALLY?!  Really. While we so appreciate the hundreds of donations of food that help to sustain families in need, we cannot give out expired food.  With the holidays right around the corner, we know that many …

Sleep and the Torah

Today’s blog article by Jerry Fleischer, JFCS Oral Historian Have you ever in your “wildest dreams” wondered what the Torah, (written and oral), has to say about that precious commodity known as “sleep”? Perhaps an insightful illustration pertaining to sleep in the Torah may be found in the colorful celebration of the Jewish Festival of Shavuot recently celebrated in the …

Memories of the 1937 flood in Louisville, KY

Today’s blog written by Harold Levy, Volunteer Historian at JFCS On the 17th of January, 1937 I celebrated my 14th birthday with my parents, older brother and younger sister.  We lived on 2nd Street and Gaulbert in the Wyoming Apartments in a six room apartment which was one of two on each of three floors.  My family lived on the …

Don't Give Up on Your History!

JFCS has a new Volunteer Historian who writes articles JFCS.  Mr. Harold Levy has numerous interesting stories which he is eager to share such as the YMHA, (Young Men’s Hebrew Association), bulletin story from the 1940’s and in this amazing tale, how he was reunited after a 60 year search with his cousin in Israel. Don’t Give Up, By Harold …