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 …

Meet a past MOSIAC Awards honoree: Paul Diaz

Paul Diaz is a first generation Cuban-American was honored in 2013 for his outstanding achievements in the Healthcare and the community. He grew up in Miami, where he spent many hours at the hospital where his mother worked to support his family as an office worker. His grandfather was a surgeon in Cuba. He believes he inherited traits from both …

Meet our past MOSAIC Award Honorees: Dr. Resad Paya Pasic and Djenita Pasic

In 2008, JFCS honored the dynamic duo of Resad Paya Pasic, M.D., Ph.D. and Djenita Pasic, Esq. Dr. Pasic and Djenita came to visit friends in Louisville in the spring of 1992 to see the Kentucky Derby.  During their visit war broke out in their home country of Bosnia and Herzegovina and they were unable to return home. Dr. Resad …

Meet the MOSAIC Awards Artist: Dave Caudill

Dave Caudill, a native of Corbin, KY, has drawn since a child. After studying at the Louisville School of Art, and working as a graphic designer, Dave began taking his drawings into the realm of stainless steel sculpture. His work is influenced by music and captures gesture and motion. He is best known for his work with large stainless and …

Meet our 2017 MOSAIC Award Honorees: Huong “CoCo” Thien Tran

At the age of 29, Huong “CoCo” Thien Tran fled Saigon, Vietnam with her family just as the communist regime was taking over.  Their journey to make it to the United States took them through Thailand, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, and Guam.  They came to Louisville to join her brother who was studying at the University of Louisville’s JB Speed …

Meet our 2017 MOSAIC Award Honorees: John P. La Barbera

John P. La Barbera was born to a musical family in Mount Morris, New York.  His father as a boy emigrated with his mother and two brothers from Sicily. John’s father, Giuseppe fell in love with the euphonium horn, but throughout his life, he learned many other instruments and taught them not only to his sons but also to many …

Meet our 2017 MOSAIC Award Honorees: Dr. Annatjie Faul

Dr. Annatjie (Anna) Faul, a native South African, came to Louisville in 2000 to take a tenure-track faculty position as an Associate Professor at the Kent School of Social Work at the University of Louisville.  She is currently the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs for the Kent School of Social Work and  Executive Director of the Institute for Sustainable Health & …

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 …