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 …

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 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 …

The Impact of Refugees in Our Community

Last week, we talked about the role that the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) plays in providing services at JFCS and why their funding is in jeopardy. As the conclusion to this series, let’s look at how that affects JFCS clients and our community.   The Impact on Clients In the last five years, 13,383 refugees arrived in Kentucky. These …

Refugee Programs in Jeopardy

Yesterday’s blog post discussed the role that the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) plays in providing services at JFCS. We promised more information, so now we’d like to go into more detail about what’s happening right now. Check in with us on Sunday to learn more about how these cuts will directly affect refugees and our community. Background In 2003, …

Help Stop Cuts to Refugee Services

If you know much about JFCS, you know that we are committed to the Jewish tradition of welcoming the stranger. One of the most prominent ways we do this is through our annual MOSAIC Awards, which is an event to recognize outstanding contributions made to our community by “International Americans,” those immigrants and refugees who proudly call Louisville their home. …

Business Showcase 2014

As a part of the MOSAIC Awards, Navigate Enterprise Center clients were invited to promote their goods and services at the Business Showcase before dinner. Here are photos of some of the exhibitors — and what we hope will be their newest clients.   Click any of the images below to view the full photo.   Photos were taken by …