Career Exploration is Key for Teens

Many teens think that by the time they leave high school, they ought to know what they’re going to do “when they grow up.” Of course, recent trends show that Gen Z  students are very career minded and are more likely to explore entrepreneurial paths compared to other generations. However, most will still have one, two, or even three careers …

How did one man discover the theory of relativity on his own? Maybe he didn’t.

You are invited to hear from Marie Benedict, author of The Other Einstein.  “In her compelling novel, Benedict makes a strong case that the brilliant woman behind Albert Einstein was integral to his success, and creates a rich historical portrait in the process.” – Publishers Weekly This fascinating slice of forgotten history illuminates how Einstein kept his brilliant wife in the …

JFCS Executive Director to Retire in December

The Tiell era at Jewish Family & Career Services will come to an end in December when Executive Director Judy Freundlich Tiell will retire. “I joined the staff in 1979 and had been a part of the management team for many years,” comments Judy. In 2004, when the Executive Director’s position opened up, her husband, Bob Tiell, former head of …

JFCS Engages Young Professional Volunteers Through VIALou

  VIALou (Volunteers in Action-Louisville) is the Young Professionals Volunteer Corps of Jewish Family & Career Services (JFCS) for ages 21-40. Started in January 2017, the group’s mission is to engage, unite and inspire young professionals through community service. Olga Itkin, a founding member, recently shared, “I’m proud to be a member of VIALou. We choose monthly projects that are …

Make History on September 13th During Give for Good Louisville

The time is fast approaching for the community-wide Give for Good day of giving, scheduled for this Thursday, September 13! Jewish Family & Career Services is proud to be participating in this important event here in Louisville. In order to reach JFCS’ $10,000 goal for this year, we’ll need your help. Here are just a few ways you can show your support …

Team Member Tuesday: Meet Nick Paweski

The JFCS Passport Around Louisville Service (PALS) helps senior adults, generally over the age of 60, maintain their independence by providing easy-to-use transportation services. Nick Paweski, one of four dedicated drivers, is a valuable addition to the program. Aaron Guffey, PALS’ Transportation Coordinator, says, “Nick is a thoughtful, personable and dependable driver for the PALs program, and I could not …

College Grad Job Search Boot Camp Coming This October

While the state of Kentucky, and Louisville in particular, are enjoying lower levels of overall unemployment, many college graduates still are encountering challenges finding jobs that align with their careers of choice. Recent studies show that while 60,000 credentials are awarded every year in Kentucky, 20 percent of those will not find employment in the first year; another 44 percent …

Team Member Tuesday: Meet Bonnie Lewis

Bonnie Lewis, a Senior Accounting Clerk at JFCS, has been working at JFCS for 27 years. Bonnie considers JFCS a life investment, which is why she has chosen to work here for so many dedicated years. When asked what career means to her, Bonnie jokingly answered, “retirement.” To Bonnie, family means caring and sharing. Her biggest inspiration comes from her …

JFCS- Food Pantry

Get to know the JFCS Food Pantry

According to HealthyLouisvilleMetro.org, 16.1% of Jefferson County citizens are food insecure. Because Louisville is not a big city like New York or L.A., it is less common to see hungry people on a daily basis. Sonny and Janet Meyer, the directors of the Herman Meyer & Son Inc. Funeral Home, were concerned about those who go hungry in Louisville and …

Team Member Tuesday: Kim Toebbe

Kim Toebbe never meets a stranger, which is the perfect characteristic for a volunteer recruiter and coordinator for JFCS.  Kim had been the activities director at Four Courts, which gave her great insights into the Jewish community and many of the families whose parents/grandparents resided there. Kim seemed to be the natural fit for the JFCS Volunteer Coordinator when the …