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 …

My Fourth Week as a Career Services Intern at JFCS: The Speed Networking Event

The past four weeks of my internship were consumed by the Speed Networking Event, where career candidates have five minutes to present their credentials to companies looking to hire.    I had been making non-stop phone calls to employers, frequently reaching out to job-seekers, and regularly assisting with logistical tasks. All-in-all, I spent a combined total of 120 hours working on …

My Last Week as an Intern at JFCS: Saying Goodbye

My last week as an intern at JFCS was certainly bittersweet. While I’m happy to spend the last month of my summer break relaxing before I head back to school, leaving JFCS feels a little surreal. I feel like I just started my internship, but nine weeks have come and gone faster than I could have imagined. I spent my …

Team Member Tuesday: Naomi Carrico

Therapist Naomi Carrico has been working at JFCS for nearly eight years. When asked why she chose to work at JFCS, Naomi explained, “JFCS has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. Growing up, I was involved in so many activities here because my mother worked for the organization. The work that we do …

Your Child’s Mental Health

Children are facing obstacles at a different level than their parents. At a very early age, they are introduced to technology through learning toys and even their parents’ cell phones. As they age, the introduction of the internet and smartphones has brought about cyberbullying, affecting one in three children.  Modern Technology has been proved to foster negative self-images and expose …

Team Member Tuesday: Kristina Mielke

Kristina Mielke, an International Career Specialist, has been working at JFCS for about 4½   years. When asked why she chose to work at JFCS, Kristina explained that it’s because “the mission of the organization is really inspiring, and JFCS is the only place in the region that has career counseling for immigrants.” When Kristina heard the word “career,” she thought …