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 …

Volunteer Spotlight: Evelyn Figa

  The Doris L. & Theodore B. Meyers JFCS Shabbos Friends program provides a monthly Shabbat celebration with Jewish seniors living in local assisted-living facilities and nursing homes. Volunteers visit and spend time with the Jewish residents, share holiday memories, and saying the traditional Sabbath prayers. This week as part of Volunteer Appreciation Month we are highlighting one of our …

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 …

JFCS Mentors Social Work Students

Did you know JFCS counselors have been mentoring social work graduate students for over 40 years? Social work students who do their practicum at JFCS have a unique experience that many other agencies cannot offer.  Students are invited to experience other disciplines and departments at JFCS. “Mentoring students is essential, because practicum and intern students need both clinical experiences and …

Making Passover a Community Mitzvah

Written by Amber Fuller, JFCS Engagement and Social Media Intern It’s time to get ready for Passover Louisville! With Passover just a few weeks away, Jewish families are busy getting ready for Seder meals and special Kosher for Passover foods. The Mcmahan Kroger is widely known for having the largest kosher selection in Louisville, but the Prospect, Holiday Manor Krogers …

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 & …

First Ever JFCS Purim Scavenger Hunt- A Smashing Success!

  Written by Kim Toebbe, Volunteer Coordinator at JFCS Many thanks to all those who worked to make the maiden voyage of the JFCS Supermarket Scavenger Hunt at Prospect Kroger a big success. Families, including: The Meerons, The Klings, The Shaikuns and The Yoffes wore their cutest costumes, solved clues and shopped to benefit the food pantry. A Kroger staff …