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 …

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 …