Meet Our Summer Interns

Every year Jewish Family & Career Services and the Jewish Community offer several internships for college students either from the Louisville area or who attend local colleges and universities.  This year we were lucky to have many interns who have made large impacts on our organizations and the clients we serve.  They have attended several professional development workshops led by Erin …

Things You Might Not Know: Baskets of Blessings

You might know a lot about JFCS, but do you know about the Baskets of Blessings? Created by Morgan Joffee as part of her Bat Mitzvah, the program offers a unique way to make your event a little more meaningful. Basically, these are mesh baskets filled with food containers (no crumbs, of course – we charge extra for those 🙂 …

Hilary's Hanukah Help!

Do you remember our post a little while back about Hilary Reskin’s Bat Mitzvah project? She sold Jewish Silly Bands, raising money to make Hankuah AWESOME for underprivileged families. Hillary’s Bat Mitzvah is this week, and I got to talk to her and her mom about the project! Hilary loves helping people. She says that she always wishes she could …

Becca's Bake Sale

Pledge 13 is a voluntary program for Jewish students preparing for their Bar/Bat Mitzvah. Students commit to giving a minimum of 13 hours to acts of Tzedakah. Rebecca Lustig chose to help Blessings in a Backpack, a unique program designed to feed elementary school children whose families qualify for the federal free and reduced meal program, and may not have …

Pledge 13 Produce!

For his Bar Mitzah project, Zachary Goldberg (pictured above center with his siblings) has been collecting donations of fresh produce from the Louisville area farmer’s markets all summer and delivering that produce to the JFCS Food Pantry almost every week. He has been able to collect and donate hundreds of pounds of fruits and vegetables that might have been wasted …

Baskets of Blessings

Do you have a Mitzvah coming up? A wedding? A party of some kind? JFCS offers Baskets of Blessings, customizable centerpiece baskets that we rent out for your events! This program was created by Morgan Joffe as part of her Bat Mitzvah in 2006, and it continues to help the agency raise funds for our Food Pantry & Emergency Services. …