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 …

Supported Employment All Stars

Having a job represents much more than earning a salary. Employment, including the kind of work one performs, influences one’s identity, sense of belonging, and place in the world. We recently sat down with Kimberly Clark, JFCS’ Supported Employment Specialist to discuss one of her all-star employers Kroger.  “Kroger is wonderful to work with.  They are open to working with …

Back to School Supply Drive Information

Last year we expanded our school supply drive in order to support over 150 kids.  We expect that this year this number will increase again as more and more supply drives are disappearing.  Here is a list of supplies that are needed this year, you can also make a monetary donation and we will do the shopping for you.

Volunteer Spotlight: Carole Goldberg, Linda Goodman, Melanie Fadel, Dara Cohen and Patsy O’Brien

The JFCS Food Pantry is a vital resource available for JFCS clients. Thanks to the generosity of people throughout the community, our volunteers process more than 80 thousand pounds of food per year, which helps to feed more than 150 people each month. This service would be impossible without volunteers like Carole Goldberg, Melanie Fadel, Linda Goodman, Dara Cohen and …

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 Seeks Full-Time Counselor

JFCS is currently seeking a full-time counselor to work primarily with the older adult and family caregiver populations.  The position will be responsible for personal counseling and for the development of effective and comprehensive care plans to help clients achieve their goals.  The counselor will also provide case management, crisis intervention and outreach services as well as coordinating and/or conducting …

JFCS’ Career Academy Highlighted in the Mayor’s State of the City Address

Last week, Mayor Greg Fischer shared the story of Dr. Faten Abdullah in his State of the City Address. The shared that Dr. Abdullah, “studied medicine in her native Iraq, but couldn’t practice when she arrived as a refugee in 2008. With program help from Jewish Family and Career Services, she passed the re-credentialing exams, and today, she works at …

JFCS attends White House visit – Building Welcoming Communities Campaign

Mary Cleary (JFCS -Grants & Information Manager)  was a member of the Louisville delegation to the National Skills and Credential Institute hosted by the White House Task Force on New Americans on June 29th. The Institute provided 18 delegations from 17 states the opportunity to share current best practices and to develop tools and resources to address credentialing and licensing …

Balance Your Work Life and Family Life With Easy Steps

Did you know that 80% of the workforce is comprised of dual career couples? This interdependence of careers creates special demands. We all know couples trying to strike better work-family balance. JFCS provides dual career counseling. We are presently working with a couple, both of whom are going through our career services. In addition to helping each one identify suitable, …