October Event Updates

Autumn is in the air, and we’re gearing up for some GREAT things in the last quarter of 2013. Here’s everything you might want to know about our upcoming events.

JFCS was just featured in the Louisville Solar Tour, sponsored by the Louisville Climate Action Network. The tour was held on Saturday, September 28. (Our office is closed on Saturdays, so the tour group was not able to tour inside the building.) If you want to see what you missed, there is a PDF available here so you can plan a self-guided tour around the city.

JFCS was featured for its use of passive solar power:

Installed By: Mark Isaacs
Date Installed: 2000
Description: The walls and roof are constructed with a super-insulated building envelope. Glass was limited on its west, east and north walls to lower cooling costs. Abundant glass showers daylight across the entire interior dramatically reducing electricity costs. South facing glass is shaded in the summer by the roof overhang of sun shade, while warming winter sun shines in. Management recognizes that low energy bills mean more funds for their non-profit community services.


JFCS will sponsor a free Health Screening and Information Fair at the Jewish Community Center from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Monday, October 7. Health care experts will be on hand to screen vision, glucose, blood pressure, hearing, bone density and more. Local agencies will be available to discuss information about health options and services available within the community. Flu shots will be available at a cost of $25 (Medicare and private insurance also accepted). For more information, contact Mauri Malka at ext. 250.

Captain’s Quarters will partner with JFCS for a FUNraiser on Sunday, October 20. Simply dine at Captain’s Quarters at any time that day, and 10 percent of your bill will be donated to JFCS. Brunch is served from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Menu service is available from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. To make reservations, call Captain’s Quarters at (502) 228-1651. For more information, contact Beverly Bromley, ext. 223.

With so many elementary school choices in Louisville, it can be difficult for parents to know which school will be the best fit for their children. JFCS and The Temple Trager Early Childhood Education Center are here to help with Choosing Your Child’s School at 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 24. The event provides an opportunity for parents to meet representatives from local public, private and parochial schools. This free program will be held at The Temple Trager ECEC, 5101 U.S. Highway 42. For more information, contact Ellen Shapira, ext. 225.

We have updated Food Pantry needs for the new month. In October, we need toilet paper, laundry soap, canned potatoes, canned peaches, pears, pineapple, mandarin oranges, applesauce, snack-sized raisins, chips and crackers. Please remember that we need all donated items in original packaging, and we are unable to accept expired items.

The kynect healthcare marketplace opened yesterday. If you need help choosing or enrolling in a new health plan, KIPDA (Kentuckiana Regional Planning and Development Agency) is implementing the KIPDA kynector Program in Region 3, which includes Jefferson County And 16 other counties. KIPDA kynect will have kynectors (in person assisters) working throughout the region helping people who are uninsured access health insurance. To find out more about this special initiative, or if you need help accessing insurance, call (502) 266-5571.

And if you’re already planning for November, please keep these dates in mind:
– MOSAIC nominations are due November 15
– ACT Preparation Workshop begins November 18
– Chanukah Helpers Family Mitzvah will be November 24

If you’ve tried to use our website over the past week, you have probably noticed that we’ve had some technical difficulties recently. We were worried for a while that we had broken the Internet (someone must have typed “Google” into Google) … but through perseverance and teamwork, we’ve been able to put things back where they belong. You may notice that we’re still missing a little bit of our blog content; we’re working on that. We’re relieved that almost everything else has gone back to normal at jfcslouisville.org, and we offer our apologies for any inconvenience you experienced.

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