Seasons Newsletter December 2014

December 2014
   JFCS offices will be closed:
    December 16 at 11:30 am

    Annual staff strategic planning retreat 

    December 25

    January 1

   Wishing everyone Happy Holidays!

JFCS Membership Campaign Underway
If you haven’t already done so, please send in your membership contribution today.

You can go to our website to make an online contribution.

Thank you for your support!


Click here to register online

Bagels & Bingo
    A breakfast buffet for dinner         and bingo fun, too!
Sunday February 8
5 – 7 p.m. at JFCS

Career and Education Services

Entrepreneurial Discovery Class
January 27 – 29
6 – 8 p.m.
Evening One
* Explore Entrepreneurial Spirit
* Discover Your Talents
Evening Two
* Develop Your Talents
* Direct Your Talents
Evening Three
* Build Effective Relationships
* Take Action

Join Derrick Jack, a Gallup Certified Strengths Coach with Jack Fundamentals, and Bob Tiell, Director of Career Services & Workforce Development with JFCS, as they help you discover which entrepreneurial talents you possess.


Take the Gallup Entrepreneurial StrengthsFinder prior to the first class session. The unique results will be the focus of the learning experience and will be the foundation of an individualized discovery process that will last far beyond the class sessions.

Fees are $55 if you register before January 12, $65 after January 12. Class fee includes cost of Gallup Entrepreneurial StrengthsFinder.

To register, contact Janet Poole at 452-6341, ext. 222.

ACT Preparation Workshop
Begins January 20

High school juniors and seniors preparing for the ACT can benefit from our ACT Preparation Workshop. This eight-part course provides strategies to improve scores, reduces test anxiety and familiarizes students with testing conditions. Classes meet from 7 to 9 p.m. at JFCS.

The fee of $170 covers all class sessions and two latest edition ACT preparation workbooks. Contact Janet Poole at 452-6341, ext. 222.

Family Services

Passport Around Louisville Service
PALS is an easy-to-use, affordable program that helps senior adults maintain their independence by providing transportation services to activities such as:
  • Grocery Shopping
  • Medical Appointments
  • Personal Appointments
  • Volunteer Activities
  • And Many More!

PALS operates Monday-Friday 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Cost:$8 one-way; $15 round trips*

All PALS fees cover rides within a 25-mile radius. For every 10 miles over 25, there is a $5 surcharge.

*Additional charge for escorted services.

Contact Naomi Malka PALS Program Coordinator at (502) 452-6341 ext. 249 for information about the program.
To schedule a ride, contact Megan Haggard at (502) 452-6341 ext. 321.

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Support Groups

Addiction Support

24 Hr Recovery Line

“She never mentions the word addiction in certain company.”

 – from the song She Talks to Angels by The Black Crowes

It takes a lot of work to hide a secret. Whether the problem is alcohol, food, drugs, gambling, sex or pornography, the Jewish community is not immune. The myth that Jewish individuals and families are exempt from such human conditions is dangerous, causing some in our own community to suffer in isolation. Such addictions are devastating for Jews, just as they are for anyone dealing with the powerlessness over any substance or obsession.

We believe we can help.

Recovery is available to everyone.

JFCS maintains a 24 hour phone line for people to call up with questions on addictions or concerns about themselves or family members. It is answered by a Jew who is in recovery and all phone calls will be kept confidential. Please call or text 502-727-9287. It could be your first step to recovery.

JFCS offers a variety of free support groups. Learn about community resources and bring balance to your life. All meetings are held at the JFCS Louis & Lee Roth Family Center unless specified.

Adult Children of Aging Parents

Third Thursday of the month, 7 p.m.

Contact Mauri Malka, ext. 250.

Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group

Second Friday of the month, 2 p.m.

Contact Kim Toebbe, ext. 103.

Caregiver Support Group

First Tuesday of the month, 4 p.m.

Thomas Jefferson Unitarian Church, 4936 Brownsboro Rd.

Contact Naomi Malka, ext. 249.

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Groups

Third Monday of the month

12:45 p.m. at JFCS

Third Wednesday of the month

10 a.m. at Kenwood Elementary Family Resource Center

7420 Justan Ave.

Contact Jo Ann Kalb, ext. 335.

Parkinson’s Caregiver Support Group

Second Thursday of the month, 1 p.m.

Contact Connie Austin, ext. 305.

Spousal Caregiver Support Group

Third Thursday of the month, 6 p.m.

Contact Mauri Malka , ext. 250.


Support groups are facilitated by JFCS and funded by KIPDA Area Agency on Aging through the Older Americans Act and the Cabinet for Health Services.


JFCS Food Pantry Needs

This month we are in special need of the following items:
Hot and cold cereals
Pancake mix and syrup
Chunky soups
Single size snack items
Toilet paper
All donated items must be in the original packaging. We are only able to accept food items within their noted expiration dates.
Monetary gifts may be made to the Sonny & Janet Meyer Family Food Pantry Fund. If you have questions, please Contact Kim Toebbe at 452-6341, ext.103.
Thank you for your generosity!
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