Seasons Newsletter February 2015

February  2015

Jewish Family & Career Services

JFCS will be the host of a fundraising dinner event at the Village Anchor, 11507 Park Road in Anchorage. We need at least 100 people to dine with us on March 8, from 5 – 9 pm, to receive ten percent of the sales of food and drink!

The Village Anchor is housed on two floors of the historic Anchorage train station.The restaurant and bar have become instant destinations for both outdoor and indoor dining.
It is very important to call for a reservation at 502.708.1850 and mention JFCS when booking your reservation. Or if you just arrive at the door, please tell the host or server that you are
there to support JFCS.

 Bring family and friends and enjoy a delicious dinner while supporting JFCS. All food and drink will be included!  Any takeout also will be included.

 Contact Beverly Bromley at ext. 223 or [email protected] if you have any questions or need additional information.

Family Mitzvah
Passover Event
Sunday, March 29, 2015

2:00-3:00 pm

Jewish Family & Career Services

Louis & Lee Roth Family Center

2821 Klempner Way


Mitzvah Project:

Help organize Passover food baskets, which will be distributed to those in need. Please bring non-Passover food donations for the JFCS Food Pantry.


Passover Arts and Crafts

& Snacks will be provided by the

Family Mitzvah Committee


Please RSVP to Kim Toebbe

by Friday, March 27th at

[email protected] or ext. 103



Funding provided by the Carole & Larry Goldberg Family Mitzvah Fund



JFCS is introducing a new friendly and affordable door-to-door transportation service for Jewish seniors, 60 and older, and adults with disabilities.  Joy!Ride offers a

one-stop number for all transportation needs within the Jewish community.


The evening was splendid

Bingo was played

Guests partook of goodies

So superbly arrayed

Friends reconnected

New alliances formed

Supporters from wall to wall

Caused hearts to warm

Activities fun and food so delicious

Guests, volunteers and donors

Made the occasion auspicious

A successful evening and lovely affair

All present were overheard to declare!

                                         -Kim Toebbe

 Thanks to Sara Yamin for coordinating the food for the event. We also thank everyone who brought homemade or prepared dishes, to Jerri Passo and Debbie Friedman for volunteering as our bingo callers, to Melissa and Thomas Olges for the bingo visuals, and to everyone for bringing canned goods and donating to the JFCS Food Pantry.


Career and Education Services

Entrepreneurial Discovery Class
Your Pathway to evaluate your physical, financial, technical 
and psychological capabilities to start your own business.



JFCS has a long history of helping individuals successfully face career and
self-employment challenges.

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.


* Explore Entrepreneurial Spirit

* Discover Your Talents
* Develop Your Talents
* Direct Your Talents
* Build Effective Relationships
* Take Action


   Contact Janet Poole at ext. 222 for more details

Applications Being Accepted for Summer Internships

Last summer’s interns.


The JCL, the JCC and JFCS are offering paid summer internships for Jewish college students who have completed their freshman year. The stipend for each intern position will be $2,500 for nine weeks.  Organized activities within the Jewish community, career-directed programs and meeting with selected community leaders are all part of the program.


Applicants will be able to list organizational and department preferences, such as marketing and communications, business management, human resources and IT and will be able to select the position for which they wish to apply. Selection decisions will be based on the student’s academic background, experiences and quality of the application.


To request an application packet or to receive more information, contact Ellen Shapira at ext. 225 or [email protected] Applications must be submitted by April 3

Family Services

Let our caregivers serve your family’s in-home needs, whether it is for a few hours or 24/7. Our caring professionals provide comfort, socialization and the necessary assistance to maintain safety. It is our recipe for your peace of mind.
Menu Options:
* personal care and grooming
* ambulatory care
* meal planning and preparation
* eating assistance
* toilet/incontinence care
* light housekeeping, laundry
* transportation, errands and shopping
* medication reminders
* socialization and activity
* cognitive stimulation
 For more information or to schedule a free evaluation for services,
contact Lisa R. LaReau, 502.452.6341 ext 226 or [email protected]

Relationship Solutions
For Couples and Families
Communication trouble?

Child behavior problems?

Overwhelming life changes?

JFCS is conducting a weekly clinic for couples and families who have a need for counseling with a reduced fee schedule.

Tuesday evenings

Sessions available from 5-6 and 6-7 p.m.

$20 per session*

To schedule your appointment, contact
Kathryn Bentley Fetter
(502) 452-6341 ext. 240
and mention the
“Tuesday Night Clinic”
* Availability is limited.
Must meet income guidelines to qualify for reduced rate.
Appointments are required.
Other limitations may apply.

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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

12:30 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:
 Canned Fruit

Spaghetti & Sauce

Crackers & Cookies

Shampoo, Soap & 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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Louisville, KY 40205

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