JFCS will be closed January 19th in observance of the MLK holiday.
A breakfast buffet for dinner and bingo fun, too!
Eggs-actly what you need in dreary February. Take a break from the daily grind and join friends to toast the beginning of a fresh-squeezed year of
promise for JFCS cream of the crop programs, volunteers and clients.
Sunday February 8
5 – 7 p.m. at JFCS
Bring a can of food for the breakfast buffet
Bingo cards – one can of food per card
Raffle – $2 per chance for a basket of goodies
SUNDAY, MARCH 8, 2015
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.
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 us for this three-part learning experience conducted by:
Derrick Jack – Gallup Certified Strengths Coach with Jack Fundamentals
Bob Tiell – Director of Career Services & Workforce Development with JFCS
January 27 – 29, 6 – 8 p.m.
* Explore Entrepreneurial Spirit
* Discover Your Talents
* Develop Your Talents
* Direct Your Talents
* Build Effective Relationships
* Take Action
Take the Gallup Entrepreneurial Strengths Finder to help you identify your entrepreneurial talents.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.
Registration Fee: $65 – includes cost of Gallup Entrepreneurial Strengths Finder
Employment Search Jumpstart Workshops
Four-Session Workshop Series
Employment Search Jumpstart is designed for unemployed, underemployed and even employed folks who need a quick effective upgrade or acceleration of their employment search and who have other day-time commitments.
Our Career & Workforce Development Division and Director Bob Tiell can be reached at
ext. 230 or [email protected].
“Employment Search Jumpstart” Dates:
Monday, January 26, 2015
Monday, February 2, 2015
Monday, February 9, 2015
Monday, February 16, 2015
Developing a Strategic Job Search: Nuts & Bolts
Employer Research & Job Lead Generation
Networking, Social Media & Negotiations
Mock Interviews & Resume Reviews
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Fee: $20 for the entire workshop cycle
To register for the workshop, contact Janet Poole
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
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.
|* 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,
JFCS will be participating in the annual
January 25, 2015
1 – 4 p.m.
University of Louisville Shelby Campus
If you are thinking about expanding your family,
This event will provide information about:
- The process of Adoption
- American & International Adoptions
- Foster Care Options
Wednesday’s Child, Inc.
Local Adoption Agencies
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.
For Couples and Families
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.
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.
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:
Individual snack bars and juice boxes for snack bags
Canned peaches, pears, mandarin oranges, pineapple and fruit cocktail
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!