Seasons Newsletter January 2015

January 2015

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


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.
Evening One
* Explore Entrepreneurial Spirit
* Discover Your Talents
Evening Two
* Develop Your Talents
* Direct Your Talents
Evening Three
* 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

To register, contact Janet Poole at ext. 222.

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
Board Room
Board Room
Classroom I
Board Room

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
at ext. 222 or [email protected]

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]

JFCS will be participating in the annual 
Adoption Fair 
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

 Sponsored by


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.

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:

Pudding cups

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!
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