Seasons Newsletter – June 2014

June 2014


Are you ready for the Challenge?

The Eleventh Annual Republic Bank Players Challenge will be Monday, June 23, at The Standard Club. Join us for a fun-filled day of golf, tennis, bridge, canasta and mahjong!

This year’s event includes some new and exciting features such as a professional golf clinic with Nick Barth and a mahjong tournament. Learn more about the schedule of events and register online now.

We continue to gather terrific silent auction items which include: two days of golf for two people at the Pete Dye and Donald Ross courses and an overnight stay at the West Baden Springs Hotel, a one-hour ride in the UPS Flight Simulator for four persons, a Marvin Finn Rooster, a 5-night stay in a private cottage in the North Carolina mountains, an ultimate pro sports fan getaway, and many more.

Proceeds from the event will provide:

Scholarships for families in need for membership and summer camp at the JCC. More than $75,000 was granted last year for scholarships to 134 families.
700 hours of subsidized counseling at JFCS for families who are seeking services to ensure that they can strengthen their lives, remain self-sufficient, independent, and provide structure and security for their children. More than 2,400 individuals and families benefitted last year.

Players may register online or by calling JFCS at 452-6341. Golf and tennis players should ask for Kathryn Bentley, ext. 240. Bridge, canasta and mahjong players may speak with Beverly Bromley, ext. 223.

2014 MOSAIC Awards
Our biggest crowd ever!
May 22, 2014

The 2014 MOSAIC Awards on May 22 drew the largest crowd in the event’s history. We are very grateful to all who volunteered, donated and otherwise helped to make the evening such a great success.

To see more photos, visit our blog.

Financial and Asset-Building Fair
Learn about your financial options
June 17, 2014

Learn how to protect and grow your assets with this free fair at JFCS on Tuesday, June 17, from 4 to 8 p.m.

Topics will include career, education, small business and home ownership. For more information, contact Caitlyn Sydnor or Zoe Jackson at 452-6341, ext. 116.

Pizza for the Pantry
A tasty way to give back
August 17, 2014

Join us at Wick’s on Goose Creek for pizza and fun on Sunday, August 17, from noon to 2 p.m. We will serve cheese and veggie pizza and soft drinks (dine in only).

This event supports hungry individuals and families through the JFCS Food Pantry and the Sonny & Janet Meyer Family Food Pantry Fund, which are both vital services working hand-in-hand to help our community.

One in seven Kentuckians rely on a food bank to provide or supplement the food in their households. Of those who visit food pantries, more than a third have had to choose between buying food and paying utility bills. Your generosity helps them to eliminate those hard decisions and focus on what is best for their families.

Tickets for adults are $7 in advance or $8 at the door. Children ages 4 to 12 are only $5. Ages 3 and under eat free.

To increase your impact, please bring a canned or nonperishable item for the JFCS Food Pantry.

For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Kim Toebbe at 452-6341 ext. 103.

Family Services

Shabbos Friends Needed
Help bring the beauty of Shabbat to Jewish seniors

The Doris L. & Theodore B. Meyers Shabbos Friends Program needs volunteers who can offer one hour on the third Friday of each month. This is the perfect mitzvah for a family, a retiree, or anyone who has the time to participate.

Shabbos Friends visit senior living centers one Friday afternoon each month to celebrate Shabbat with Jewish residents. These residents welcome the opportunity to share Shabbat traditions with new friends. “I forget I am Jewish until you come,” said one resident.

Many of our volunteers take their children or grandchildren along and welcome the residents as honorary bubbies and zaides in their families. Many deep and meaningful friendships have been forged between volunteers and residents through this program.

Volunteers are needed to visit these locations:

• Golden Living/Hillcreek – 3116 Breckenridge Lane (40220)
• Magnolia Springs East – 13600 LaGrange Road (40245)
• Springhurst Pines – 3101 N Hurstbourne Parkway (40241)
• Meadowview – 9701 Whipps Mill Road (40223)

JFCS provides challah, electric candles, juice, cups and prayers to all volunteers. If you would like to help, please contact Kim Toebbe at 452-6341, ext. 103.


Career and Education Services

Employment Search Jumpstart
Improve your job search
Begins June 16, 2014

This four-week workshop can give your job search quick, effective upgrade. Topics include strategy, networking, interviews, social media and more. Sessions meet at JFCS each Monday from 5:45 to 7:45 p.m.

There is a one-time materials fee of $10 for the entire workshop cycle. To register, contact Janet Poole at 452-6341, ext. 222, or register online now.

LinkedIn Workshop
Take your profile to the next level
June 25 and July 2, 2014

This two-part workshop will help you build confidence with online networking. Learn how LinkedIn factors into job search and how it can improve your professional brand and business exposure. You will walk away with your own personalized LinkedIn profile featuring a professional photo.

Sessions will be held at JFCS from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 5, and Wednesday, July 2. The cost for the course is $20. You may register online or contact Janet Poole at 452-6341, ext. 222.

ACT Preparation Workshop
Eliminate anxiety and ace the test
Begins July 7, 2014

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


JFCS Food Pantry

JFCS Food Pantry Needs

This month, we are in special need of the following items:

Toilet paper
Chunky soups
Dried beans (one-pound bags)

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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