Seasons Newsletter March 2015

March 2015

Jewish Family & Career Services


Our thanks to the Event Committee:  Dr. Diane Tobin and previous honoree, Claudia Peralta-Mudd, are the event co-chairs.  The event committee includes Jeani Bryant, Lynn Cooper, Cindy Daunhauer, Harsha Dronaway, Jane Emke, Debbie Friedman, Jan Glaubinger, Rachel Greenberg, Janet Hodes, Laura Klein, Nancy Laird, Jessica Loving, Melissa Mershon, Carla Bass Miller, Stephanie Mutchnick, Maxine Rouben, Beth Salamon, and Stephi Wolff.

For reservations, contact Beverly Bromley, JFCS Director of Development, at 502.452.6341, ext. 223 or [email protected]

This year’s honorees are:


Our thanks to more than 100 people who attended the JFCS night at the Village Anchor on March 8. Ten percent of our diners’ tickets were donated to JFCS. Lots of fun and fellowship. 

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 Program


Helping hands make our world a nicer place to be,

sharing smiles and working collaboratively.

We just wanted to show our appreciation,

for the time you give to our organization!



Please join us for the JFCS

Volunteer Appreciation Party

Fun, Food & Drinks

Wednesday, April 22

5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Home of Dr. Jonathan & Janet Hodes

201 Loganberry Court

Mockingbird Gardens

RSVP:  Beverly Bromley

452-6341, ext 223

[email protected]





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.

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.

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.

 Wednesday April 1

* Explore Entrepreneurial Spirit

* Discover Your Talents

* Develop Your Talents

Thursday April 2

* Direct Your Talents

* Build Effective Relationships

* Take Action

Class fee is $65.00 and price includes the ESF assessment.

To Register Contact: Janet Poole @  ext. 222 or [email protected]

Employment Search Jumpstart
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.
Begins Monday, April 20
Jumpstart 1: 10 – 12 noon
Jumpstart 2: 6 – 8 p.m.
JFCS, 2821 Klempner Way
Additional sessions will be held on 

05/04/15 &
Sessions cover these topics:
* Developing a Strategic Job Search
* The Accomplishment-Driven Resume
* Networking: The Art of Making Contacts
* Mastering the Interview
* Negotiations and Acceptance
* LinkedIn
* Moving Forward
There is a one-time materials fee of $20.
To Register Contact: Janet Poole @  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]

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:

Cookies, crackers
Cold cereal
Canned potatoes
Canned mixed vegetables
Canned beets and spinach
Kosher for Passover items

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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