Seasons Newsletter – September 2014



September 2014


Keep Up With JFCS – Calendar of Events
September 25 – Rosh Hashanah – JFCS closed
September 26 – Rosh Hashanah – JFCS closed
September 28 – LinkedIn Profile Workshop
September 29 – ACT Prep Workshop begins
October 6 – Improving Social Skills begins
                     (4th & 5th Grade Students)
October 6 – Job Search Resource Group begins
October 9 – Succoth – JFCS closed
October 10 – Succoth – JFCS closed
October 16 – Sh’mini Atzereth – JFCS closed
October 17 – Simchat Torah – JFCS closed

Shofar, apple and honeyShanah TovahWe wish you & your families a year filled with good health, happiness & peace.


At JFCS, each New Year brings the opportunities for clients to meet their goals, improve their lives and better manage the challenges of daily living. Through this we strengthen not only individuals and families but our whole community.


Judy Freundlich Tiell                        Debbie Friedman

Executive Director                            President, Board of Directors


Caregivers Survival


Monday, November 10

9:30 am – 3:00 pm

The Olmsted

Program is FREE for family caregivers

Lunch and snacks will be provided


Brenda Avadian, MA will be the featured speaker. Brenda began full-time caregiving in 1996, three years after her mother died, and her father was showing signs of dementia. She served as a pioneering voice for caregivers while she and her husband cared for her father with Alzheimer’s.

Brenda, an award-winning speaker, became a national spokesperson for family and professional caregivers and an author of nine books.

Family caregivers and professionals gain hope and strength during Brenda Avadian’s speeches and one-on-one coaching as she shares poignant recollections of her and other caregivers’ stories.

Brenda advocates the caregiving continuum, including support groups, geriatric assessment, educational sessions, in-home care, adult day care, elder law services, clinical studies, residential care, assisted living, and skilled nursing. Brenda helps families confidently and knowledgeably navigate a confusing maze of choices.

Registration is required. Contact Mauri Malka, Director of JFCS Klein Older Adult Services, at 502-452-6341 ext 250 or [email protected].


MOSAIC Nominations Are Now Open


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Nominations are now open for our MOSAIC Awards, which symbolize Multicultural Opportunities for Success and Achievement In our Community.


If you know a new or first-generation immigrant or refugee who is making a significant contribution in his or her profession and in our community, please let us know. The nomination deadline is November 1, and we have a convenient online submission form available here.


If you would like more information, or if you would like to help sponsor the 2015 MOSAIC Awards, please contact Beverly Bromley at (502) 452-6341 ext. 223 or[email protected].


Career and Education Services

Felt LinkedIn bannerLinkedIn Workshop
Create your profile or take your current profile to the next level
September 28

This 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.

The workshop will be held at JFCS from 2 to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 28. The cost for the course is $20. You may contact Janet Poole at 452-6341, ext. 222.

JFCS LogoACT Preparation Workshop
Eliminate anxiety and ace the test
Begins September 29

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. Classes meet from 7 to 9 p.m. at JFCS.

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.

Family Services

Klein Older Adult Services
Health Screenings & Flu Shots

Monday, October 20
Insurance and Medicare accepted,
otherwise shots are $25.
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Louis & Lee Roth Family Center

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 or [email protected] for information about the program.
To schedule a ride, contact Megan Haggard at (502) 452-6341 ext. 321 or [email protected]

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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

Fourth 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 Connie Austin, ext. 305, or Naomi Malka, ext. 249.

Diabetes Support Group

Third Monday of the month, 1 p.m.

Contact Lauren McGrath

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Groups

Third Monday of the month

12:45 p.m. at JFCS

Second Monday of the month

6 p.m. at JFCS beginning October 13

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.

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 tomatoes
Cold cereal
Canned fruit
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!