JFCS 05/14/10 News

Jewish Family & Career Services
For Every Season Of Your Life
Louis & Lee Roth Family Center
2821 Klempner Way
Louisville, KY 40205
(502) 452-6341, (502) 452-6718 fax

What’s New

Career Services Offers Employment Information Session
An Employment Information Session will be held at JFCS on Wednesday, June 2, from 12-1 p.m. Topics will include career development, job search and job placement. Bring a brown bag lunch.
For more information contact Jamie Goodpaster, job development and placement specialist, ext. 313 or jgoodpaster@jfcslouisville.org

Bring Food to KlezmerFest 2010
Temple Shalom’s KlezmerFest is May16 from 1-4 p.m. Participants are asked to please bring food donations for the JFCS Food Pantry. For more information please contact Temple Shalom at 458-4739.

Hold the Date
The Farmer’s Market at Jewish Family & Career Services will open for the season on Sun., May 23, from 12:30-4:30 p.m.

Speed Job Interviews
JFCS will host “Speed Job Interviews;” Wednesday, June 16, from 3:30-5 p.m. Job seekers will have a three minute face-to-face interview with corporate recruiters from 10 local companies. A pre-event coaching session, “Using Your 3 Minutes Wisely,” will be provided to registrants on Monday, June 14 from 4-5:30 p.m. for a $5 registration and materials fee. Registration is limited. Contact Jamie Goodpaster 452-6341 ext. 313 or jgoodpaster@jfcslouisville.org for more information.

Sign-up for the Golf Fundraiser
The Republic Bank Golf Challenge at Chariot Run, benefiting JFCS and the JCL is June 21. Lunch and dinner provided, lots of prizes and a silent auction. $250 per golfer. Sponsorships available. RSVP to Sally Hollingsworth, ext. 240.

Save the Date – June 22
JFCS Annual Meeting and Volunteer Appreciation will be June 22, 7:30 p.m., at the Roth Family Center. Desserts served.

Mitzvah Opportunities

JFCS Food Pantry Needs Food
Food Pantry items needed for May are potato chips, brownie and cake mixes, crackers, fruit juices and teas.

Volunteer Opportunities

For more information, or to offer your time, please contact Shelley at ext. 103 or skahn@jfcslouisville.org.

Basket of Blessings Coordinators
One champion needed at each synagogue to promote the use of these centerpieces. Rental fees benefit the Sonny & Janet Meyer Family Food Pantry.

College Researcher
Investigate Internet sites that deal with college search and financial aid/scholarship information. This is a perfect volunteer opportunity to do from home. Training will be provided by JFCS staff.

Job Coaches Needed
Work closely with individuals providing job readiness coaching, but not limited to interview preparation and follow-up, resume review, soft skill orientation, proper attire hints and possibly provide transportation to Dress For Success or First Impressions. Average hours per month: 1-5. Training will be provided by a JFCS staff member.

PALS Drivers Needed
Make a huge difference in the life of a senior. Drive “one ride” a month with the PALS program. JFCS will work with your schedule. For more information or to offer your time, please contact Shelley at ext. 103 or skahn@jfcslouisville.org.

Children’s Therapy Play Room Manager and Committee
JFCS is looking for people to assist the counseling staff in creating a vision for the therapeutic playroom and help maintain it on a regular basis. If you are organized and enjoy shopping please contact us.

Test Scorer
JFCS’ core career and college assessment services typically involve various tools that require scoring. For the right person, this is an opportunity to familiarize oneself with the career-testing field. Training will be provided by JFCS staff.

Volunteer Gardener
If you like being outside and love to weed and freshen up landscaped beds, JFCS has weeds for you. Help maintain JFCS’ current environment. Staff will be available for guidance and direction.

Volunteer Painters
A great group project! The outdoor benches need a new coat of wood sealer. All products will be provided. Staff will be available for supervision.

Help mentor multicultural clients who are ready to open a new microenterprise business. Commitment: 1-5 hours.

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Highlighted Services

Options for the Mature Worker
JFCS provides free career counseling for adults 60 and over who are contemplating changing careers, exploring post-retirement careers or need help with basic job search skills. To make an appointment or for more information, contact Ellen Shapira at ext. 225.

Senior Concierge Service
Through this program, a care manager works with older adults and family members to provide the needed support to maintain safety, comfort and peace of mind. Services include personal care and grooming, meal planning and preparation, light housekeeping, laundry, medication reminders, socialization and activity and respite. JFCS Older Adult Counselors evaluate and monitor the plan for care and communicate with the family. Whether it’s 24/7 care or just a few hours a week, JFCS’ dedicated caregivers provide the quality of service you deserve. Contact Mauri Malka at ext. 250 for an appointment.

Affordable Homecare for Seniors
The JFCS Homecare Opportunities Program (HOP), funded by a grant from the Weinberg Foundation, can provide non-medical homecare aides for seniors at a reduced cost. To see if you qualify, contact Mauri Malka at ext. 250 or Helen Hord at ext. 226.

Affordable Transportation for Senior Adults
Passport Around Louisville Service (PALS) assists senior adults in need of transportation or help with general errands. To schedule a driver, contact Shelley Kahn at ext. 103.

Anonymous Help Phone Line
The Klempner Center provides preventative educational programs for children and teens and community educational seminars and workshops on topics related to addictions. An anonymous phone line has been established for the Jewish community that is answered by a Jewish person in a 12-step recovery program. This person will direct you to a program that provides help. Call 727-9287 and leave a message. Your phone call will be returned quickly, and you can get help for yourself or a loved one. Jews in the community do have problems with alcoholism, drug abuse, overeating, gambling and other addictions. Jews in the community also are members of 12-step recovery programs. To get help, call the number above.

Support Groups and Workshops

Learn Job Search Skills ­– Job Seekers Resource Group
The Job Seekers Resource Group will meet on Fridays, through June 11, from 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Participants can learn basic job search skills from an experienced career advisor. There is a $10 one-time materials fee. For more information contact Jamie Goodpaster ext. 313.

Caregiver Support Groups
Caregiver support groups help adult children of aging parents learn about community resources and ways to balance their needs with those of aging relatives. One group meets at JFCS every fourth Thursday at 7 p.m. Contact Mauri Malka at ext. 250.

Grandparent/Relative Caregiver Resource Groups
A support group for anyone raising grandchildren or other relatives meets at Cochran Elementary, 500 W. Gaulbert St., every fourth Thursday for a meal at 5:30 p.m., followed by a group meeting at 6 p.m. Childcare is available. Call Jo Ann Kalb at ext. 335 to RSVP for childcare and meal.
Another support group for anyone raising grandchildren or other relatives meets at JFCS, every third Monday at 2 p.m. Call Jo Ann Kalb at ext. 335 to RSVP or if you need further information.

Diabetes Support Group
Individuals with diabetes can talk about living with this chronic condition and share the ways they cope. The Diabetes Support Group meets the third Monday of each month at 1:30 p.m. Contact Judith Cumbler at ext. 231.

Financial Literacy Coaching
Take charge of your personal finances and live within your means. Counselors will help you make sound financial decisions at every stage of your life, from childhood to retirement. For more information, contact Judith Cumbler at ext. 231.

Post Divorce Support Group
When your life gets turned upside down by a major life-changing event, such as a divorce, you find yourself in need of a new life plan. Post Divorce is a new beginning. If you would like to join this new support group, please contact Judith Cumbler at ext. 231.

Emergency Financial Needs

General Help
Food Pantry – providing perishable and non-perishable foods and Kroger gift cards, funded in part by the Sonny and Janet Meyer Family Food Pantry Fund. One-time emergency financial assistance (limited availability). JFCS counselors will meet with you to explore resources that may be of help. Help with payments for non-medical home care, prescriptions, assistive devices, transportation or medically required foods for seniors.

Unemployment Help at JFCS
If you have concerns about your job or are unemployed, contact JFCS and join the Job Seekers Resource group or drop in to the KentuckianaWorks One-Stop Job Resource Center that is open on Mondays and Tuesdays from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. at JFCS. For more information about the One-Stop, call Tiffany Roberts at 322-1937.

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