JFCS: New Name and New Address

[Archived from January 23, 2009]

[by Phyllis Shaikun]

In November, Jewish Family & Vocational Services’ Board of Directors unanimously approved a name change for the agency to Jewish Family & Career Services effective January 1, 2009.

“Our Career Services Division adopted the change from vocational to career long ago,” commented Bob Tiell, director of career services. “We did so because the term career is much more inclusive of what goes on in our service delivery and the kinds of clients and populations we see. Career includes, but is not limited to, the vocational and training realm and incorporates the much larger career planning, employer services and workforce development mission JFCS embraces.”

The organization also has adopted a new logo designed by Baach Creative Services that shows a bent tree with multicolored leaves. Historically, Indians would bend trees to mark their pathways just as JFCS helps people find their way through life. A bent tree provides protection and shelter, just as JFCS offers a place for people to come when they need respite or direction in life. JFCS is there to help in “every season of your life.”

In addition, JFCS is changing its address to 2821 Klempner Way to honor Irv Klempner and his family for their generous contribution to the JFCS endowment campaign. The web site address also is changing to www.jfcslouisville.org and staff email addresses have changed, utilizing the person’s first initial and last name followed by @jfcslouisville.org. If you email staff on a regular basis, you will need to update your address book.

Call JFCS at 452-6341 for further information.

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