JFCS News 06/17/11

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

Unlock Your Potential: Visit “The Career Gateway”
The Career Gateway is a way to access online tools, resources and leads that help you be more successful in finding and securing employment. You’ll learn about career opportunities, find training programs and link to resources that will help you navigate the hidden job market, and much, much more. To access The Career Gateway visit www.gatewaytocareers.com or contact Myra Campbell mcampbell@jfcslouisville.org


Save the Date

Flapjack Fundraiser
The third annual Flapjack Fundraiser is scheduled for Sunday, August 7, at 8 a.m. at Applebee’s, 2225 Taylorsville Road. Proceeds from this fundraiser benefit the Sonny & Janet Meyer Family Food Pantry Fund.

Republic Bank Golf Challenge
Monday, June 27, is the date for this fun-filled golf outing at the new location – Standard Country Club. A great silent auction and lunch and dinner are included. Tickets are $250 per golfer. Spon-sorships are still available at all levels.

New this year, in addition to the golf…

You’ll Love Tennis! – During the golf challenge at Standard, there will be a Tennis Tournament from 2–5 p.m. It will be a mixed doubles, round robin format for 3.0 or below and 3.5 or above.  Register as an individual or as a doubles team. The $60/person cost includes dinner.

Seven No Trump! – During the golf challenge at Standard, there will be a Duplicate Bridge Tournament from 1–5 p.m.  Grab your favorite bridge partner and register. The cost is $25/person; $35/person if you want dinner.
Registrations for all events are due by June 15.  For more information, contact Sally Hollingsworth at ext. 240.  All events benefit JFCS and the JCC.


Senior Concierge Homecare
The program provides seniors with a care manager who works with the older adult 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 will communicate conditions with the family.  Whether it’s 24/7 care or just a few hours a week, our dedicated caregivers provide the quality of service you deserve.  Contact Mauri Malka at ext. 250 for an appointment.

Confused About Career Issues?
If you have a question about your career or need assistance regarding career choices, contact Bob Tiell, Director of Career Services, at JFCS btiell@jfcslouisville.org or ext. 230.

College Selection
If you need help with choosing a college, choosing a college major or assistance with finding scholarships, call Ellen Shapira at JFCS, eshapira@jfcslouisville.org or ext. 225.

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. For more information, contact Andrea Wehrley at awehrley@jfcslouisville.org or ext. 334.


Mitzvah/Volunteer Opportunities

To volunteer, contact Shelley Kahn at ext. 103

Volunteer for the JFCS/JCL Golf /Tennis/Bridge Tournament
Volunteers are needed for the JFCS/JCL Golf /Tennis/Bridge Tournament on Monday, June 27, at the Standard Country Club on Old Brownsboro Rd. There are several inside/air conditioned volunteer positions. Contact Shelley Kahn for more details at ext. 103.

JFCS Food Pantry Items Needed
Food Pantry suggestions for June are pastas, spaghetti sauce, canned chicken, and tomato products such as paste, diced, whole and stewed. All donated food must be in its original packaging. Please do not donate expired items. Expired items cannot be distributed.

Provide Your History for Future Generations
Would you like to be interviewed by a JFCS Oral History volunteer in order to archive your history for future generations? To qualify you must be Jewish and over 60 years old. This is a free program. The interview includes only 20 questions, and the final typed history will be sent to you to share with your children and grandchildren.

Shabbos Friends Program Helper
Do you have one hour on the 3rd Friday of each month, from 9:30-10:30 a.m. to help organize the outreach bags for the Shabbos Friends program? Training will be provided. What an easy and touching way to give back to the Jewish Community and local Jewish Seniors. Shabbos Friends is an outreach program where trained volunteers visit Jewish Seniors living in local assisted living facilities and nursing homes. An assistant is needed to get bags of challah and grape juice ready for volunteers to pick up later that same day.

Share Your Expertise
Do you have a background in marketing, accounting, the law or in merchandizing that you might consider sharing with someone who is starting a new business?? Our Micro-enterprise clients need your expertise. This is a one hour commitment twice a year. You can make a huge difference by sharing your knowledge with one of JFCS’ clients.

Senior Companionship – Be a Friendly Visitor
Many of JFCS’ senior clients live very socially isolated lives. In some cases, the only other voice she/he might hear will be the sound of the television all week. Would you consider becoming a Friendly Visitor – bringing companionship to someone who needs a friend? This twice a month commitment can truly change the life of a senior.

Help Maintain JFCS Landscape
Great Group or Family Activity: Do you enjoy gardening or doing minor landscaping work? Help maintain JFCS’ landscape just a few hours each month. All materials will be provided.

Support Groups and Workshops

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.

A.C.T. Preparation Workshop
A.C.T. Preparation Workshop classes will meet Mondays and Tuesdays, July 11–August 2 for eight sessions from 7-9 p.m. at Jewish Family and Career Services (JFCS).  The workshop fee is $170 and includes two textbooks. For more information and to register, call Janet Poole at ext. 222.

S.A.T – P.S.A.T. Prep Workshop
S.A.T. – P.S.A.T. Preparation Workshop classes will meet Mondays and Tuesdays, August 22–September 20 (except September 5 and 6) from 7-9 p.m. at Jewish Family and Career Services (JFCS).  The workshop fee is $170 and includes two textbooks. For more information and to register, call Janet Poole at ext. 222.

Job Seekers Resource Group
The Job Seekers Resource Group will meet on Monday, June 6 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 Andrea Wehrley at ext. 334.

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.

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 Jenny Schinke ext. 307.

Grandparent/Relative Caregiver Resource Groups
A 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.

Start a New Career in Healthcare as a Home Care Aide!
JFCS is seeking persons interested in entering the Healthcare field. Interested participants will receive training to become a non-medical Home Care Aide who can perform homemaking tasks and personal care for older adults.
This Employment Training Program consists of 40 hours of paid classroom training and 8 weeks of paid on-the-job training. Case management services will be available throughout the training program to identify and resolve work-related issues that may hinder successful employment, career planning and job placement. Ongoing quarterly advisement will continue from the case manager following job placement to assist with career laddering. For more information, please contact Helen Hord at 452-6341, ext. 226.

Multicultural Services Classes for Refugees and Immigrants
For refugees and immigrants interested in micro-business and career planning and development.
For more information, contact Gary Liebert, 452-6341 ext 154.

Choosing an Idea
This workshop helps you decide what kind of business to start and how to test the feasibility of a business idea. Participants completing this class will possess the tools and resources to research the viability of a business idea and complete a feasibility study. Meet on June 21 at 4 p.m. at JFCS, 2821 Klempner Way.
To register for a workshop, contact Gary Liebert at 452-6341, ext. 154.

Are You Ready?
This workshop helps you learn about what it takes to run your own business. Participants will leave this class knowing whether entrepreneurship is a good personal fit. Meet on June 21 at 5 p.m. at JFCS, 2821, Klempner Way.

To register for a workshop, contact Gary Liebert at 452-6341, ext. 154.

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