JFCS News 12/23/11

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


Visit the first ever Canorah at JFCS
On December 18, a menorah made of canned goods (depicted above) was built in the JFCS lobby. Everyone is invited to come finish the Canorah and see it lit on Wednesday, December 28 at 4 p.m. All canned goods will be donated to the JFCS Food Pantry. The Canorah portion of the Family Mitzvah event is co-sponsored by Chabad of Kentucky.

Mitzvah Opportunities

Shabbos Friends Volunteers
Shabbos Friends volunteers are needed to visit just one nursing facility on the 1st or 3rd Friday of each month, to share the Sabbath blessings, fresh challah and spiritual joy with Jewish residents living there. Training and supplies provided. Contact Shelley Kahn at ext. 103 or skahn@jfcslouisville.org.

Help Share Your Expertise
Do you have a background in marketing, accounting, law or merchandizing that you might consider sharing with someone who is starting a new business?  JFCS microenterprise clients need your expertise.  Contact Shelley Kahn at ext. 103 or skahn@jfcslouisville.org.

JFCS Food Pantry Items Needed
Food Pantry suggestions for January – Coffee, tea, hot chocolate mix, vegetable juices, fruit juices. All donated food must be in its original packaging. Please do not donate expired items as they cannot be distributed. Contact Shelley Kahn at ext. 103 or skahn@jfcslouisville.org.

Volunteer Opportunities at JFCS
•    Looking for an individual who would be willing to visit a nursing home on the third Friday of each month to celebrate the Sabbath. The facility is in the Lyndon area. Training and all materials are provided.
•    Looking for a driver to pick up a challah order on the first Friday or the third Friday of the month at The Bakery on Bardstown Rd at 9 a.m. and bring the order to JFCS.
•    Looking for a woman to visit a senior woman once a month who is home alone in Middletown all weekdays.
•    Looking for a kind individual to make a monthly home visit to a senior man who needs some companionship.
•    Mentor a new business owner.
•    Drive one senior once a month to a doctor’s appointment.
•    Assist a retired teacher to finish typing his book.
Contact Shelley Kahn at ext. 103 or skahn@jfcslouisville.org.

Creating Families: Adoption Education

Parents in Process: A Workshop for Prospective Adoptive Parents
January 23 and 30, 7-9 p.m.
To register and get information about fees, please contact Judy Freundlich Tiell at ext. 224 or jftiell@jfcslouisville.org.

Adoption Fair
January 29, 1-4 p.m.
Brooklawn, 2125 Goldsmith Lane
The fair will include information on domestic, international and special needs adoptions, and will offer workshops on how to get started with the process. Event sponsored by WLKY-TV, Wednesday’s Child, and local adoption agencies.

Become a Sponsor
JFCS Fundraising Events need your support.                                                                     
May 17, 2012
Title Sponsor – Jewish Hospital HealthCare Services; Media Sponsor – WLKY 32 Honoring immigrants and refugees who are making a significant contribution in their profession and in our community. Contact Beverly Bromley, ext. 233 or bbromley@jfcslouisville.org to learn more about sponsorship and recognition..

Career Services

JFCS Employer Spotlight Series
JFCS welcomes special guests Kroger, January 19, 3:30 p.m.
Please join JFCS for these free events to learn the hiring process and what it’s like to work for these exciting guests. An HR representative will be presenting and answering your questions. To RSVP, contact Andrea Brown at ext. 334 or abrown@jfcslouisville.org.

Social Media in the Job Search
Get connected and develop a strategic online presence to boost your job search! Learn the basics of social media use in the job search, and how to develop a successful LinkedIn presence.
January 23 and February 20
Day Session 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Evening Session 5:30-6:30 p.m.
$10 registration and materials fee per class. Contact Jamie Goodpaster at ext. 323 or jgoodpaster@jfcslouisville.org.

Career Issues – Contact Bob Tiell at ext. 230 or btiell@jfsclouisville.org.

College Selection – Contact Ellen Shapira at ext. 225 or eshapira@jfcslouisville.org.  

Career Options for the 60+ Adult – Contact Andrea Wehrley at ext. 334 or awehrley@jfcslouisville.org.

Reminder:  Now Offering Wheelchair-Accessible Transportation!
JFCS has a wheelchair accessible vehicle.  A round trip fee is just $15. A one-time-only program assessment fee is $50. This service may be used for medical purposes or can be used for errands or more social needs. The service is available Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Find out more information by calling Mauri Malka at ext. 250 or mmalka@jfcslouisville.org.

Senior Concierge HomeCare

Do you or anyone you know need in-home care? Get started with a caregiver today!

JFCS care managers will work with you and your family to provide necessary support to maintain safety, comfort, peace of mind and the highest quality of life for seniors who wish to remain in  their home or alternative living situation.

• Personal care & grooming
• Meal planning and preparation
• Light housekeeping
• Laundry
• Medication reminders
• Socialization & activity
• Respite

Contact Mauri Malki, ext 250 or mmalka@jfcslouisville.org

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