A Nonprofit, Comprehensive Human Services Organization in Louisville, KY

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The JFCS Board of Directors and staff welcomes our new CEO, Deb Frockt, in February.

Deb has a great amount of familiarity with our community, having grown up in Louisville. She has her B.A. and M.A degrees from Stanford University. She began her career at Actors Theatre before moving to Seattle, WA. In 2006, Deb began her association with Jewish communal organizations and in 2012, she became the Annual Giving Director at Seattle's Jewish Family Service, advancing to the executive team as its Director of Marketing & Communications. JFCS is fortunate to have found such a seasoned nonprofit executive with experience across human services, education, the arts and the Jewish community. As a strategic thinker and passionate advocate, she will ignite and inspire our clients, constituents, supporters, donors and funders to engage, participate and invest in JFCS.
10 Tips For Family Caregivers 
Featuring Elder Law Attorney Shari Polur 
February 20  5:30pm at JFCS
Elder Law Focuses on Issues That Affect Everyone as They Age

Elder Law Basics 
This program will help you understand the legal documents, planning and issues to consider when caring for an aging family member. Ms. Polur will share her knowledge and expertise to move you in the right direction and help you understand the legal planning you should have in place. 
Who Should Attend?
• Anyone over retirement age who has not developed a plan for aging in place 
• Anyone caring for an aging relative
This is your opportunity to get the legal details you need to know.   
Shari is the founder of Polur Elder Law, PLLC, concentrating exclusively in the areas of elder law and special needs law. She is active in the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and in the Kentucky Bar Association’s Elder Law Section. She was appointed by former Governor Steve Beshear to the Statewide Independent Living Council, serving as its Vice-Chair, and by Governor Matt Bevin to serve on the Kentucky Assistive Technology Loan Corporation’s Board of Directors. Ms. Polur is accredited by the Department of Veterans Affairs to serve as an attorney in assisting veterans and their families. She has been rated AV-Preeminent,the highest rating possible through Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings.

Contact Jessica : 322-1932

Presented by JFCS Klein Older Adult Services
Saturday, January 26 7:30pm
Standard Country Club 8208 Brownsboro Rd.

A relaxing evening of beautiful music, great friends, wine and desserts. Student Cantor Mike Jarvis will perform in concert with Cantor David Lipp and Cantor Sharon Hordes accompanied by pianist Louis Bailey.

FREE admission with your donation of three unexpired, shelf-stable items for the food pantry.

Contact Kim : 452-6341 ext. 103
Benefits the Sonny & Janet Meyer Family Food Pantry Fund
CAREER SERVICES
February 11–13 6–8pm at JFCS

The New Year, New Career development series will empower you to discover your strengths and how to use them to advance or relaunch your personal and professional brand in 2019. 

Whether you are an upcoming college graduate, a mid-career leader looking for a change, or nearing retirement age but not ready to stop working, this series is for you!

Monday, February 11  
Identify your top 5 strengths and understand how to use those strengths to advance your career.

Tuesday, February 12
Relaunching your brand in 2019

Wednesday, February 13 
Exclusive networking event 
“Appetizers and Careers”
Mix and mingle with business representatives 

$99 Phone Registration 
Contact Kendall : 322-1934
8 ACT Prep Classes
Begins March 4, 7-9pm at JFCS
  • Strategies to improve scores
  • One-on-one guidance
  • Reduces test anxiety
  • Simulated testing conditions
  • Convenient evening hours
  • Classes year-round

$200 Includes Book

Register or contact Kristi at 452-6341 ext. 257
SUPPORT GROUPS
Parents of Young Adults
In Interfaith Relationships
February 18, 7pm at JFCS

Open discussion about when your son or daughter enters a relationship with someone of a different faith. No judgments or perfect answers... just a place to share ideas and gain support in a safe environment.

Contact Diane at 452-6341 ext. 360
JFCS Offers a Variety of Free Support Groups
  • Adult Children of Aging Parents
  • Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group
  • Caregiver Support Group
  • Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
  • Parkinson's Caregiver Support Group
Learn about community resources and bring balance to your life. All meetings are held at the JFCS unless specified. Visit our website for details about upcoming sessions .
JFCS is concerned for families who are adversely affected by the federal government shutdown. The longer the shutdown goes on, there is likely to be greater financial and emotional stress. In addition to federal workers, those relying on SNAP (food stamps), tax refunds, or other federal benefits may be unable to receive these to make ends meet.
 
JFCS is here to help. We can provide supplemental groceries, and our family counselors and career specialists can offer emotional support and career guidance to those who are affected by the shutdown. We also can help navigate additional community resources. Please contact us by calling 502-452-6341.
OLDER ADULT SERVICES
Take a Joy!Ride with PALS

Jewish seniors over 60 can schedule a Joy!Ride to attend Jewish cultural and religious events, even on weekends!

Passport Around Louisville Services takes you to weekday tasks like medical appointments and grocery shopping.


Contact Aaron at 452-6341 ext. 301
JFCS Senior Concierge
Senior Concierge HomeCare

When you're looking for in-home care for mom and dad, Senior Concierge HomeCare has the recipe for success!

  • Personal care
  • Meal planning and preparation
  • Transportation
  • Light housekeeping and more

Are You a PAL?

The JFCS Klein Older Adult Services Passport Around Louisville Service (PALS) is seeking responsible volunteer drivers who would transport senior clients to a doctor’s appointment, personal care appointment, social event, or organizational meeting.  

Commitment of one hour per week or month. Will require a background screening through the JFCS volunteer coordinator. To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Kim at 452-6341 ext. 301

WAYS TO SUPPORT JFCS
Food Pantry Needs

Canned Hearty Soups | Canned Fruit
Canned Hearty Meals | Coffee | Tea
Paper Towels | Toilet Paper

Drop items at JFCS or local synagogue. Food in original packaging before expiration date. Monetary donations also may be made to the Sonny & Janet Meyer Family Food Pantry Fund.

Contact  Kim at 452-6341 ext. 103
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You can help JFCS continue caring for those in need by making a financial contribution right now!

502-452-6341
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