Who we are
Jewish Family & Career Services (formerly known as Jewish Family & Vocational Service) is a non-profit comprehensive human services organization located in Louisville, Kentucky. JFCS was founded in 1908, and serves the entire community with programs focusing on family, work, education, older adults, immigrants and refugees.
To strengthen individual, family, work and community life, enhance self-sufficiency, and reflect the enduring values of Jewish tradition.
Our Guiding Principles
Our core values are defined by Tikkun Olam, making the world a better place, by:
- Offering services within a climate of caring, trust and respect for human dignity and diversity;
- Emphasizing an interdisciplinary approach that encompasses the ever-changing circumstances throughout one’s life;
- Committing to the highest quality service provided by skilled, compassionate professionals;
- Creating innovative programs that reflect the changing needs of the people and communities we serve;
- Seeking and valuing collaborative efforts in a spirit of inclusiveness and:
- Following the ethical and visionary leadership of our Board of Directors, dedicated staff, and compassionate volunteers.
JFCS was founded in 1908 as the Federation of Jewish Charities. Created to provide financial assistance and health care for immigrants from Eastern Europe, the Federation also regulated and coordinated activities of its constituent agencies and responded to local and national needs.
In 1917, the Federation of Jewish Charities became a founding member of the Louisville Federation of Social Agencies, now Metro United Way, and changed its name to the Jewish Welfare Federation. For a complete JFCS Historical Timeline click here.
In 2000, Jewish Family & Vocational Service moved into its own building at 3587 Dutchmans Lane (now renamed 2821 Klempner Way), Louisville Kentucky. This move was possible because of the generous contributions that were made during a 3-year capital campaign. During the campaign a substantial gift from the Louis & Lee Roth families, and the commitment from the Roth Family to help raise additional funds resulted in the naming of the building as the “Louis & Lee Roth Family Center.”
Meeting Room Rental at JFCS
From small classrooms to a large board room, JFCS has various sizes of rooms available for rental as a community meeting space. Click here for a PDF of detailed rental information.
2013-2014 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Debbie Friedman, President*
Sandi Friedson, Vice President*
Stephanie Mutchnick , Vice President*
Marty Margulis, Treasurer*
Mark S. Ament, Immediate Past President*
Marc Charnas, At-Large Member*
Jay Klempner, At-Large Member*
Peter Resnik, At-Large Member*
*Denotes Executive Committee
Dr. Laura Klein
Lowell Katz, M.D.
Marjorie B. Kohn
Jeffrey Weiss, M.D.
Shelton R. Weber
Rabbi David Ariel-Joel
Rabbi Avrohom Litvin
Rabbi Stanley Miles
Rabbi Joe Rooks Rapport
Rabbi Gaylia R. Rooks
Rabbi Robert Slosberg
Rabbi Joel Wasser
The JFCS Annual Meeting is held each June and is open to anyone in the community. Selected current and past clients speak about their experience with JFCS, an year-end report is given, and plan for the next year is proposed.
JFCS has more than 60 dynamic and informative presentations that can be tailored to the specific needs of your groups. JFCS is committed to bringing audiences presentations of substance that offer take-away value. Contact Beverly Bromley at (502)452-6341 ext. 223 for more information.
JFCS is proud to be associated with many outstanding organizations.
Click here to see our affiliations.
Jewish Family & Career Services has met the Better Business Bureau’s Wise Giving Alliance Standards. You can view the Better Business Bureau’s report on JFCS by clicking here.
JFCS IRS Form 990 is available for review at www.guidestar.org
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For a copy of JFCS’ HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) statement, please click here to download the Word Document.