Week of April 24, 2017

Date Event Location Contact
Children & Adolescents

1:30-3pm

Children & Adolescents

A group for parents, grandparents, nannies, and children aged newborn until the 5th birthday which offers an opportunity to:

  • Meet others with young children
  • Get away from feeling "cooped up" and "isolated"
  • Share experiences, ideas, and concerns with others and staff whose skills are in family and child development
  • Discuss developmental issues and watch them unfold as children play

Join any time during the year.  Please call first to register.

Children & Adolescents

Virginia Frank Child Development Center
3033 W. Touhy Ave.
Chicago, IL 60645
United States

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Children & Adolescents
Joanne Kestnbaum, LCSW
Counseling & Psychological Services

6-8 pm

Counseling & Psychological Services

This program will give participants the tools and understanding they need to take control of their money. We will learn to track income and expenses, plan for future spending, create plans to deal with debt and learn how to afford the things that really give us joy.

No prior financial knowledge required.

Presented by: Sheryl Kosovski

Fee: No fee, but participants will need to purchase a subscription to the budgeting software we will use in the class (software subscriptions are $9/month or $97/year).

Counseling & Psychological Services

Jewish Child & Family Services
Goldie Bachmann Luftig Building
5150 Golf Rd.
Skokie, IL 60077
United States

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Counseling & Psychological Services
Sheryl Kosovski
sherylkosovski@jcfs.org
Camps & Social Recreation
Children & Adolescents

6-7pm

Camps & Social Recreation
Children & Adolescents

Group Firefly uses a fun and engaging activity-based approach for teaching and practicing Michelle Garcia Winner's Social Thinking(R) approach. This group, for children 8-15 years of age, allows for hands-on learning using play, expressive arts, and discussion.  Topics that have been covered include: self-esteem building, how to initiate a conversation, feelings identification, social media, bullying, and perspective-taking.

Parent collaboration is emphasized. Groups are divided by age and level of functioning.

Camps & Social Recreation
Children & Adolescents

Elaine Kersten Children's Center
255 Revere Dr.
Suite 200
Northbrook, IL 60062
United States

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Camps & Social Recreation
Children & Adolescents
Alissa Rotblatt
alissarotblatt@jcfs.org
Support Groups

10:30am-noon

Support Groups

The loss of a spouse or partner can be life changing, especially as you face the future without your loved one. Learn what to expect from your grief; adapt to role changes: gain support from others in the same situation; learn coping skills and navigate relationships in your new status. For those with a loss over the past year and a half.

$120 for the series (adjustable)

Registration required (no longer open after second group meeting)

Support Groups
Support Groups
Elizabeth Siegel Cohen, LCSW
ElizabethCohen@jcfs.org
JVS Chicago

1-2:30pm

JVS Chicago

C.O.R.E. is a required interactive 90 minute group session for all clients who have completed an intake through the JVS access number only.   If you have not done so, please call 855.INFO.JVS (855.463.6587) and speak to an intake counselor before attending C.O.R.E.

DO NOT BE LATE! Late arrivals for the C.O.R.E. group will be not be allowed in, no exceptions.

JVS Chicago

5150 Golf Rd
Skokie, IL 60077
United States

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JVS Chicago
JVS Chicago

9:30-11am

JVS Chicago

C.O.R.E. is a required interactive 90 minute group session for all clients who have completed an intake through the JVS access number only.   If you have not done so, please call 855.INFO.JVS (855.463.6587) and speak to an intake counselor before attending C.O.R.E.

DO NOT BE LATE! Late arrivals for the C.O.R.E. group will be not be allowed in, no exceptions.

JVS Chicago
JVS Chicago
Jewish Community Programs

10-12pm

Jewish Community Programs

Russian Tea Time

An ongoing group for Russian-speaking Holocaust survivors to discuss the challenges of aging, politics, current events, news from Israel and Russia, family celebrations and more.

Jewish Community Programs

Wheeling Pavilion Senior Center
199 N. 1st St.
Wheeling, IL 60090
United States

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Jewish Community Programs
Maya Gumirov, MACC, NCCC, LPC
Jewish Community Programs
Support Groups

10:30am

Jewish Community Programs
Support Groups

Co-Sponsored by the Lauri S. Bauer Foundation for Sudden Loss In this introductory workshop we will learn practical, accessible Jewish mindfulness practices for helping us work with difficult times in life--such as bereavement, illness and other experiences of loss, fear and pain. Together, and with a contemplative framing, we will discuss texts that open up Jewish wisdom for supporting us as we live in the midst of challenge.

Jewish Community Programs
Support Groups

Abe & Ida Cooper Center
6639 N. Kedzie
Chicago, IL 60645
United States

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Jewish Community Programs
Support Groups
Elizabeth Siegel Cohen, LCSW
ElizabethCohen@jcfs.org
Support Groups

7:30pm

Support Groups

An evening of Socialization and support. Open to Jewish women who have experienced infertility, miscarriage or a stillborn birth. The evening will include Sushi and social time then breaking into professionally led support groups.

Free of charge.  Pre-registration is appreciated, but not required.  Subsequent meetings once a month.

Support Groups

Abe and Ida Cooper Center
6639 N. Kedzie
Chicago, IL 60645
United States

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Support Groups
Marsha Raynes
marsharaynes@jcfs.org