Support Groups

Jewish Child & Family Services offers a full calendar of events, trainings, lectures and presentations, support groups, volunteer opportunities, and other programs each month.

From education, information, and support to social opportunities and volunteering, there’s always a lot going on. Check our calendar often to see what new events have been added.

For more information, please contact the individual whose name is listed with an event on our calendar, or call 855.275.5237 (855.ASK.JCFS).

Date Event Location Contact
Support Groups

10:30am-Noon

Support Groups

The loss of a spouse or partner can be life-changing, especially as you face the "golden" years alone. Hand in Hand is a 6-week support group for those who have experienced the death of their spouse over the past year-and-a-half.

Learn what to expect from your grief and how to adapt to role changes, as well as learn coping skills, navigate relationships, and develop the new normal. For those with a loss over the past year-and-a-half.

Support Groups

North Suburban Synagogue Beth El
1175 Sheridan Road
Highland Park, IL 60035
United States

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Support Groups
Elizabeth Siegel Cohen, LCSW, FT
847.745.5404
Support Groups

Mondays, 6:30-8:30pm

Support Groups

For those who are grieving the death of their spouse or partner within the past two years, this group will focus on the issues facing younger spouses including taking on new roles, self-care, coping skills, parenting and getting support. Dinner will be provided before the group. Childcare is available.

Co-Sponsored by the Lauri S. Bauer Foundation for Sudden Loss and The Jewish Healing Network of Chicago.

Support Groups

Elaine Kersten Children's Center
255 Revere Drive
Northbrook, IL 60062
United States

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Support Groups
Elizabeth Siegel Cohen, LCSW, FT
847.745.5404
Support Groups

1:30-3pm

Support Groups

The Get Together is a group for parents, grandparents, caregivers and children ages newborn until the 5th birthday which offers an opportunity to:

Support Groups

Virgina Frank Child Development Center
6639 N Kedzie Ave
Chicago, IL 60645
United States

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Support Groups
Mollie Reed
773.765.3100
Support Groups

10:30am-Noon

Support Groups

The loss of a spouse or partner can be life-changing, especially as you face the "golden" years alone. Hand in Hand is a 6-week support group for those who have experienced the death of their spouse over the past year-and-a-half.

Learn what to expect from your grief and how to adapt to role changes, as well as learn coping skills, navigate relationships, and develop the new normal. For those with a loss over the past year-and-a-half.

Support Groups

North Suburban Synagogue Beth El
1175 Sheridan Road
Highland Park, IL 60035
United States

View Map
Support Groups
Elizabeth Siegel Cohen, LCSW, FT
847.745.5404
Support Groups

Mondays, 6:30-8:30pm

Support Groups

For those who are grieving the death of their spouse or partner within the past two years, this group will focus on the issues facing younger spouses including taking on new roles, self-care, coping skills, parenting and getting support. Dinner will be provided before the group. Childcare is available.

Co-Sponsored by the Lauri S. Bauer Foundation for Sudden Loss and The Jewish Healing Network of Chicago.

Support Groups

Elaine Kersten Children's Center
255 Revere Drive
Northbrook, IL 60062
United States

View Map
Support Groups
Elizabeth Siegel Cohen, LCSW, FT
847.745.5404
Support Groups

1:30-3pm

Support Groups

The Get Together is a group for parents, grandparents, caregivers and children ages newborn until the 5th birthday which offers an opportunity to:

Support Groups

Virgina Frank Child Development Center
6639 N Kedzie Ave
Chicago, IL 60645
United States

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Support Groups
Mollie Reed
773.765.3100
Support Groups

Wednesdays, 11am-12pm

Support Groups

Please join us for a 5-week Jewish meditation group for support in difficult times in life – such as bereavement, addiction, illness and other experiences of loss, fear and pain. We will learn a compassion/chesed meditation, turning to Jewish wisdom as we live in the midst of challenge. No prior meditation experience, Jewish observance, or Hebrew fluency is required. A commitment to daily 20-minute meditation practice for the five weeks is requested.

No fee - please register by October 24. 

Support Groups

Elaine Kersten Children's Center
25 Revere Drive
Northbrook, IL 60062
United States

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Support Groups
Beth Fishman, PhD
847.745.5422
Support Groups

12-1:15pm

Support Groups

Raising children has always been demanding and the current culture adds a layer of new challenges (social media, competition, protecting kids from discomfort).  The Gift of Failure by Jessica Lahey provides a springboard to discussions about minor and major issues in family life. Learn with Tracey Lipsig Kite, Social Worker and Mom of 3, how to move toward being the best parent you can be.

Support Groups

Chicago Loop Synagogue
16 S. Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60603
United States

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Support Groups
Tracey Kite
847.745.5411
Support Groups

Mondays, 6:30-8:30pm

Support Groups

For those who are grieving the death of their spouse or partner within the past two years, this group will focus on the issues facing younger spouses including taking on new roles, self-care, coping skills, parenting and getting support. Dinner will be provided before the group. Childcare is available.

Co-Sponsored by the Lauri S. Bauer Foundation for Sudden Loss and The Jewish Healing Network of Chicago.

Support Groups

Elaine Kersten Children's Center
255 Revere Drive
Northbrook, IL 60062
United States

View Map
Support Groups
Elizabeth Siegel Cohen, LCSW, FT
847.745.5404
Support Groups

1:30-3pm

Support Groups

The Get Together is a group for parents, grandparents, caregivers and children ages newborn until the 5th birthday which offers an opportunity to:

Support Groups

Virgina Frank Child Development Center
6639 N Kedzie Ave
Chicago, IL 60645
United States

View Map
Support Groups
Mollie Reed
773.765.3100