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
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
847.745.5404
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
847.745.5408
Support Groups

5:30-6:45pm

Support Groups

An ongoing support group for adults with disabilities that provides an opportunity to discuss current life challenges.

Topics could include:

Support Groups

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

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Support Groups
Meredith Sices, LCSW
773.765.3157
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
847.745.5404
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
847.745.5404
Support Groups

5:30-6:45pm

Support Groups

An ongoing support group for adults with disabilities that provides an opportunity to discuss current life challenges.

Topics could include:

Support Groups

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

View Map
Support Groups
Meredith Sices, LCSW
773.765.3157
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
847.745.5404
Children & Adolescents
Support Groups

2:30-5:30pm

Children & Adolescents
Support Groups

Sibshops offer brothers and sisters of children with special needs an opportunity to meet other siblings in a relaxed, supportive, and recreational setting. Participants share common joys, common concerns, and learn to handle sibling-specific "sticky situations." Sibshops are a mix of games, discussion, food, and fun!  Registration is per Sibshop.

Sibshops are currently offered one Sunday afternoon each month in Northbrook. Teen Sibshops are offered as requested. 

Children & Adolescents
Support Groups

255 Revere Dr.
Suite 200
Northbrook, IL 60062
United States

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Children & Adolescents
Support Groups
Tammy Besser, LCSW
773.765.3159
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
847.745.5404
Support Groups

5:30-6:45pm

Support Groups

An ongoing support group for adults with disabilities that provides an opportunity to discuss current life challenges.

Topics could include:

Support Groups

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

View Map
Support Groups
Meredith Sices, LCSW
773.765.3157