Week of February 24, 2020

Date Event Location Contact
Professional & Community Training

10-11:30am

Professional & Community Training

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a third-wave behavioral psychotherapy that has been shown to be effective in the treatment of a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, psychosis and chronic pain.

Professional & Community Training

Goldie Bachmann Luftig Building
5150 W. Golf Road
Skokie, IL 60077

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Professional & Community Training
Amanda West
AmandaWest@JCFS.org
JVS Career & Employment
JVS Career & Employment

The following events, Resumes & Cover Letters and LinkedIn, will be taking place at two different JCFS Chicago locations. You can register for a session at either our downtown Chicago location at 216 W. Jackson Blvd., or our Skokie location at 5150 Golf Road. 

JVS Career & Employment
JVS Career & Employment
Children & Adolescents

9-10:30am

Children & Adolescents

This fun, play-based group is designed for 2- to 3-year-old children who need support to develop language, play, and social skills. Waiting, turn-taking, following directions, and clean up are performed in a classroom setting with a low therapist to child ratio. This provides opportunities for children to learn and practice skills needed for daily preschool routines, like circle time, snack, art, and play. Monthly themes are used to enhance vocabulary development in early basic concepts and pre-literacy skills.

Children & Adolescents

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

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Children & Adolescents
Megan Kowalski
MeganKowalski@JCFS.org
Professional & Community Training

9-10:30am

Professional & Community Training

This seminar will provide participants with a basic, yet practical understanding of cognitive and behavioral principles and models that inform CBT treatment. CBT case conceptualizations will be highlighted, along with CBT key features including session structure and agenda setting, guided discovery, cognitive restructuring, behavioral experiments, and exposure treatment. Work with clients who have anxiety and depressive disorders will be used to promote integration of CBT treatment tools and strategies.

Professional & Community Training

Goldie Bachmann Luftig Building
5150 W. Golf Rd.
Skokie, IL 60077

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Professional & Community Training
Amanda West
amandawest@jcfs.org
People with Disabilities & Their Families

8:30am-12pm

People with Disabilities & Their Families

Please join us for this event in recognition of Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance and Inclusion Month. This year, the discussion will focus on the critical shortage of accessible and affordable housing in the Chicago area and the impact that this has on older adults and adults with disabilities. Local community housing advocacy programs will highlight what can be done to influence and create positive change around housing issues.

Featured speakers:

People with Disabilities & Their Families

Beth Hillel Congregation B’nai Emunah
3220 Big Tree Lane
Wilmette, IL 60091

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People with Disabilities & Their Families
Linkages@cje.net
JVS Career & Employment

12-1:30pm

JVS Career & Employment

Are you a job seeker in need of better ways to find the right job? If the following questions sound familiar, then join the Job Club, led by a professional career counselor ready to help you create a successful job search strategy: 

JVS Career & Employment

Chicago Loop Synagogue
15 S.Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60603

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JVS Career & Employment
Jewish Community Programs

7-8:30pm

Jewish Community Programs

Please join us for a monthly drop-in grief support group for adults who have experienced the death of a loved one.  The group meets on the 4th Wednesday of each month and is sponsored by Temple Beth-El in Northbrook.

Jewish Community Programs

Temple Beth-El
3610 Dundee Road
Northbrook, IL 60062

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Jewish Community Programs
Marsha Raynes
MarshaRaynes@JCFS.org
Children & Adolescents

9-10:30am

Children & Adolescents

This fun, play-based group is designed for 2- to 3-year-old children who need support to develop language, play, and social skills. Waiting, turn-taking, following directions, and clean up are performed in a classroom with a low therapist to child ratio. This provides opportunities for children to learn and practice skills needed for daily preschool routines, like circle time, snack, art, and play. Monthly themes are used to enhance vocabulary development in early basic concepts and pre-literacy skills. Also accepting clients who qualify for Early Intervention.

Children & Adolescents

Elaine Kersten Children's Center
255 Revere Drive, Suite 200
Northbrook, IL 60062

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Children & Adolescents
Megan Kowalski
MeganKowalski@JCFS.org
Jewish Community Programs

7-8:30pm

Jewish Community Programs

A free monthly drop-in group for adults in the Jewish community and beyond who are navigating the world after the loss of a loved one to suicide.

Co-led by experienced clinicians Tracey Lipsig Kite, LCSW and Wendy Dolin, LCSW, a survivor of suicide loss.

Jewish Community Programs

Goldie Bachman Luftig Building
5150 Golf Rd.
Skokie, IL 60076

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Jewish Community Programs
Tracey Kite
TraceyKite@JCFS.org
Special Events

6-8pm

Special Events

Join us for JCFS Associates Board Annual Event, 6-8 p.m. at Headquarters Beercade!

Proceeds support HIAS Immigration & Citizenship.

$30 in advance, $35 at the door. Appetizers and drink ticket included.
Raffle drawing with a chance to win great prizes!

Sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact Haley Zimmerman or call 773.467.3746 for more information.

Register Today!

Special Events

Headquarters Beercade
213 W Institute Place
Chicago, IL 60610

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Special Events
Haley Zimmerman
HaleyZimmerman@JCFS.org