Week of December 6, 2021

Date Event Location Contact
JVS Career & Employment

1:30-2:30pm

JVS Career & Employment

JVS Career Services Resume Workshop is now being offered online.
Be ready for the next job opportunity, whether you're just starting out, need a complete revision or just want to update and refresh your existing resume, this workshop is for you. Learn about resume styles, formatting, branding, taglines and more, all essential elements to a resume which will land you an interview.

JVS Career & Employment
JVS Career & Employment
Chelsea Sammarco
ChelseaSammarco@JCFS.org
Children & Adolescents

6-7pm

Children & Adolescents

Looking for a fun way to learn social awareness, communication skills, and self-regulation? The Social Superhero Training Academy is open! In this speech-language pathologist-lead group, children will learn strategies to be flexible-thinking superheroes. Practice these new social superhero powers by reading stories, playing games, making crafts, and more! This 8-week group will be offered in-person at our clinic!

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
Support Groups

7-8pm

Support Groups

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.

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, this group will be held on Zoom.  Please contact Laurie Garber-Amram for the Zoom link and to ensure your ability to access the event.

Support Groups
Support Groups
Laurie Garber-Amram
LaurieGarber-Amram@JCFS.org
Jewish Community Programs

10:30am-12pm

Jewish Community Programs

For older adults who have experienced the death of a spouse or partner over the past two years. This group will meet via Zoom on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month, from 10:30 am – 12 pm.

A zoom link will be sent to you prior to the meeting. This group is free to attend. Please contact Marsha Raynes to register.  This group is supported by the Lauri S. Bauer Foundation for Sudden Loss.

Jewish Community Programs
Jewish Community Programs
Marsha Raynes
MarshaRaynes@JCFS.org
Counseling & Psychological Services

3:30-5pm

Counseling & Psychological Services

The Pre-School Socialization Group is offered to children 3-5 years old who would benefit from additional support in their social interactions with peers.

Counseling & Psychological Services

Abe and Ida Cooper Center
Virginia Frank Child Development Center
6639 N. Kedzie Ave.
Chicago, IL 60645

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Counseling & Psychological Services
Sarah Zimmerman
SarahZimmerman@JCFS.org
Children & Adolescents

10:15-11:30am

Children & Adolescents

*Offered at Kersten and Cooper (addresses below)

We’re back in the clinic! Join us for our 2 - to 3 - year-old play group, designed to develop communication, language, and social skills. Waiting, turn-taking, following directions, and transitions are incorporated into preschool activities, like circle time, art, and pretend play.

Children & Adolescents
Children & Adolescents
Megan Kowalski
MeganKowalski@JCFS.org
JVS Career & Employment

10-11am, second Wednesday of each month

JVS Career & Employment

Networking is the key to finding your next job opportunity. Learn how to expand your network and the tools needed to make a lasting impression with connections. Practice with your peers to gain confidence in this crucial skill.

After registering, you will receive the link to join the workshop by email on the day of the event. Registration costs $20 for clients, $50 for non-clients.

JVS Career & Employment
JVS Career & Employment
Chelsea Sammarco
ChelseaSammarco@JCFS.org

*All three sessions are required for staff working in SFPD areas, optional for other staff. See below for session dates and times.
All staff within the Disabilities division will be automatically registered (you don’t need to do it yourself).

Sarah Piggott
JCFSTraining@JCFS.org
People with Disabilities & Their Families

Times and dates dependent on location, please read info below

People with Disabilities & Their Families

Sibshops offer brothers and sisters of children with a variety of special needs a place to meet other siblings in a relaxed, supportive, and recreational setting. They discuss their common joys and concerns, learn to handle sibling-specific “sticky situations” and have fun! For kids ages 6-12 years old.

FALL 2021 Sibshops

JCFS Chicago will be offering both virtual and in-person Sibshops this fall.  In-person Sibshops will have a limited number of spots and masking is required.  We will use outdoor spaces as weather permits.

People with Disabilities & Their Families
People with Disabilities & Their Families
Tammy Besser, LCSW
TamaraBesser@JCFS.org
People with Disabilities & Their Families

1-2:30pm

People with Disabilities & Their Families

Join speakers Tara Ahern, Project Director, and Adam Wiser, Self-Advocate, from the Illinois Self Advocacy Alliance to learn more about how disability and sexual violence intersect. This workshop will provide helpful information on how to be a better advocate for yourself and for others; gain a better understanding in recognizing risks and how to respond to disclosures; and increase our ability to respond to situations in a disability and trauma informed way.  An opportunity to ask questions and additional resources will be provided.

People with Disabilities & Their Families
People with Disabilities & Their Families
Kathryn Dougherty
KathrynDougherty@JCFS.org