Week of September 21, 2020

Date Event Location Contact
Support Groups

7:30-9pm

Support Groups

Please join us for a virtual monthly grief support group for adults who have experienced the death of a loved one within the past two years. The group meets on the 4th Monday of each month* from 7:30 - 9:00 pm and is co-sponsored by Anshe Emet Synagogue, Anshe Sholom B’nai Israel, Emanuel Congregation, Mishkan Chicago and Temple Sholom of Chicago.

*Please note in September, we will be meeting on Monday, September 21.

Support Groups
Support Groups
Marsha Raynes
MarshaRaynes@JCFS.org
JVS Career & Employment

1:30-2:30pm

JVS Career & Employment

Your LinkedIn profile is like an interactive business card, where you can bring your professional story to life. It’s designed to attract the attention of other professionals who are searching for networking opportunities online. A strong profile is a key differentiator in the job market. Learn the basics and how to get the most out of using LinkedIn.

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

4-5:15pm

Children & Adolescents

"Socialization In An Age Of Separation: An Outdoor Therapy Group For Kids Ages 6-9"

This group will support children in their efforts to socialize, make connections, and regulate their emotions. Group will take place outdoors to limit risk of exposure and will not meet if the stormy weather is predicted.

Children & Adolescents

Joy Faith Knapp Center (Outside)
3145 W Pratt Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60645

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Children & Adolescents
Alissa Rotblatt
alissarotblatt@jcfs.org
Children & Adolescents

5-6pm

Children & Adolescents

(this group was already running before the mandated shut down and is in the process of resuming in telehealth format)

Aimed at helping boys aged 9 – 12 understand and manage their emotions while learning to build healthy relationships with peers and adults.

This group meets every Tuesday from 5:00 – 6:00pm. Contact Elizabeth DiMaggio for more information.

Children & Adolescents
Children & Adolescents
Elizabeth DiMaggio
ElizabethDiMaggio@JCFS.org
Support Groups

4:30-5:30pm

Support Groups

A comfortable and safe place for adults who feel alone or isolated to meet and talk with others experiencing similar feelings. We will facilitate mutual support through encouragement, hopefulness, and companionship.

For more information contact Nina Henry.

Support Groups
Support Groups
Nina Henry
NinaHenry@JCFS.org
Counseling & Psychological Services

7-8:30pm

Counseling & Psychological Services

This group is for adults who are struggling with personal concerns such as relationship issues, coping with anxiety and depression and self-esteem and can benefit from a psychotherapy group.

Participants are required to undergo a screening process with the group facilitator and to make a minimum commitment to participate in twelve group sessions.

Counseling & Psychological Services
Counseling & Psychological Services
Jacqueline Mallinger
JacquelineMallinger@jcfs.org
Support Groups

1-2:15pm

Support Groups

Join other adults to learn tips and tools for finding enjoyment and minimizing the challenges while living with chronic physical illness. Topics may include communicating with healthcare providers, relationships with family and friends, spiritual resources for healing, and living well in times of uncertainty and hardship. The group facilitator will encourage the process of sharing by providing a space for everyone to explore and learn from members of the group.

This group meets every Wednesday from 1 – 2:15pm

Support Groups
Support Groups
David Lipschutz
DavidLipschutz@JCFS.org
Support Groups

11am-12pm

Support Groups

This group, lead by certified perinatal mental health clinicians, offers education and support around pregnancy, infant and maternal mental health and guidance on improving stress management. The group is a supportive space for mutual support and validation as well as a space where resources and referrals to related services will be shared. The group is open to new and expectant moms regardless of whether this is their first or subsequent pregnancy or baby.

Support Groups
Support Groups
Pauline Gubbins
PaulineGubbins@JCFS.org
Support Groups

7-8:30pm

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 TraceyKite@jcfs.org for the Zoom link and to ensure your ability to access the event.

Support Groups
Support Groups
Tracey Kite
TraceyKite@JCFS.org
People with Disabilities & Their Families

6-7pm

People with Disabilities & Their Families

Do you have a child with a disability and a typically developing child? Do you ever wonder about your typically developing child’s experience as a sibling? Do you wonder about how to best support them? Do you wonder what happens in Sibshops?

People with Disabilities & Their Families
People with Disabilities & Their Families
Jen Nalbantyan
jennifernalbantyan@jcfs.org