Week of February 22, 2021

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.

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
Counseling & Psychological Services

4:30-5:30pm

Counseling & Psychological Services

As we continue to exist in a “socially distanced” world, we are eager to provide your child with an opportunity for safe socialization and support around navigating friendships and emotions. This year we are planning to offer groups for children over telehealth (video). Our plan this year is for our groups to start in late October and run through the 2020-2021 school year with breaks over holidays.

Counseling & Psychological Services
Counseling & Psychological Services
Hannah Aron
HannahAron@JCFS.org
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.  ACT integrates mindfulness skills with values-guided living. It helps clients develop a compassionate relationship to painful thoughts and feelings versus attempting to avoid or control them.  This shift allows clients to focus instead on clarifying personal values and using that knowledge to take action that promotes a rich, meaningful life.

Professional & Community Training
Professional & Community Training
Tracey Kite
TraceyKite@JCFS.org
Counseling & Psychological Services

4:30-5:30pm

Counseling & Psychological Services

As we continue to exist in a “socially distanced” world, we are eager to provide your child with an opportunity for safe socialization and support around navigating friendships and emotions. This year we are planning to offer groups for children over telehealth (video). Our plan this year is for our groups to start in late October and run through the 2020-2021 school year with breaks over holidays.

Counseling & Psychological Services
Counseling & Psychological Services
Hannah Aron
HannahAron@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. To register please email Nina Henry.

Can't make it on a Tuesday? Time to talk is also available on Wednesdays.

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

4:30-5:30pm

Counseling & Psychological Services

As we continue to exist in a “socially distanced” world, we are eager to provide your child with an opportunity for safe socialization and support around navigating friendships and emotions. This year we are planning to offer groups for children over telehealth (video). Our plan this year is for our groups to start in late October and run through the 2020-2021 school year with breaks over holidays.

Counseling & Psychological Services
Counseling & Psychological Services
Hannah Aron
HannahAron@JCFS.org
Support Groups

7-8:30pm

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 Wednesday of each month from 7:00 – 8:30 pm and is co-sponsored by Temple Beth-El in Northbrook.

For more information and to receive the Zoom link, please contact Marsha Raynes, LCSW.

Support Groups
Support Groups
Marsha Raynes
MarshaRaynes@JCFS.org
Support Groups

3-4pm

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, to register and to receive a Zoom link, email Laurie Garber-Amram. This series is free and open to the public. 

Support Groups
Support Groups
Laurie Garber-Amram
LaurieGarber-Amram@JCFS.org
People with Disabilities & Their Families

7-8pm

People with Disabilities & Their Families

Join this interactive session to learn more about the steps to take to make all of your communities inclusive and welcoming for individuals of all abilities.

Marlies Gramann, Associate Vice President of Disability Services, and Nanette Cohen, Director of the Duman Opportunity Center will lead the presentation, focusing on:

People with Disabilities & Their Families
People with Disabilities & Their Families
Nanette Cohen
NanetteCohen@JCFS.org
Support Groups

4:30-5:30pm

Support Groups

Virtual 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. Teens are also welcome. Contact us for more information.

Support Groups
Support Groups
Tammy Besser, LCSW
TamaraBesser@jcfs.org
Children & Adolescents

4-5pm

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 use Social Thinking Curriculum to learn to be flexible-thinking superheroes. They will learn to defeat cartoon characters who embody different social challenges such as Rock Brain, who makes people get stuck on their own ideas, Body Snatcher, who moves people’s bodies away from the group, and Topic Twistermeister, who makes people jump off topic.

Children & Adolescents
Children & Adolescents
Megan Kowalski
MeganKowalski@JCFS.org