Week of October 18, 2021

Date Event Location Contact
Children & Adolescents

9:30-11am

Children & Adolescents

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. Our Speech-Language Pathologist will incorporate monthly themes to enhance vocabulary development, knowledge of early basic concepts, and pre-literacy skills.

Children & Adolescents

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

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Children & Adolescents
Megan Kowalski
MeganKowalski@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

5-6pm

Children & Adolescents

Join our Speech-Language Pathologist for a creative, hands-on theater experience. Table readings, script writing, stage cuing, and set design will be incorporated into this 8-week group. Thespians will work on fluent oral reading, articulation, story analysis, social cues, and writing.

At the end of the 8 weeks, our all camp-inspired, written, and produced play will be shared with families.

Children & Adolescents

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

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Children & Adolescents
Megan Kowalski
MeganKowalski@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
Support Groups

7:30pm

Support Groups

Grieving can feel disorienting, isolating and conjure a feeling like we are visiting a foreign place, without the person we love.

Let’s come together virtually on Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at 7:30 PM CST to learn alternative ways to mourn while we gain comfort from being together.

The evening will include setting intentions, wisdom from a grief educator, a community member reflecting on supportive steps to move through the early months of grief, and some music for healing and restoring health.

Support Groups
Support Groups
Diane Halivni
DianeHalivni@JCFS.org
HIAS Immigration & Citizenship

7-9pm

HIAS Immigration & Citizenship

During your naturalization interview, an immigration officer will ask you questions about your application and background. You will also need to take an English and civics test. Join us for one-on-one practice to help you prepare for the interview.

Naturalization interview practice (via Zoom)

Registration opens for each month on the first of that month at 9am and closes at midnight the day before each session, or whenever the four interview slots get filled. 

HIAS Immigration & Citizenship
HIAS Immigration & Citizenship
Children & Adolescents

1-2pm

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

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

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Children & Adolescents
Megan Kowalski
MeganKowalski@JCFS.org
HIAS Immigration & Citizenship

3-4:30pm CT

HIAS Immigration & Citizenship

Prepare for your citizenship test in small, online group classes. Content includes speaking, reading and writing English, along with U.S. history and civics.

Virtual programs presented in partnership with Indian Trails Public Library District

Citizenship Classes (Via Zoom)
Online registration begins August 15.
Classes taught in English. Open to all. Limit 15 students per class.

HIAS Immigration & Citizenship
HIAS Immigration & Citizenship
Professional & Community Training

9am-12:15pm

Professional & Community Training

Explore macro power dynamics that shape our own and our clients’ gender identities and expressions. Special consideration will be given to areas of marginalization that impact mental health. Evolving language used by trans and gender creative clients to describe themselves and their experiences with gender identity and expression will be defined and discussed. Professional ethics, World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) “Standards of Care,” and the DSM-5 “Gender Dsyphoria” diagnosis will be reviewed.

Professional & Community Training
Professional & Community Training
Sarah Piggott
JCFSTraining@JCFS.org