Week of November 15, 2021

Date Event Location Contact
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

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
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

7pm

Jewish Community Programs

Join our virtual workshop where we will read passages from two of our beloved books about grief and loss, with optional opportunities to write and share responses from thoughtful writing questions. 

Everyone is welcome, whether you have experienced grief recently or a while ago. It is not necessary to have the books, but if you have copies, please bring them to the session. A comprehensive bibliography on grief and loss reading will be sent following the session.

Jewish Community Programs
Jewish Community Programs
Carol Brumer Gliksman
CarolBrumerGliksman@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
Professional & Community Training
Professional & Community Training

What goes into creating, and then resolving an ethical dilemma? Ethical standards can conflict with each other, or with a legal or moral standard. Different therapeutic professions can have different ethical standards on the same issue. Learn to use an ethical decision-making model as you work through case scenarios experienced by clinical staff.

Instructor(s):

Professional & Community Training
Professional & Community Training
Sarah Piggott
JCFSTraining@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
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
Jewish Community Programs

7pm

Jewish Community Programs

Temple Beth Israel is hosting an in-person Wednesday Evening Seminar with Gabrielle Glaser, Author of American Baby: A Mother, A Child and the Shadow History of Adoption. JCFS is co-sponsoring this event which will also be available on Zoom. 

Please RSVP with Marsha Raynes to let us know if you can join us in person or would like the Zoom link.

 

Jewish Community Programs

Temple Beth Israel
3601 Dempster St.
Skokie, IL 60076

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Jewish Community Programs
Marsha Raynes
MarshaRaynes@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
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