Week of January 3, 2022

Date Event Location Contact
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
JVS Career & Employment

2-3:30pm

JVS Career & Employment

Why is everyone talking about personal branding? Learn the meaning of branding while developing your own personal brand to demonstrate your immediate value to employers. Branding workshops convene on January 3, February 9 and February 28, 2022.

After you have registered, you will receive an emailed link the day of the event, allowing you access to the workshop you have registered for. Registration costs $20 for clients, $50 for non-clients. 

JVS Career & Employment
JVS Career & Employment
Chelsea Sammarco
ChelseaSammarco@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
Children & Adolescents

9-10:15am

Children & Adolescents

*Offered at Kersten and Cooper. Addresses are listed below.
Date and time info reflects the schedule are Kersten. 
Cooper Schedule TBD.

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
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.

WINTER 2022 Sibshops

JCFS Chicago will be offering both virtual and in-person Sibshops this winter.  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