Week of January 10, 2022

Date Event Location Contact
Professional & Community Training
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
Sarah Piggott
JCFSTraining@JCFS.org
Support Groups

4-5pm

Support Groups

Every addiction recovery journey is unique…while also sharing common experiences and concerns. The Senior Sobriety Support Group is a compassionate, confidential time to talk about the uniqueness as well as the commonality of being a Jewish older adult in recovery. In addition, we will read and discuss materials by Jewish recovery thought leaders, such as Rabbi Dr. Abraham Twerski, Harriet Rosetto, Rabbi Mark Borovitz, and Rabbi Paul Steinberg.

Support Groups
Support Groups
Nina Henry
NinaHenry@JCFS.org
JVS Career & Employment

2-3:30pm

JVS Career & Employment

Learn how to effectively create or revise two of the fundamental tools for conducting a job search in the current market. Resume and cover letter workshops convene January 12, January 31, March 9 and March 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
Professional & Community Training

9-10:30am

Professional & Community Training

This seminar will provide participants with a basic, yet practical understanding of cognitive and behavioral principles and models that inform CBT treatment.

Professional & Community Training

If not via Zoom:
Abe and Ida Cooper Center
6639 N. Kedzie Ave.
Chicago, IL 60645

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Professional & Community Training
Sarah Piggott
JCFSTraining@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
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