Support Groups

JCFS Chicago offers a full calendar of events, trainings, lectures and presentations, support groups, volunteer opportunities, and other programs each month.

Many of our support groups, workshops, trainings, and events have moved to an online format. Check out our calendar for details.

For more information, please contact the individual whose name is listed with an event on our calendar, or call 855.275.5237 (855.ASK.JCFS).

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.

*Please note in September, we will be meeting on Monday, September 21.

Support Groups
Support Groups
Marsha Raynes
847.745.5408
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.

For more information contact Lynn Shyman.

Support Groups
Support Groups
Lynn Shyman
Support Groups

1-2:15pm

Support Groups

Join other adults to learn tips and tools for finding enjoyment and minimizing the challenges while living with chronic physical illness. Topics may include communicating with healthcare providers, relationships with family and friends, spiritual resources for healing, and living well in times of uncertainty and hardship. The group facilitator will encourage the process of sharing by providing a space for everyone to explore and learn from members of the group.

This group meets every Wednesday from 1 – 2:15pm

Support Groups
Support Groups
David Lipschutz
847.392.8970
Support Groups

7-8:30pm

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 TraceyKite@jcfs.org for the Zoom link and to ensure your ability to access the event.

Support Groups
Support Groups
Tracey Kite
847.745.5411
Support Groups

9:30-10:30am

Support Groups

This group, lead by certified perinatal mental health clinicians, will focus on education and support around infant and maternal mental health and stress management.

Contact Pauline Gubbins via email or at 847.412.4381 for more information.

Support Groups
Support Groups
Pauline Gubbins
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.

For more information contact Lynn Shyman.

Support Groups
Support Groups
Lynn Shyman
Support Groups

1-2:15pm

Support Groups

Join other adults to learn tips and tools for finding enjoyment and minimizing the challenges while living with chronic physical illness. Topics may include communicating with healthcare providers, relationships with family and friends, spiritual resources for healing, and living well in times of uncertainty and hardship. The group facilitator will encourage the process of sharing by providing a space for everyone to explore and learn from members of the group.

This group meets every Wednesday from 1 – 2:15pm

Support Groups
Support Groups
David Lipschutz
847.392.8970
Support Groups

9:30-10:30am

Support Groups

This group, lead by certified perinatal mental health clinicians, will focus on education and support around infant and maternal mental health and stress management.

Contact Pauline Gubbins via email or at 847.412.4381 for more information.

Support Groups
Support Groups
Pauline Gubbins
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.

For more information contact Lynn Shyman.

Support Groups
Support Groups
Lynn Shyman
Support Groups

1-2:15pm

Support Groups

Join other adults to learn tips and tools for finding enjoyment and minimizing the challenges while living with chronic physical illness. Topics may include communicating with healthcare providers, relationships with family and friends, spiritual resources for healing, and living well in times of uncertainty and hardship. The group facilitator will encourage the process of sharing by providing a space for everyone to explore and learn from members of the group.

This group meets every Wednesday from 1 – 2:15pm

Support Groups
Support Groups
David Lipschutz
847.392.8970