Community

JCFS Joins JUF Chicago's State Advocacy Mission to Springfield

Jewish Child & Family Services was honored to be part of the delegation of more than 40 Chicago and Springfield Jewish community leaders and professionals who convened at the Illinois State Capital April 11-12,2018 for the Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago's (JUF) annual State Advocacy Mission.

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6th Annual Conference on Help, Healing and Hope After Loss

Serious illness and loss often force us to confront big questions such as “Why did this illness happen to me?” The illness, loss and spiritual support at JCFS Chicago and The Lauri S. Bauer Foundation For Sudden Loss’ 6th Annual Conference Help, Healing and Hope Conference featured Rabbi Anne Brener, LCSW, presenting “Navigating The Wilderness Of Loss: Reframing The Spiritual Journey of Grief.” Using text, meditation and expressive healing techniques, Rabbi Brener provided insights into these big questions.

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JCARES Professional Training Institute

by Betsy Lazerow, JCARES & Community Services Professional Education Coordinator

JCFS Chicago's Community Services is committed to offering cross-discipline professionals – mental health, social service, health care and addiction treatment professionals; Rabbis and synagogue leadership; law enforcement and legal advocates; administrators and educators – with a diversity of opportunities for learning, networking and dialoguing.  

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Community Partnership: Bringing Services to Synagogues and Schools

By Molly Buckman

The Oak Park - River Forest has a thriving Jewish community. To better deliver the agency’s services to Oak Park, JCFS formed a Synagogue Community Partnership with two local synagogues and hired clinician Molly Buckman to work two days a week—not just in Oak Park and River Forest, but in the synagogues. Here’s Molly’s report about this groundbreaking program.

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