Upcoming Events

Caring for Our Community

Caring for Our Community Programming

Bereavement Support for the Holidays

     After a loved one dies, the holiday season can bring to the surface painful reminders of the loss. Participate in a meaningful discussions designed to explore ways of preparing for Hanukkah and Pesah while honoring those you have lost in the context of the holiday. Join other bereaved Jews to talk about ways to allow for grief, while still seeking meaning and comfort in the themes of the season.
Coping with the Empty Chair at the Seder: A Pesah Workshop
Wednesday | April 3 | 7:00 pm
Naomi Brown, LICSW, LCSW, JSSA
Rabbi Steven Rein


Understanding Jewish Medical Directives for Health Care
             Modern advances in medicine have raised many new questions. Normally we make decisions about our own health care as the situation arises, but in some circumstances we lose the ability to make such decisions. It is therefore important for us to indicate our wishes in advance so that those who care for us can know what we want. In doing this, we should be guided by our commitment to Judaism, to its law (halakhah), and to its moral values. Each session will provide an introduction to Jewish Medical Directives as well as provide copies for personal use.
Wednesday, January 9 | 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, January 31 | 10:00 a.m.

Monthly Support Groups

     Theses groups provide an opportunity to meet with other individuals facing the same issues and to learn new ways to cope with what can be difficult and persistent challenges.

First Wednesday of the Month | Starting November 7 | 8:15 p.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Naomi Brown, LICSW, LCSW, JSSA

Second Wednesday of the Month | Starting January 9 | 7:00 pm
Naomi Brown, LICSW, LCSW, JSSA

     JSSA requires a minimum of three participants to run a support group. If you will be attending either of the support groups in January please visit http://bit.ly/JSSA-RSVP to let us know you are coming. Your RSVP will be anonymous.