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January 2019

Here.Now. Teen Executive Leadership and Board Meeting

January 17 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The Jewish Board, 135 West 50th Street
New York, NY 10020 United States

This is for high school students by application only. If you know a teen who is passionate about mental health and resilience and would who would like to build their resume and earn community service while learning a life-long skill set, please contact us at pschuller@jbfcs.org.

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Sustaining Our Spirits: Support Group for Chronic Illness

January 21 @ 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
The Jewish Board, 135 West 50th Street
New York, NY 10020 United States

Sustaining Our Spirits is a twice monthly ongoing support group for Jews who have serious or life-altering chronic illness. For more information and registration, please contact Rabbi Simkha Y. Weintraub directly at 212.632.4770. There is a suggested donation of $18 to attend and to support programs like these.

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Super Women Expectations: Unpacking the Burden of Gender Roles

January 21 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
The Jewish Board, 135 West 50th Street
New York, NY 10020 United States

Make time for yourself. Join a select group of Jewish women for conversation and exploration. We will examine how to balance expectations with the need to be our true authentic selves. To register, please call 212.693.4608 or email jcs@jbfcs.org. There is no cost to attend, but donations to support programs like these are appreciated.

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Passages: Support Group for 50+

January 23 @ 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
The Jewish Board, 135 West 50th Street
New York, NY 10020 United States

This is is a monthly support group for adults 50+ discussing life transition topics and current events. For more information and registration, please contact Heidi Mandel directly at 212-632-4486 or hmandel@jbfcs.org. There is no cost to attend, but donations to support programs like these are appreciated.

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Moving Forward Together Support Group

January 23 @ 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
The Jewish Board, 135 West 50th Street
New York, NY 10020 United States

Let's cope with life's stresses together. For people who wish to form new and positive relationships and share common concerns. For more information, please contact Heidi Mandel PhD, LMSW at (212) 632-4486 (private and confidential). There is a suggested $5 donation to attend, and donations to support programs like these are appreciated.

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Friendship and Relationship Support Group

January 23 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
The Jewish Board, 135 West 50th Street
New York, NY 10020 United States

It’s a basic human need! We will explore the spiritual and emotional impact of different kinds of relationships, and opportunities for growth provided by these. We will use familiar narratives from Jewish and other sources and our current experiences to explore identity and acknowledge our social needs, especially in the face of loss through bereavement, illness and other causes. Please contact Sarah at (212) 632-4722 or sarobinson@jbfcs.org for more information or to register. There is no cost to attend, but…

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Bereaved Parents Group: Adult Child

January 28 @ 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
The Jewish Board, 135 West 50th Street
New York, NY 10020 United States

This a monthly Jewish spiritual bereavement support group for parents who have lost an adult child. For more information and registration, please contact Rabbi Simkha Y. Weintraub, LCSW, at 212.632.4770. There is no cost to attend, but donations to support programs like these are appreciated.

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February 2019

Sibling Loss Group, Post 1 Year

February 4 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
The Jewish Board, 135 West 50th Street
New York, NY 10020 United States

For people beyond their first year of loss of a sibling, this is a group to continue the journey of healing. Come share your story, draw strength, solace, and support and learn from one another. We will use spiritual resources from our Jewish tradition as a way to learn and create meaningful conversation. For more information or to register: please contact Chaplain Miriam Herscher at 212-632-4676 or mherscher@jbfcs.org. There is no cost to attend, but donations to support programs like…

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70+ Spousal Loss Group

February 5 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until April 9, 2019

JCC Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10023 United States

This group will join heads, hearts, and hands in confronting the shared issues that widows and widowers age 70+ often experience: the helpfulness and hurtfulness of memories; the need for companionship; shifting familial and social relationships; balancing independence and dependence; and spiritual meaning and transcendence after such a great loss. Cofacilitated by a rabbi and a social worker from The Jewish Board, this group will integrate mental health perspectives with religious and spiritual resources such as poetry, stories, wise sayings,…

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70+ Spousal Loss Group

February 6 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until April 9, 2019

JCC Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10023 United States

This group will join heads, hearts, and hands in confronting the shared issues that widows and widowers age 70+ often experience: the helpfulness and hurtfulness of memories; the need for companionship; shifting familial and social relationships; balancing independence and dependence; and spiritual meaning and transcendence after such a great loss. Cofacilitated by a rabbi and a social worker from The Jewish Board, this group will integrate mental health perspectives with religious and spiritual resources such as poetry, stories, wise sayings,…

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Creative Writing Workshop

February 6 @ 1:15 PM - 2:45 PM
14th Street Y, 344 E 14th Street
New York, NY 10003 United States

This is is a monthly creative writing workshop. For more information and registration, please call 212.632.4486 or email JGayerKris@14streety.org. There is a suggested $5 donation to attend, and donations to support programs like these are appreciated.

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Sustaining Our Spirits: Support Group for Chronic Illness

February 11 @ 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
The Jewish Board, 135 West 50th Street
New York, NY 10020 United States

Sustaining Our Spirits is a twice monthly ongoing support group for Jews who have serious or life-altering chronic illness. For more information and registration, please contact Rabbi Simkha Y. Weintraub directly at 212.632.4770. There is a suggested donation of $18 to attend and to support programs like these.

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80s+ Support Group – Monday Session

February 11 @ 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Monday, repeating until April 8, 2019

JCC Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10023 United States

This popular 9 week support group for adults over 80 is an opportunity to share the joys, challenges and wisdom about life transitions with peers. For more information and registration, please contact Sarah at srobinson@jbfcs.org. or 212.632.4722. There is no cost to attend, but donations to support programs like these are appreciated.

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Spousal Loss Jewish Spiritual Bereavement Group

February 11 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
The Jewish Board, 135 West 50th Street
New York, NY 10020 United States

For people beyond their first year of loss, this is a group to continue the journey of healing. Come share your story, draw strength, solace, and support and learn from one another.  We will use spiritual resources from our Jewish tradition as a way to learn and create meaningful conversation. For more information or to register: please contact Chaplain Miriam Herscher at 212.632.4676 or mherscher@jbfcs.org. There is no cost to attend, but donations to support programs like these are appreciated.

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80s+ Support Group – Tuesday Session

February 12 @ 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:45pm on Tuesday, repeating until April 9, 2019

The Jewish Board, 135 West 50th Street
New York, NY 10020 United States

This popular 9 week support group for adults over 80 is an opportunity to share the joys, challenges and wisdom about life transitions with peers. For more information and registration, please contact Sarah at srobinson@jbfcs.org. or 212.632.4722. There is no cost to attend, but donations to support programs like these are appreciated.

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Failure to Launch: A Support Group for Parents of Late Launching Young Adults

February 12 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
The Jewish Board, 135 West 50th Street
New York, NY 10020 United States

For parents of young adults ages 21-31, struggling with adult responsibilities For parents who are tired of their young adult children not being self-sufficient For parents of young adults with lack of ambition, not in school or working For parents feeling trapped by their young adult child for not leaving the nest For parents who think their adult child has social/emotional/behavioral challenges and are not sure how to help For more information or to register: please contact Chaplain Miriam Herscher…

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70+ Spousal Loss Group

February 13 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until April 9, 2019

JCC Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10023 United States

This group will join heads, hearts, and hands in confronting the shared issues that widows and widowers age 70+ often experience: the helpfulness and hurtfulness of memories; the need for companionship; shifting familial and social relationships; balancing independence and dependence; and spiritual meaning and transcendence after such a great loss. Cofacilitated by a rabbi and a social worker from The Jewish Board, this group will integrate mental health perspectives with religious and spiritual resources such as poetry, stories, wise sayings,…

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Moving Forward Together Support Group

February 13 @ 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
The Jewish Board, 135 West 50th Street
New York, NY 10020 United States

Let's cope with life's stresses together. For people who wish to form new and positive relationships and share common concerns. For more information, please contact Heidi Mandel PhD, LMSW at (212) 632-4486 (private and confidential). There is a suggested $5 donation to attend, and donations to support programs like these are appreciated.

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M’kom Shalom Group: Survivors of a Loved One’s Suicide

February 13 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
The Jewish Board, 135 West 50th Street
New York, NY 10020 United States

M’kom Shalom is a monthly support group for survivors of a close one's suicide. For more information and registration, please contact Rabbi Simkha Y. Weintraub directly at 212.632.4770. There is no cost to attend, but donations to support programs like these are appreciated.

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80s+ Support Group – Monday Session

February 18 @ 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Monday, repeating until April 8, 2019

JCC Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10023 United States

This popular 9 week support group for adults over 80 is an opportunity to share the joys, challenges and wisdom about life transitions with peers. For more information and registration, please contact Sarah at srobinson@jbfcs.org. or 212.632.4722. There is no cost to attend, but donations to support programs like these are appreciated.

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