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Family Table Distribution Day Schedule

Help pack groceries and deliver them to recipient families.

Adoption Resources Orientation

An informational seminar and overview of our programs, costs, and options for those interested in adoptions.

Adoption Workshop: Transracial Adoption

Learn how to avoid perpetuating racism and embrace an anti-racist outlook to support the wellbeing of transracial adoptees and foster youth.

Adult Services Workshop

This DLS workshop aims to benefit families just entering the adult disability world, as well as being a great refresher for those already at that stage of life.

An Evening of Dedication: Betty Ann Greenbaum Miller Center for Jewish Healing

JF&CS cordially invites you to an Evening of Dedication as we celebrate the 18th anniversary of Jewish Healing Connections and dedication of the Betty Ann Greenbaum Miller Center for Jewish Healing.

Art of Resilience 2018

A community celebration of the JF&CS Okonow Parkinson's Family Support program in recognition of the power of finding strength in community.

Balancing Act: Alzheimer's/Related Disorders Family Support

A monthly support and discussion group for adults coping with a parent's dementia.

Boston Jewish Film Festival: To Take a Wife

JF&CS Journey to Safety is proud to be a Community Partner for Boston Jewish Film Festival film To Take a Wife.

Café Hakalah

A monthly gathering for Holocaust survivors. Programs include movies, musical performances, and discussions.

Caring Communities Resource Network

The Caring Communities Resource Network (CCRN) supports synagogue efforts to create and sustain caring communities through synagogue and community-wide trainings, consultations, and conferences.

Celebrate the Season: Music, Mingle & Mirth

Mark your calendar for a fun-filled afternoon of singing, dancing and mingling.

Celebrating the Art of Resilience

Join us as we celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Charlotte & Richard Okonow Parkinson’s Family Support program and the participants of Parkinson’s Dance and Tremble Clefs.

CERS Women's Breakfast

The 2018 CERS Women's Breakfast.

CHAI Champions

Save the date for CHAI Champions, a biennial event supporting JF&CS Services for People with Disabilities.

Chaverim Chaim (CC)

A social group for adults with developmental disabilities.

Chaverim Shel Shalom (CSS)

A social program for Jewish adults with psychiatric challenges.

Círculo de Seguridad Para Padres

Círculo de Seguridad es un grupo de apoyo gratuito para madres y padres, que puede ayudarte a entender con más claridad las necesidades de tu hija/o para que así puedas responder a ellas de mejor manera.

Drumming for Parkinson’s Disease

Drumming is a great way for those with Parkinson's Disease to reduce stress and anxiety while enjoying a vigorous upper body workout.

Early Signs and Symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder

In this Master Class, Dr. Carter will discuss research that helps us understand early symptom presentation and the varied course of onset of autism spectrum disorders.

Educational Workshop for Divorcing Parents

This five-hour educational program for parents is required by the state of Massachusetts for all divorcing parents with minor children.

Entre Nosotras/Among Us

A Spanish speaking support group for parents with young children. Un grupo de apoyo gratuito para mamás con niños pequeños.

ESL Classes for Elderly

This is a free conversational English program for Russian speaking tenants of Morville House and Symphony Towers.

Evaluating Medical Risk in Domestic Infant Adoption

This workshop will provide useful information to prospective adoptive parents about medical information/biological history they may receive regarding their child.

Evening of Connection and Exploration for Preemie Parents

Join us for an evening of connection and exploration.

Families Impacted by Addiction: Theory, Context, and Treatment

This course will offer a review of the latest research on the links between attachment theory, neurobiology, and addiction; opportunities to learn about the various ways of supporting families; and a forum in which conversations about complex policies, practice choices, and ethical dilemmas can be rich opportunities for growth.

Family Mitzvah Moments

Engage in tikkun olam - repairing the world through acts of charity and kindness - with your children and teach them the importance of caring for older adults in our community.

Fragile Beginnings Support Group

Free remote support group for parents whose infants and children were born prematurely or have spent time in the NICU, with a special focus on navigating challenges and celebrating successes.

Free Support Groups for Parents of Infants and Pregnant Women

Our new parents groups provide safe and nurturing spaces for mothers and/or fathers to give and receive support, ask questions, and begin building a parent community. Now meeting weekly via Zoom.

Individualized Education Plan (IEP) Clinic: Help with Your Child's IEP

Meet with an Educational Advocate from JF&CS Disability Lifespan Solutions to review your child's IEP.

JF&CS Benefit

Due to the COVID-19 situation, the JF&CS Benefit honoring Jamie Grossman is being rescheduled for the fall of 2020.

JF&CS Benefit Honoring Barry Shrage

2018 JF&CS Annual Benefit honoring Barry Shrage.

JF&CS Memory Café

Enjoy coffee, refreshments, and conversation with new friends in a welcoming place for people living with memory changes.

JF&CS Sibshops Conference

Open to interested participants across New England including adult siblings, parents, grandparents, and family members of children/teens as well as professionals, organizational staff who wish to facilitate a Sibshop in their local community, and social workers who work with families that have siblings as part of the family.

JF&CS Virtual Women's Breakfast

This year’s Women's Breakfast will honor First Lady of Massachusetts Lauren Baker, who is on the front line responding to the COVID-19 crisis. The breakfast will be held virtually on May 28 at 9:30 a.m.

Join Us for an Evening of Connection and Exploration

The JF&CS Center for Early Relationship Support and the Massachusetts March of Dimes is offering parents whose babies or young children spent time in the NICU an opportunity to join in community.

Journey to Safety Fundraiser: Our Stories of Resilience

On Thursday, October 27, 2016 we will celebrate the work of Journey to Safety (JTS), the Jewish Family & Children’s Service (JF&CS) response to domestic abuse. Join us for an evening of true life storytelling about resilience inspired by the Moth Radio Hour.

Journey to Safety TeenSafe Peer Leaders

TeenSafe prevents teen dating abuse in the Jewish community.

Life After the NICU: Parent Support Group

A four-week in-person support group for parents whose babies have spent time in the NICU.

Living with Parkinson's: Education, Networking, and Support Group

We encourage anyone affected by Parkinson’s to join us.

Military Family Roller Skating Party

Bring your family and meet other military/veteran families during a fun night of roller skating!

Mindfulness and Meditation for Expectant Parents

Becoming a parent can feel overwhelming. In this program, you will learn and practice essential skills of mindfulness and meditation used for centuries and supported by modern science. These tools will nurture a kindhearted presence for you and your expanding new family.

MIRaCLE Moms: Parent-Child Group for Mothers in Recovery

A free,10-week support group for mothers of young children, who are in recovery from substance use disorder, to meet other parents in recovery, learn about their child’s growth and development, and find a community of support.

Mothering After Mother Loss Support Group

This five-week support group on Zoom is an opportunity for mothers of young children to explore how the loss or absence of a mother influences one's own parenting experience. Participants will also have the opportunity to receive and give support to others in the group.

Move with Parkinson's!

Join us for therapeutic movement and dance classes for people with Parkinson's disease.

Music and Moods

A Music Therapy Group for People with Mental Health Diagnoses

Music Therapy for Kids

Join our Music Therapist for an hour of dancing and music with friends on Zoom.

Musical Book Club for Kids

Join JF&CS staff as they read books out loud and sing songs on Zoom.

Navigating the System: Help for Special Needs Parents

Join us for a free webinar series offering practical advice for families of children with special needs. Our expert staff will explain your options and rights as you help your child reach their full potential.

New Adoptive Parents Support Group

Join our new adoptive parents support group.

North Shore Parkinson's Care Partner Group

Are you caring for someone with Parkinson's disease? A new Care Partner Support program is now forming on the North Shore.

Online Workshop: Medical Risk in Domestic Infant Adoption

Join Dr. Lisa Prock for an online workshop that provides information to prospective adoptive parents about medical information/biological history they may receive regarding their child.

Online Workshop: Transracial Adoption and Racial Injustice

Please join Adoption Resources and adoption educator Angela Tucker for an insightful online workshop about transracial adoption.

Parent Café

Connect with other parents and hear from experts in different areas of parenting.

Parent Loss Bereavement Group - Weekly

The Betty Ann Greenbaum Miller Center for Jewish Healing is offering a Parent Loss Bereavement Group that provides emotional and spiritual support for adults who have lost a parent.

Parents of Multiples Support Group

Come share the unique experiences of mothering more than one baby.

Parents of Toddlers Support Group

A weekly support group for parents of toddlers, aged 1 - 3.

Parkinson's Adult Child Support Group

Our Adult Child Group offers adults who are supporting a parent or parents with Parkinson's disease the opportunity to share resources and find mutual support and encouragement.

Parkinson's Care Partner Support Groups

The Parkinson's Care Partner Support Groups help reduce stress for family members as they share strategies.

Parkinson's Therapeutic Movement and Dance

Therapeutic Movement and Dance targets the movement challenges of Parkinson's disease.

Partner Loss Bereavement Groups

The Betty Ann Greenbaum Miller Center for Jewish Healing is offering Partner Loss Bereavement Groups that provide emotional and spiritual support for adults who are grieving the loss of a partner/spouse.

Postpartum Depression Support Group - “This Isn’t What I Expected”: Navigating Postpartum Depression, Anxiety, or Other Emotional Complications

These groups offer the opportunity for mothers suffering from depression or anxiety to meet in a nurturing environment.

Pregnancy Support Group

Free weekly support group for women who are pregnant.

ReelAbilities Disabilities Film Festival: My Hero Brother

JF&CS is proud to partner with the ReelAbilities Disabilities Film Festival for My Hero Brother.

Resolving Trauma by Enhancing Reflective Functioning: An Attachment Perspective

The concept of reflective functioning, the capacity to meaningfully reflect on states of mind in self and other, will be the focus of this Master Class.

Shoulder to Shoulder Open House

You are invited to attend the Shoulder to Shoulder Veterans Day Open House at Jewish Family & Children's Service (JF&CS).


Recreational group for kids ages 8-12 and teens ages 13+ who have siblings with special needs. Meeting monthly for fun activities and outings.

Single Parents Support Group

A weekly support group for single parents with babies under the age of one.

Sleep Conversation: How Routines Affect Sleep

Sleep is one of most talked about concerns of parents. Routines are another. But are they linked?

Suicide Loss in the Jewish Community: An Evening of Learning

Join us on Wednesday, March 2nd, 2022, for a fascinating conversation on raising awareness and responding to the impact of suicide loss in the Jewish community.

Suicide Loss Survivor Support Group

Providing suicide loss survivors with a safe, supportive and judgement free environment where they can express themselves, find comfort, hope and resources with others confronting the pain and loss of a suicide.

TeenSafe Open House for Prospective Teens and Families

Join us for a virtual dessert break to learn about TeenSafe, JF&CS Journey to Safety's response to dating abuse in our community.

TeenSafe Open House for Youth Advisors, Youth Educators, and Others Who Work with Teens

Join us for a virtual coffee break to learn about TeenSafe, JF&CS Journey to Safety's response to dating abuse in our community.

The Journey Through Prematurity: From the NICU to Early Childhood

Join JF&CS and the Massachusetts March of Dimes for a FREE conference for families affected by premature birth.

The Vilna Shul's Downtown Young Families Welcome Back Havdalah

Join the Vilna Shul and JF&CS for a relaxed and delicious kosher buffet dinner while meeting other families.

Toward a Dementia-Inclusive Community

This symposium explored community-wide adaptations that can improve livability and quality of life for the growing number of individuals and families affected by dementia.

Tremble Clefs Chorus

The Tremble Clefs choral group is designed to help strengthen the voices of people with Parkinson's disease.

Virtual Symposium: Let’s Talk About Dementia and Culture 2022

Join us for a conversation about disparities in the risk of developing dementia, and in access to dementia diagnosis, research and care, and to explore cultural values and ways of understanding dementia.

Welcome Baby!

Let us welcome your family to the Jewish Community with a home visit, gift package, and resource guides to programs and events in your area.
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