Jewish Family Service Support Groups

Who Cares for the Caregivers?

You may feel that there is nowhere to turn, that you are alone in the struggle to be the best caregiver you can be. But you are not alone. In this group, members each have a chance to express what they are going through and receive appropriate feedback from group members and the facilitator. The group is confidential and members feel a sense of freedom to share their burdens.

The next groups are scheduled for May 9, and June 13, at 7:00 p.m. at Tower One/Tower East, 18 Tower Lane, New Haven. For more information or additional dates please email Susan Skalka at or Rabbi Hyman at

Bereavement Support Group

The loss of a loved one is felt differently by different people. Some who are grieving want extra support when times get more difficult. This group is an opportunity to receive peer support from individuals who have experienced something similar so you can cope a little easier.

The next group will take place Monday, May 15, at 6:00 p.m., at the JFS Office at 1440 Whalley Avenue, New Haven. Please register by phone (203) 389-5599, ext. 135.

Both groups are led by Rabbi Fred Hyman, Ed.D., Coordinator of Pastoral Care and Pastoral Counseling at the Jewish Wellness and Healing Center at Jewish Family Service of Greater New Haven, who has many years of experience as a congregational rabbi and as a mental health clinician.


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