New Announcements from Jewish Family Service of Greater New Haven


The JFS Mental Health Clinic is accepting new clients for virtual therapy. All of JFS’ clinicians are equipped for and trained in providing therapy via video or telephone; they are ready to help! Whether you are seeking an anxiety or bereavement support group, individual counseling to help you with uncertainty or a life change related to the pandemic, or counseling for a child or family member, JFS is happy to talk to assess your needs and point you in the right direction. Contact Hannah Leiterman, LCSW, at (203) 389-5599 x114 or


JFS' Aging Adult Program is excited to announce Marcy Klein, MSW, LCSW, as the newest addition to their team. A Jewish Foundation grant helped support the hiring for this part-time position with JFS’ growing aging adult program. The program provides assessment, case management, counseling, information and referrals to older adults and their families. They are currently forming a family caregivers group and a bereavement group. Those interested in further information should contact Andrea Joseph, LCSW, at (203) 389-5599 x112. Both will be provided through Zoom.

Klein brings a wealth of medical and geriatric experience. From her earliest days working for The Jewish Home for the Elderly of Fairfield, Klein gained experience working in nursing homes, home care agencies and dialysis clinics. She has held several positions providing individual, family and group counseling as well as case management services for frail elderly, medically compromised and disabled people. She has also provided training and leadership to her colleagues, offering in-services, coaching and spearheading initiatives aimed at promoting professional development and client engagement and adherence. Klein resides in Woodbridge with her husband and two sons.


Join JFS’ Rachel Scolnic, LMSW, and Hannah Leiterman, LCSW, for a workshop series on unemployment, job searches and other timely topics. The classes are free and open to the general public and will be conducted via Zoom. You must pre-register by noon on the day before the workshop by emailing A Zoom link will be sent prior to the workshop start time. For targeted assistance, include your resume when registering. Sept. 8, 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m.: Structuring Your Job Search and Creating a Routine for Unemployment Sept. 15, 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m.: Mindfulness and Self Care in Unemployment JFS will add additional topics and workshops with guest speakers from across Connecticut. Follow JFS on Facebook and visit the website calendar at for additional dates and topics.


The JFS Food Pantry continues to provide food to local individuals and families in need of assistance. Although the distribution procedures and operational aspects of the pantry are different, they continue to provide food by pre-scheduled pick up times on Wednesdays and Thursdays. All bags are pre-packed based on client needs and the types of foods available. All clients must wear a mask when picking up their food bags from the sidewalk. If you or someone you know needs emergency or supplemental food, contact the JFS Food Pantry at (203) 397-0796. Calls are returned within 24 hours, except on weekends and holidays.

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