Offerings from Jewish Family Service

Child-Parent Psychotherapy Program

Jewish Family Service of Greater New Haven now offers The Child-Parent Psychotherapy program to families with young children aged 0-5. This program focuses on addressing the effects of stress and trauma on infants and young children. Our licensed clinicians work closely with parents and their children, using a strength-based approach. The program will address emotional and behavioral issues that are the result of stress and trauma. Examples of traumatic experiences are: hospitalization, separation from parents, family conflict, divorce or illness of a parent. JFS is a professionally licensed and accredited agency that accepts most insurance plans. 

If you feel that you or someone you know can benefit from our services, please do not hesitate to contact Margaliet Ligtenstein, LCSW, at (203) 389-5599 x105 or JFSGNH looks forward to speaking with you. 

JFS Shalom Group Happenings

JFS of Greater New Haven has been very busy planning meaningful events for the Shalom Group, a social group for Jewish adults with developmental disabilities. For the past 30 years, the agency has been offering social events and educational activities to create a welcoming and inclusive community. 

In February, the group gathered for a night of bowling at Amity Bowl. Attendees bowled several games and enjoyed socializing with friends while practicing their bowling skills. 

Some of the other recent events include a Purim activity, where everyone gathered to make groggers. At the Tu Bishvat Seder, JFS’ Sydney Perry, taught about the meaning of the holiday. Shalom Group Coordinator Rachel Scolnic Dobin, LMSW, says “We have several fun activities planned for this summer, including Shabbat dinners and outdoor picnics.”

If you know someone who might enjoy and benefit from the Shalom Group, please contact Rachel at (203) 389-5599 x109 or

Food4Kids Thanks Crest Lincoln of Woodbridge

JFS thanks Dick Fitzpatrick and Steven Nathman of Crest Lincoln of Woodbridge for their generous ongoing contribution of a vehicle which enables Food4Kids to deliver 354 backpacks of nourishing food to hungry children each week. 

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