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Family Table Distribution Day Schedule

Help set up the pantry, sort food donations, package orders for recipient families, and deliver to recipients.

Adoption Resources Orientation - Waltham

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

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.

Balancing Act: Alzheimer's/Related Disorders Family Support

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

Bereavement Support Group

The Betty Ann Greenbaum Miller Center for Jewish Healing offers ongoing Bereavement Support Groups that provide emotional and spiritual support for people living with loss.

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.

Breastfeeding Support Groups

Provides a space for women to gain support around feeding issues and share information and resources.

Café Hakalah

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

Celebrate the Season: Music, Mingle & Mirth

Enjoy a fun afternoon of singing, schmoozing, and moving.

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

Save the Date for the 2017 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.

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.

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

Join Lisa Albers Prock, MD, MPH, FAAP, Director of the Adoption Program at Children's Hospital Boston, for a workshop that provides 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 Phone Support Group

Free phone 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 Groups for Parents of Newborns

Do you have a new baby? Would you like to meet other moms? New parents are invited to come with their infants.

HALO Swim and Sing

A family program model with lifeguarded swimming and professional music therapy for children with neurological and other disabilities and their families. JF&CS does not provide supervision.

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 Honoring Barry Shrage

Save the date for the 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.

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.

Kids’ Connection Corner

A free program that provides children with autism ages 7–14 with the opportunity to participate in creative activities while making friends.

Military Family Roller Skating Party

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

Mothering after Mother Loss

This five-week support group is an opportunity for mothers of young children to explore how the loss and absence of a mother influences one’s own parenting experience as well as to receive and give support to others in the group.

Mothering Without a Model Support Group

Did you grow up with a mother who was unable to provide a positive model of parenting?

Move with Parkinson's!

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

Parents of Twins, Triplets, and More

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

Postpartum Depression Support Group - “This Isn’t What I Expected”

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

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).

Sibshops

A free support group for kids ages 8-14 who have siblings with special needs.

Sleep Conversation: How Routines Affect Sleep

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

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.

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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