Jewish Healing Connections
"It is not good for people to be alone." (Genesis 2:18)
Jewish Healing Connections (JHC) helps people feel a sense of connection when facing the challenges of illness, loss, or isolation by offering spiritual and communal supports to foster hope, comfort, and wholeness guided by Jewish tradition.
Serving people who are ill and their care partners
- The Friendly Visitor Program matches caring volunteers with frail and isolated elders to provide companionship and a treasured connection to the Jewish community. The program also provides holiday celebrations for frail elders.
- The award-winning Nursing Home/Assisted Living Shabbat and Holiday Program provides regular Shabbat and Jewish holiday programming for Jewish residents living in nonsectarian nursing homes and assisted living facilities.
Serving people facing death and loss and their care partners
- End-of-Life Services provides spiritual support to individuals and families facing life-limiting illness.
- Bereavement Services offers support groups, spiritual support, and holiday bereavement workshops for people dealing with loss.
Serving the community through education and training
- The Caring Communities Resource Network (CCRN) supports synagogue efforts to create and sustain caring communities. We foster dialogue and develop networking and educational opportunities among congregations through synagogue and community-wide trainings, consultation, and conferences. The CCRN is a collaboration of JF&CS and Jewish Family Service of Metrowest (JFSMW).
- The Healing Circle is an innovative workplace model of self-care for human service professionals. It is designed to bring human service staff together to help alleviate the effects of work-related stress with emphasis on the importance of self-care. We provide training for professionals interested in replicating the Healing Circle addressing the unique needs of the specific workplace environment.
- Information and referral.
For more information, call 781-647-JFCS (5327) or email your questions via our contact us page.
This program was funded in part by CJP.