CEO Gail Schulman offers mental health support to the Greater Boston community

Dear friends,

The war in Israel has created enormous heartbreak, stress, and trauma in our community—whether people are directly impacted, are missing loved ones, or are anxiously following the news coverage from afar.

In this time of crisis, I want to remind you that JF&CS is here. We offer deep expertise in mental health and trauma-informed care, and a cultural sensitivity to the needs of the Jewish community. We are already receiving calls from people suffering the devastating effects of this war, and we are committed to helping the community move through this difficult time.

If you or people in your life are grappling with sadness, anxiety, and grief, please know that you can reach out to JF&CS Mental Health Connect by calling 781-693-5562 or by writing to We offer free and confidential advice, referrals to therapists (including Hebrew-speaking), support groups, and other resources for addressing mental health concerns.

As a caring community, we are responsible for supporting each other in times of need—and we’re here for you now.

With fervent prayers for peace and security,

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Gail Schulman
Chief Executive Officer

Online support group | October 24, 2023