Online support groups where college students and faculty and staff can discuss feelings and impacts from the war in Israel.


In light of recent events in Israel and Gaza and the reverberations across U.S. college and university campuses, Jewish Family & Children's Service and BaMidbar are joining together to provide mental health support for our college and university communities in Greater Boston.

As clinical experts, we recognize the toll that these events are taking on our students, faculty, and staff and are creating a safe online space to seek support, process personal experience, and share individual emotions.

Two sessions—one for students, another for faculty and staff—will run concurrently, with separate registration for each.

Register for the Student Group

Register for the Faculty & Staff Group

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JF&CS offers deep expertise in mental health and trauma-informed care, and a cultural sensitivity to the needs of the Jewish community. We provide a wide variety of individual and group supports to foster mental health and emotional wellbeing.

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.