Are you taking care of yourself?
Self-Care IS NOT selfish, it is necessary.

That is why we are launching new monthly online groups.

Plus...check below for an update on our annual holiday toy drive.
Facilitated by
Howard Reznick, MSW, LCSW-C
Creating Calm
in the Storm
3rd Thursday Each Month
11:00 am - 12:00 pm via Zoom
beginning November 18

We’re all going through a challenging time these days. This monthly drop-in group offers the opportunity to share our stressors and get tools and strategies to help us manage them in healthier ways.

Free and open to the public.
Attend as many as you'd like.
Suicide Loss Survivors Group
2nd Thursday each month
11:00 am-12:00 pm via Zoom 
beginning December 10

A monthly group for those who have experienced the death of a loved one by suicide.

Connect with others who understand, learn coping strategies, and get guidance from a grief specialist.

Free and open to the public.
If you are interested in participating, contact Donna Kane at
or click the button below
Facilitated by Donna Kane, MA

Co-sponsored by
Sol Levinson & Bros. Inc.

Support for this program provided by the Mitchell David Endowment Fund.
Facilitated by
Rachel Brodsky, MA, CMC
Caitlin Rife, MSW

When Your Loved One is in Long Term Care
A Caregiver Support Group

3rd Wednesday each month
3:00 - 4:00 pm via Zoom 
beginning December 16

A monthly group for caregivers who can't
be with their loved ones in person because
of the pandemic.

Gain strategies for:
  • Living with the stress and uncertainty of these difficult times
  • Maintaining meaningful contact with your loved one when you can't visit
  • Advocating for a loved one with facilities staff, medical providers, and others. 

Free and open to the public.
If you are interested in participating, contact Rachel Brodsky at
or click the button below
JCS Annual Holiday
Toy Drive
JCS is serving local families affected by financial hardship through a range of agency services. Perhaps now more than ever, many of these families will struggle to afford toys that will brighten their child’s holiday celebration.  

This year, due to COVID-19, JCS is unable to collect and distribute toys. Instead, we are accepting monetary donations which will be used to purchase store gift cards that families can be given to buy toys, books, or crafts for their children.  

Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to help brighten the holiday for child. 
More Programs to Help You Care for Yourself
The following groups are free and open to the public.
2nd & 4th Thursday Each Month
1:30-3:00 pm via Zoom

This group provides people with macular degeneration or other visual impairments with conversation, support, and information on resources and assistive technology.
1st & 3rd Monday Each Month
10:00-11:00 am via Zoom

If you are caring for someone with a Dementia related disorder, this group provides an opportunity for conversation, resources and education.
Second Tuesday Each Month
2:00-3:00 pm via Zoom

This group provides people with Parkinson’s and their family and caregivers with education and support for coping with the physical, emotional, and social impact of the disease..
8 Weeks
Wednesdays, December 9 - January 27
11:00 am-12:00 pm Via Zoom

The group for adults offers an opportunity to share and process your grief, connect with others who have experienced loss, learn coping strategies, and talk with a grief specialist.

Live-captioning may be available for many online programs with at least 48 hours notice by contacting Maryland Relay Service
If you or someone you know needs help, please contact:

Jewish Community Services: 410-466-9200
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-SUICIDE or 1-800-784-2433
2-1-1 Maryland: Dial 2-1-1
View our calendar for information about all our upcoming programs, workshops & support groups.

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