Bereavement

bereavement Many people struggle with feelings of sadness and loss following the death of a loved one.

If you have recently lost a family member, spouse or companion, the JFS Bereavement group can help. At JFS, we recognize that each individual experiences grief differently. We discuss how to cope with your feelings and help you to begin the process of healing. You will gain sustenance from Jewish tradition; comfort from the community; support from psychological insight; coping strategies from shared experience; and friendship from others who are dealing with their own losses.

Ongoing Group:

  • At JFS, One Holly Hill Lane, Greenwich

Thursdays, 10:30 – 11:30 am
Facilitators: Lisa-Loraine Smith, LCSW, Executive Director of JFS and a rotating member of the Greenwich Jewish Clergy

  • OnlineAll you need is a computer with Internet access.

Tuesday nights 7 – 8 pm

Fee: $180 per 8 sessions (Sliding scale fees available as needed.)

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How do I sign up?

To join this group or to get more information, please call 203-622-1881 or simply complete the online form below:








A JFS social worker will contact you soon to answer any questions you might have and to determine if this group will be a good fit for your needs.

Here’s what some participants have to say about JFS Support Groups:

“The JFS Bereavement Group helped me get through an extremely difficult time. The sessions were supportive, and I left them with a sense of healing and peace.” –Ms. S., age 45

“I found the JFS Separation & Divorce Group to be of great value. The common bond of facing a new life after major disappointment brought everyone in the group together.” –Ms. M., age 56

“The group facilitator, along with the support from the participants, provided me with the tools to deal with what I was going through. Not only have I changed for the better, but I have developed new friendships that will last for years to come.” –Mr. K, age 48

“I want to thank you for leading us through the desert to the mountain. Life is a journey…happiness and contentment are on that road.” –Mrs. B., age 66