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Support Groups via Zoom

Support Groups via Zoom

The comfort, support and validation gained by interacting with others in a similar position can be vital to mental and physical well-being. JFS support groups are free and open to all.

Caregiver Support Group

This group offers support to anyone caring for an older adult, regardless of where the older adult resides or how far their disease has progressed. You are welcome to participate in this group whether you are caring for someone who lives in a long-term care facility or for someone who lives in your home, with someone else or independently.  No matter the level of care needed or the capabilities of the person cared for, you will find this group a safe place for caregivers, family and friends of people needing care.

  • Develop a support system.
  • Exchange practical information on care giving challenges and possible solutions.
  • Talk through issues and ways of coping.
  • Share feelings, needs, and concerns.
  • Learn about community resources.

Second and fourth Monday of each month. Group does not meet on holidays.
3:00 to 4:00 p.m.

For more information or to receive the Zoom link, call Tara Burns at (763) 300-3146 or by email, or Rabbi Cathy Nemiroff at (651) 910-3113 or email her.

The Caregivers Support Group is a partnership between JFS and Sholom. It is funded under a contract with the MAAA as part of the Older American Act Program.


Grief Support Group

This group offers participants a nurturing, confidential environment of support as they journey through the grieving process.

  • Develop a support system.
  • Exchange practical information on care giving challenges and possible solutions.
  • Talk through issues and ways of coping.
  • Share feelings, needs, and concerns.
  • Learn about community resources.

First Wednesday of each month. Group does not meet on holidays.
3:00 to 4:30 p.m.

For more information or to receive the Zoom link, call Bonnie Jaffe, RN, at (651) 497-8248 or email her.

The Grief Support Group is a partnership between JFS and Sholom.


This Loss is Different: Facing the high holy days and the loss of a loved one.

Click here to watch this event that was held on September 2, 2020. Participants came together on Zoom to consider the meaning of loss and its impact upon us as we prepare to celebrate the Jewish High Holy Days as well as recognize the memory of their loved one.