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Refuat HaNefesh Spiritual Support Group

A safe and loving place where people with mental health challenges, their families, and friends can meet confidentially and discuss how spiritual life and faith can help them to heal. 

  • First and Third Tuesdays of every month at 6:30pm, facilitated by Rabbi Deborah Bronstein and Dr. Jed Shapiro
  • Second and Fourth Wednesdays of every month at 10:30am, facilitated by Rabbi Deborah Bronstein and Reggie Gray, LCSW

Community as Family

Share  experiences and enhance our relationships.  If you are a congregant, approximately sixty years old or older, interested in social-emotional support, information about aging issues, and possibly aging alone, Community as Family is for you. We are a monthly drop-in, welcoming, inclusive support group committed to creating and strengthening positive connections within the elders of our synagogue. We encourage consistent participation in order to maintain emotional trust. Periodically, we bring a speaker to the larger Har HaShem membership on topics of relevance to our aging population.  

 For more information, please contact Cantor Avery or Harriet Edelstein.

  • Fourth Monday of each month from 11:00am-12:30pm

Chronic Health Conditions Support Group

We seek to foster connection between community members experiencing chronic health conditions, illness, pain, and disability by providing a safe and compassionate space where participants feel seen and heard. We strive to help members find hope and healing despite the burden of chronic illness, pain, and disability. We will provide an opportunity to share your experience and learn from others facing similar challenges. This group will provide participants with useful information, emotional support, and hopefully will reduce feelings of social isolation. This support group is co-sponsored by Bonai Shalom and JFS Jewish Disabilities Advocates.

Register here.

One to One

Do you want to speak with someone who has experienced a life event similar to what you are currently or recently struggling to move beyond? Connect with another congregant around a shared experience.  The goal is to offer support to members who wish to speak with someone who individually or within their family has had to face physical or mental illness, loss or other hardships.

If you have questions or would like to be connected with a volunteer please contact David Bernstein.

Mon, December 5 2022 11 Kislev 5783