Group Counseling and
Support Groups

Schoke Jewish Family Service offers a wide range of programs to strengthen individuals and families to help them deal with the transitions and challenges that everyone confronts in various stages of life.

Parenting Education Program (PEP)

Registration is required to participate

State required workshop for divorcing couples in the state of Connecticut with children under the age of 18. This program is designed to help parents cope with the stress of divorce and the pressure it can put on your children.

For more information on the Parenting Education Program or to register please contact the Family and Children’s Agency of Norwalk at 203-855-8765.


Let’s Talk

Tuesdays, 11:00 AM at the Stamford JCC (1035 Newfield Avenue, Stamford, CT)
Tuesdays, 1:00 PM at the Westport Senior Center (21 Imperial Avenue, Westport, CT)
Thursdays, 1:00 PM at the Bigelow Center for Senior Activities (100 Mona Terrace, Fairfield, CT)

Meet new people or deepen existing friendships while engaging in meaningful conversation about a wide variety of topics that are important in our lives. Topics may range from how to live a fulfilling life, creating healthy relationships, and savoring our cherished memories, to embracing life-changing circumstances.

Led by a Schoke Jewish Family Service clinical facilitator. For more information, contact Rebekah Kanefsky at 203-921-4161 or rkanefsky@ctjfs.org.


Life Transitions

Wednesdays, 4:00 PM at the Schoke JFS Stamford Office

Provides a forum to discuss the concerns and issues related to job loss and to find alternative solutions for career satisfaction.

Led by a Schoke Jewish Family Service clinical facilitator, Anne Birchenough.
Registration is required. To register please contact Eve Moskowitz at 203-921-4161 or emoskowitz@ctfs.org.


Brain Fitness Program

Ongoing, One on One Consultation

The Schoke JFS Brain Fitness program sends a one-on-one “brain trainer” to your home to help you exercise your mind. Schoke JFS provides an initial screening, a customized weekly program, and meetings scheduled at your convenience. And all for FREE!

To register and organize an initial assessment to see if Brain Fitness is right for you, please call Jami Fener at 203-921-4161 or jfener@ctjfs.org.


Focus on Kids (FOK)

A statewide program for separated, divorced or divorcing parents who experience high conflict around parenting decisions. Program works with both parents, teaching them strategies that help them communicate in a non-hostile manner, so that they can make joint parenting decisions that are in the best interests of their children. Focus on Kids is not therapy, it is a highly structured parent counseling with a large emphasis on communication.

For more information on the Focus On Kids program or to register please contact Erika Garcia at 203-921-4161 or erikag@ctjfs.org


The Grecia and Ron Gross Jewish Family Life Education Program is supported by a legacy gift from the Gross Family.