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.

Let’s Talk

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 Amanda Geffner at 203-921-4161 or

Days and Times

Tuesdays, 11:00 AM at the Stamford JCC
Thursdays, 1:00 PM at the Westport Senior Center
Thursdays, 10:30 AM at the Jewish Senior Services

Employment & Life Transitions

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. To register please contact Lois Meyer at 203-921-4161 or

Days and Times

Wednesdays, 3:00 PM at the Schoke JFS Stamford Office
Group runs on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of every month

Bereavement Support Group

Gather to share feelings and exchange ideas in a non-judgmental environment that provides emotional, practical and spiritual support for grieving the loss of a loved one.

Experience the comfort and healing which comes of being with others who know first-hand what you are going through.

Days and Times

Mondays, 1:45 PM at Temple Israel, Westport
Fridays, 12:30 PM at Schoke JFS, Stamford

Brain Fitness Program

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 Toby Lazarus, Ph. D, at 203-921-4161 or


November 26 – Logic
December 3 – Language and Memory
December 10 – Perception

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