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Good Evening JFS! 2021 was a great success!
Over 400 supporters joined us on Zoom to learn more about
JFS SV and our continued efforts during this past difficult year.
Immigration Law Clinic
Jewish Family Services and the American Immigration Lawyers’ Association, Silicon Valley Chapter (AILA) offer a pro bono immigration law clinic to serve our refugees. The clinic provides clients with valuable legal advice and assistance relating to all areas of immigration law.
Clients who come to this country as asylees or refugees (those who fled their home countries because of persecution) can now receive help to complete green card and citizenship applications and fee waiver applications to ameliorate the costs of the application fees (totaling well over a thousand dollars.)
The clinic will return when the Shelter-in-Place has been lifted.
For more details, and who to contact, go to Refugee Services page.
Counseling Support Groups - Summer 2021
This summer, Rabbi Brickner is offering the following JFS SV community support groups. Support groups help to provide tools and friendship through sharing ideas and resources with peers and professionals. They are most helpful for families and friends needing “helpful hints.”
Wise Aging: This group is intended for people who have children in college or about to become empty nesters. Based on Rabbi Rachel Cowan's and Dr. Linda Thal’s book, Wise Aging. Join us for a series of vibrant discussions on ways of aging mindfully and with meaning.
Teach Your Children Well: An eight-week working parents meet-up that will meet every other Monday evening from 7:00—8:00PM starting June 28th.
We Care: An eight-week caregivers support group beginning Wednesday evening, July 7th , from 7:00-8:00PM, meeting weekly throughout the summer. This group is for anyone navigating the day-to-day challenges of caregiving for a loved one living with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.
Bereavement and Grief Support: An eight-week grief support group that meets every other week starting on June 21st to provide people experiencing grief or mourning the loss of a loved one the tools to cope with their loss. This group begins on Monday evening, June 21st, from 7:00-8:00PM, and will meet on the first and third Mondays through the summer.
Coming Up for Air: This is a half-hour of guided meditations for people wanting to unwind at the end of the workday that meets every Thursday at 4:00PM.
To learn more about participating in one of these groups, call 408-357-7451 or email Rabbi Brickner firstname.lastname@example.org. For more details, go to the Counseling page.