Jewish Child & Family Services (JCFS) *

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Jewish Child & Family Services is your first and best connection to trusted, innovative care that meets the individual needs of each child, teen, adult and family JCFS serves across Chicagoland.

Got a question? Just call 855-ASK-JCFS (855-275-5237) for one-stop, toll-free access to trusted, innovative services, including: counseling & support; testing, assessment & therapies; special education; child welfare; special needs camps & inclusive recreation; services for people with disabilities; community education and wellness.

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* Listings with an asterisk are part of the JUF/JF partnership of agencies serving the Chicago and worldwide Jewish community.

Jewish Child & Family Services (JCFS) *

Central Office
216 W. Jackson Blvd.
Suite 700
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: (855) 275-5237
Fax: (312) 855-3750
Web: http://www.jcfs.org

Jewish Child & Family Services is your first and best connection to trusted, innovative care that meets the individual needs of each child, teen, adult and family JCFS serves across Chicagoland.

Got a question? Just call 855-ASK-JCFS (855-275-5237) for one-stop, toll-free access to trusted, innovative services, including: counseling & support; testing, assessment & therapies; special education; child welfare; special needs camps & inclusive recreation; services for people with disabilities; community education and wellness.

Bikur Cholim (Visiting the Sick) Training Program *

Jewish Healing Network of Chicago
Goldie Bachmann Luftig Building
5150 Golf Road
Skokie, IL 60077
Phone: (847) 568-5100
Email: jhnc@jcfs.org
Web: http://www.jcfs.org/jhnc
Contact: Rabbi Joseph Ozarowski

Interactive and educational training offered in synagogues provides guidelines for visiting the sick. A group of Bikur Cholim coordinators from synagogues throughout the area also meet bi-annually to share successes and challenges.

Camp Firefly *

Jewish Child & Family Services
255 Revere Drive, Suite 200
Northbrook, IL 60062
Phone: (855) 275-5237
Email: ask@jcfs.org
Web: http://www.jcfs.org/campfirefly
Contact: Audra Kaplan, PsyD, Camp Director

The Firefly summer camps offer four different options to meet the varying developmental needs of boys and girls who have been diagnosed with social disorders. The camps offer a fun and therapeutic environment focused on enhancing children's social, communicative and adaptive development. Firefly Day Camp allows campers to work in small groups with trained counselors specializing in social communication disorders. 

Firefly Day Camp is held at the JCC's Elaine Frank Apachi Day Camp in Lake Zurich. Firefly Overnight Camps are partner programs with JCC's Camp Chi, located near the Wisconsin Dells. These programs range from one to three weeks in length, depending on the age of the camper.

• Firefly Day Camp June 22- July 17, 2015 (ages 7-11)
• Camp Firefly Session A July 19-24, 2015; Session B July 26-31, 2015 (ages 9-14)
• Camp Firefly Teen July 19-31, 2015 (ages 14-16)
• Camp Firefly Next Step July 12-July 31, 2015 (ages 16-18; must be a graduate of Camp Firefly Teen to participate)

Comfort and Care During Advanced Illness *

Jewish Healing Network of Chicago
Goldie Bachmann Luftig Building
5150 Golf Road
Skokie, IL 60077
Phone: (847) 568-5100
Email: jhnc@jcfs.org
Web: http://www.jcfs.org/jhnc
Contact: Elizabeth Siegel Cohen, LCSW, Outreach and Bereavement Specialist

Ensures quality of life for patients and families facing advanced illness in a Jewish context. JHNC has preferred provider relationships with Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care, and Midwest Palliative & Hospice CareCenter. Both provide medical hospice services that focus on comfort and symptom relief. JHNC ensures that the spiritual and emotional needs of patients are met by a Jewish chaplain, staff training, educational and spiritual materials, and resources for Jewish religious observance.

Community Programs *

Jewish Healing Network of Chicago
Goldie Bachmann Luftig Building
5150 Golf Road
Skokie, IL 60077
Phone: (847) 568-5100
Email: jhnc@jcfs.org
Web: http://www.jcfs.org/jhnc
Contact: Elizabeth Siegel Cohen, LCSW, Outreach and Bereavement Specialist

It takes a community. Whether you want to connect with others dealing with similar issues or seek professional guidance to ease a life transistion, JCFS is here to help. There are resources in the neighborhood, including community education and family wellness, one-on-one and group support, Therapeutic Yeshiva program and a dedicated Orthodox community liaison.

Counseling and Support *

Jewish Child & Family Services
Ten locations across Chicagoland
Phone: (855) 275-5237
Email: ask@jcfs.org
Web: http://www.jcfs.org

JCFS counseling staff promotes personal growth for its clients in response to a variety of situations such as, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, illness, bereavement, relationship issues, family conflict, separation, divorce, remarriage, job loss, disabilities, divorce mediation, trauma, peer and social difficulties, school/academic concern, family violence or abuse and emotional or behavioral changes in youth. JCFS offers short- and long-term therapy for adults, children, teens, couples and families of all backgrounds, provided by masters and doctorate level clinicians at ten locations including Downtown, West Rogers Park, Northbrook, Skokie, Arlington Heights, Lombard and Flossmoor.

Disability Helpline *

Jewish Child & Family Services
Phone: (773) 467-3838
Email: disabilityhelpline@jcfs.org
Web: http://www.jcfs.org

When caring for a family member with a disability, the responsibilities can become overwhelming in ways many others can’t comprehend. Despite your love and determination, being a caregiver may leave you feeling unsure, resentful and lonely.  Reaching out for professional help and placing a call to the JCFS Disability Line can mean that assistance is in sight.

Divorce Specialty Center: Families Redefined *

Jewish Child & Family Services
Community Sites
Phone: (855) ASK-JCFS
Email: ask@jcfs.org
Web: http://www.jcfs.org/divorce
Contact: Tami Solo

Provided by JCFS’ Community Counseling Centers, the Divorce Specialty Center offers divorce consultation, case management, individual, family and group counseling, support groups, services for children, divorce mediation and financial counseling. Counselors will be there to assist you during this transition in your life.

Financial Counseling

Jewish Child & Family Services
Community Sites
Phone: (855) ASK-JCFS
Email: ask@jcfs.org
Web: http://www.jcfs.org

Whether you are struggling financially or wrestling with the challenge of how to manage the money you have earned or received the heart of the matter is the same: Becoming a better financial steward of your money is a priority. In learning good financial stewardship infused with Jewish values, you can develop more confidence in managing your day-to-day living expenses while also planning for your future. JCFS’ staff of financial counseling specialists can help you create financial balance, by assisting you in developing and managing budgets, planning for the future, and accessing important community resources. A financial counseling specialist can meet with you in one-on-one sessions to begin your journey toward better money management.

Foster Care *

Jewish Child & Family Services
216 W. Jackson Blvd.
Suite 700
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: (312) 673-2767
Email: nancyschwartz@jcfs.org
Web: http://www.jcfs.org
Contact: Nancy Dorfman-Schwartz

JCFS places children and adolescents from birth to 21 years of age who are wards of the State in JCFS foster homes. Specialized Foster Care program serves children who have a high degree of emotional/behavioral and medical problems. The full service, comprehensive program provides individual/family therapy, group therapy, life skills classes, respite care and case management services.

Is being a foster parent right for you? It is if:

• You've parented your own children and are proud of who they have become
• You consider yourself a good teacher
• Giving a child a better life mobilizes compassion in you
• You will experience the joy of watching a child bloom into a responsible, well-adjusted individual

HIAS Chicago (Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society Chicago) *

216 W. Jackson Blvd.
Suite 700
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: (312) 357-4666
Fax: (312) 855-3291
Email: hiaschicago@jcfs.org
Web: http://www.hiaschicago.org
Contact: Jodi Doane

Advocacy for the rights of refugees and immigrants on national, state, and local levels. Broad range of pre- and post-immigration services, including refugee processing; permanent residency preparation; assistance with family-based petitions; assistance in the citizenship application process; reparations assistance for Holocaust survivors; community outreach and education; immigrant integration programs. Trained multi-lingual staff and corps of volunteers. Services provided at multiple sites in Chicago and the north and northwest suburbs. Volunteers are welcome! Volunteers help individuals in the citizenship application process through teaching citizenship preparation classes in English, providing bilingual in-home citizenship tutoring and conducting practice citizenship interviews with applicants.

HIAS Chicago Volunteers *

Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS Chicago)
216 W. Jackson Blvd.
Suite 700
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: (312) 357-4666
Fax: (312) 855-3291
Email: hiaschicago@jcfs.org
Web: http://www.hiaschicago.org

Promotion of immigrant and refugee rights for Jewish refugees and immigrants from the former Soviet Union and others, location services, and assistance in the citizenship application process: teaching citizenship preparation classes in English, providing bilingual in-home citizenship tutoring and conducting practice citizenship interviews with applicants.

Holocaust Community Services *

Jewish Child & Family Services
Goldie Bachmann Luftig Building
5150 W. Golf Road
Skokie, IL 60077
Phone: (847) 568-5151
Fax: (847) 568-5250
Email: hcs@jcfs.org
Web: http://www.jcfs.org/holocaust-survivors

Provides care management, financial assistance, and socialization programming for survivors living in the Chicagoland area. A collaborative effort of JCFS, CJE SeniorLife and the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago.

Integrated Pediatric Interventions (IPI) Program at JCFS *

Jewish Child & Family Services
Phone: (855) 275-5237
Email: ask@jcfs.org
Web: http://www.jcfs.org/IPI
Contact: Marlies Gramann, Director of Early Intervention

Joy Faith Knapp Children’s Center
3145 W. Pratt Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60645

Elaine Kersten Children’s Center
255 Revere Drive, Suite 200
Northbrook, IL 60062

Speech, Occupational and Developmental Therapies for children ages birth-10 with developmental delays.

"Where do I turn for questions about my child's development?"

While growth charts track weight and height, measuring other developmental milestones is not as clear. When a baby has trouble learning to hold a bottle, or a toddler doesn't seem to say as many words as others, parents may wonder if their child is a late bloomer or if it's something more serious. When questions arise, turn to Integrated Pediatric Interventions (IPI). Services include:

EVALUATIONS including Autism and developmental assessments, psycho-educational testing

DEVELOPMENTAL THERAPY focusing on play activities to increase pre-academic skills, language and communication, social and emotional behavior, gross and fine motor skills and self-help

SPEECH AND LANGUAGE THERAPY including verbal apraxia, language development, Pivotal Response Training for children with autism, feeding and eating development, and auditory verbal therapy for children with cochlear implants

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY including sensory integration therapy, neurodevelopmental treatment and daily academic-related activities, such as writing, motor planning and assessing a child's learning style

SOCIAL WORK AND SOCIAL SKILLS DEVELOPMENT including individual and group parent guidance and support, play-based family therapy, social skills groups, translating interventions to home, and school advocacy

JCARES Domestic Abuse Prevention and Education *

Jewish Child & Family Services
Phone: (855) 275-5237
Email: ask@jcfs.org
Web: http://www.jcfs.org

Diverse coalition that educates, advocates and collaborates to promote innovative policies and practices addressing abuse across the Jewish community and beyond. Rooted in Jewish values and empowered by the combined strength of coalition members, JCARES is a catalyst for systemic change that supports healthy relationships, homes and communities. Community Workshops have covered topics from Elder Abuse to the Connection between Addiction and Domestic Violence and more. CEU’s and CPDU’s available.

Jewish Center For Addiction

Jewish Child & Family Services
Goldie Bachmann Luftig Building
5150 Golf Road
Skokie, IL 60077
Phone: (847) 745-5422
Email: ask@jcfs.org
Web: http://www.jcfs.org
Contact: Beth Fishman, Ph.D., Manager

The Jewish Center for Addiction (JCA) was created to assist those in the path of addiction's immediate trauma and to help build caring communities that are aware of and responsive to the problem of addiction. Programs address specific needs of Chicago's Jewish community. These include community awareness events such as educational presentations for schools, synagogues and other community-based groups; professional training for mental health professionals and for clergy and other Jewish communal professionals; and services for community members such as sobriety support, information and referral to addiction treatment resources, support groups, pastoral counseling, and spiritual programs for Jews in recovery and their families. JCA strives to raise awareness of addiction in the Jewish community, and awareness of the needs of Jewish individuals in the secular treatment community. JCA encourages Jewish communal organizations to rent space to 12-Step and SMART recovery groups.

Jewish Healing Network of Chicago *

Main Listing
Jewish Child and Family Services
Goldie Bachman Luftig Building
5150 Golf Road
Skokie, IL 60077
Phone: (847) 568-5100
Fax: (847) 568-5125
Email: jhnc@jcfs.org
Web: http://www.jcfs.org/jhnc
Contact: Elizabeth Siegel Cohen, LCSW

Ensures that information about and access to social service, health and spiritual resources is available to people facing issues of illness, addiction and loss. Provides referrals to existing services in the Chicago area and creates new services where needed. Administered by Jewish Child and Family Services in collaboration with CJE SeniorLife, the Chicago Board of Rabbis and Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation. Programs available throughout the community.

Legal Advocacy Center (LAC) *

Jewish Child & Family Services
216 W. Jackson Blvd.
Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60606-5056
Phone: (312) 673-2740
Fax: (312) 855-3754
Email: sandeshamash@juf.org
Web: http://www.jcfs.org/legal-advocacy
Contact: Sande Shamash, J.D.

Provides legal representation, consultation, and information and referral services to individuals with disabilities and their families. Advocacy Services also provides consultations and information and referrals to the social service staffs of Jewish Federation agencies and other community agencies. This Federation program focuses on special education law, mental illness and developmental disabilities law and adult guardianship law.

Marriage Preparation *

Jewish Child & Family Services
Chicago metropolitan area
Phone: (224) 625-2819
Email: marriageprep@jcfs.org
Web: http://www.jcfs.org
Contact: Rosalie Greenberger, LCSW, Coordinator

Helps engaged or newly married couples gain understanding about their relationship, so they can be better prepared on their journey of marriage. Marriage Preparation offers couples individual sessions and covers topics including communication styles, problem solving, marriage expectations, and looking at both strength and growth areas in their relationship. Couples will complete the Prepare and Enrich inventory as a part of the Marriage Preparation service.

Migdal Oaz *

CILA Homes for Adults with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities
Jewish Child & Family Services
Rogers Park (expanding to the suburbs soon!)
Phone: (773) 467-3838
Email: disabilityhelpline@jcfs.org
Web: http://www.jcfs.org
Contact: Emily Tegenkamp, Intake Coordinator

Provides support, assistance and training in community settings for adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities.

Pastoral Counseling *

Jewish Healing Network of Chicago
Goldie Bachmann Luftig Building
5150 Golf Road
Skokie, IL 60077
Phone: (847) 745-5433
Email: jhnc@jcfs.org
Web: http://www.jcfs.org/jhnc
Contact: Rabbi Joseph Ozarowski

Available for short-term work with community members to address spiritual issues raised by struggles with illness, addiction and loss.

Project Esther: The Chicago Jewish Adoption Network *

Jewish Child & Family Services
Goldie Bachmann Luftig Building
5150 Golf Road
Skokie, IL 60077
Phone: (847) 745-5408
Email: marsharaynes@jcfs.org
Web: http://www.jcfs.org
Contact: Marsha Raynes, Director

Celebrating adoption in the Jewish community, Project Esther supports, strengthens, educates and connects diverse Jewish adoptive and prospective adoptive families. Services include consultation regarding the adoption process, Information and Referral, support groups, educational programs, family social events and post-adoption services.

Project Shield *

Jewish Child & Family Services
Goldie Bachmann Luftig Building
5150 Golf Road
Skokie, IL 60077
Phone: (847) 568-5209
Email: projectshield@jcfs.org
Web: http://www.jcfs.org
Contact: Rachel Zimmerman, Project Shield Coordinator

Committed to building awareness, education and support for the recognition, prevention and treatment of child sexual abuse in the Jewish community. Provides a confidential helpline for information and referral services for victims and adult survivors of sexual abuse. In addition, the program offers education and training services for students and staff at area day schools and summer camps.

Psychological Services *

Jewish Child & Family Services
Elaine Kersten Children’s Center
255 Revere Drive
Suite 200
Northbrook, IL 60062
Phone: (855) 275-5237
Email: ask@jcfs.org
Web: http://www.jcfs.org
Contact: Alysa Slay, Psy. D., Director of Psychological Services

Psychological testing is a positive step toward understanding learning differences, cognitive or emotional or other mental disorders. And, studies show that early detection of underlying issues can lead to better outcomes in terms of intervention and treatment. However, JCFS understands that beginning the process of psychological testing for you or your child can also raise many questions.

The clinical team at JCFS Psychological Services has provided this FAQ to help walk you through the process. Rest assured that you are in good hands. Each year, our team of licensed clinical psychologists and doctoral candidates conducts numerous evaluations tailored to fit each client’s specific needs. The team works to ensure that clients receive thorough preparation and individualized recommendations that will best suit their needs.

Refugee Resettlement Services *

Jewish Child & Family Services
Phone: (773) 516-5528
Email: refugeeservices@jcfs.org
Web: http://www.jcfs.org
Contact: Barbara Urbanska Yeager, Coordinator of Resettlement

Resettlement services are available to refugees and immigrants. The program offers case management, cultural orientation, counseling, advocacy, financial assistance, information and referral (when appropriate) to government benefits and to other programs or services, including medical, educational and vocational.

Respite Programs for Families with Special Needs *

Jewish Child & Family Services
Joy Faith Knapp Children's Center
3145 W. Pratt Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60645
Phone: (855) 275-5237
Email: allisonrodenhouse@jcfs.org
Web: http://www.jcfs.org
Contact: Allison Rodenhouse

Helps decrease a family’s stress level, provide social and recreational outlets for children and improves the overall functioning of the family. The program takes a supportive and nurturing approach, which enhances a child’s growth and development while providing parents short-term relief. Offers many types of Respite scenarios for parents who need a little “me time” throughout the year. Programs are provided for children and adults and include community and home-based support services for clients with developmental and/or mental health diagnoses, Sunday group respite services, and family respite weekends.

Response *

Jewish Child & Family Services
9304 N. Skokie Blvd.
Skokie, IL 60077
Phone: (847) 676-0078, (855) 275-5237
Fax: (847) 676-0574
Email: responsecounseling@jcfs.org
Web: http://www.responsecenter.org

Helps adolescents in the Jewish and general community develop skills in communication, decision-making and leadership necessary to deal with life's challenges. Response's community outreach, prevention and education workshops provide experiential, prevention-based education to teens, professionals and parents, offering participants the opportunity to learn more about current topics impacting tweens, teens and those who work with or parent them. Response's counseling department provides teens and their families who may be coping with a range of concerns including depression, parent-teen communication, questions about sexuality and relationship issues with a safe space to talk. Parent and teen education and support groups also available.

Service for People with Disabilities *

Jewish Child & Family Services
Phone: (855) 275-5237
Email: ask@jcfs.org
Web: http://www.jcfs.org

For adults who want to enhance their knowledge of issues that affect people with disabilities – working toward greater understanding, empathy, service and leadership – JCFS offers community education courses on a wide range of topics. Past topics have covered Self-Advocacy for People with Developmental Disabilities, Futures Planning, Parenting a Child with Special Needs and more. Open to professionals, people with disabilities, and family members of people with disabilities.

Services for People with Disabilities and their Families *

Jewish Child & Family Services
Joy Faith Knapp Children’s Center
3145 W. Pratt Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60645
Phone: (773) 467-3838
Email: disabilityhelpline@jcfs.org
Web: http://www.jcfs.org
Contact: Tamara Besser, Eva Cooper Director of Services for People with Disabilities

Coordinates a number of services for people with disabilities (primarily developmental) and their families such as Sibshops, family camp, private case management, service facilitation for the home based waiver, futures planning, Disability Helpline and inclusion recreation.

Support Groups *

Jewish Healing Network of Chicago
Goldie Bachmann Luftig Building
5150 Golf Road
Skokie, IL 60077
Phone: (847) 568-5100
Email: elizabethcohen@jcfs.org
Web: http://www.jcfs.org/jhnc
Contact: Elizabeth Siegel Cohen, LCSW

A broad array of illness and bereavement support groups, Information and Referral, consultation, and education. JHNC is a administered by Jewish Child & Family Services in collaboration with CJE SeniorLife and the Chicago Board of Rabbis.

Supported Community Living Initiative *

Jewish Child & Family Services
Phone: (855) 275-5237
Web: http://www.jcfs.org/communityliving

Grassroots movement, guided by Keshet, the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago and Jewish Child & Family Servics, exploring a sustainable, community integrated future for people with developmental/intellectual disabilities. Town Hall Meetings cover topics from legislative issues and effective models in other cities and a strong corps of volunteers is helping to frame the need and action steps for the future.

Therapeutic Day School at Jewish Child & Family Services *

Jewish Child & Family Services
Joy Faith Knapp Children's Center
3145 W. Pratt Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60645
Phone: (773) 467-3900
Email: therapeuticdayschool@jcfs.org
Web: http://jcfsschool.org
Contact: Sandra Spicher

Provides the best educational, emotional and therapeutic services for students of all backgrounds in grades K-12 who have not thrived in a traditional school setting, to encourage their academic, interpersonal and vocational success. An engaging curriculum plus leadership opportunities and support yield success for students with special emotional, behavioral, cognitive and developmental needs. With its low student-to-teacher ratio, positive social interaction, and state-of-the-art facilities including a new Life Skills Room and program, the Therapeutic Day School is designed to meet the needs of children with special needs by alleviating behavioral and emotional struggles and developing a sense of belonging among students.

Therapeutic Preschool at Jewish Child & Family Services *

Virginia Frank Child Development Center
Bernard Horwich JCC Campus
3033 W. Touhy Ave.
Chicago, IL 60645
Phone: (855) 275-5237
Email: jonicrounse@jcfs.org
Web: http://www.jcfs.org/therapeuticpreschool
Contact: Joni Crounse

Provides a network of preventative and therapeutic services to parents and their young children, including a therapeutic nursery and kindergarten, counseling, a get-together group for parents and their young children, and workshops and groups addressing developmental issues and parenting. The Consultation, Education and Training Program of VFCDC provide support to early childhood programs throughout the Chicago area to enable staff to effectively address the psychological and cognitive development needs of the children they serve.

Therapeutic Yeshiva Program at Jewish Child & Family Services *

Joy Faith Knapp Children's Center
3145 W. Pratt Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60645
Phone: (855) 275-5237
Email: davidrosenberg@jcfs.org
Web: http://jcfsschool.org
Contact: Rabbi David Rosenberg

Children who are challenged by a range of emotional and developmental disorders are provided an educational opportunity for success unlike any other in the Chicago metropolitan area. Therapeutic Yeshiva, an arm of JCFS Therapeutic Day School, offers religiously observant families the joyful experience of having their child study history, math and other traditional courses, while also fulfilling the mitzvah of learning Torah. When appropriate, students can take classes from other Jewish schools as part of their academic program. To broaden their social and Jewish involvements, the program seeks volunteer opportunities in the community as well as celebrations at other Jewish schools.

Virginia Frank Child Development Center *

Jewish Child & Family Services
3033 W. Touhy Ave.
Chicago, IL 60645
Phone: (773) 761-4550
Email: jonicrounse@jcfs.org
Web: http://www.jcfs.org
Contact: Joni Crounse

Provides a network of preventative and therapeutic services to parents and their young children, including a therapeutic nursery and kindergarten, counseling, a get-together group for parents and their young children, and workshops and groups addressing developmental issues and parenting. The Consultation, Education and Training Program of VFCDC provide support to early childhood programs throughout the Chicago area to enable staff to effectively address the psychological and cognitive development needs of the children they serve.

JCFS Volunteers *

216 W. Jackson Blvd., Suite 700
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: (773) 467-3746
Fax: (312) 553-5533
Email: volunteering@jcfs.org
Web: http://www.jcfs.org/employment-volunteering
Contact: Karen Goldman, Development Associate - Volunteers & In-Kind Giving

JCFS is at the forefront of providing vital, individualized, results-driven services for thousands of people of all backgrounds each year. Services include counseling and support, developmental, cognitive and behavioral services, special education, camps and recreation, child welfare, services for people with disabilities and their families, and community programs. Volunteer with JCFS and discover a worthwhile and enriching experience. When you give back you make a positive change within your community. Volunteers are an essential part of JCFS. JCFS matches your skills, availability and passions with the volunteer opportunities. Volunteer projects range from once a year, once a week, from the city to the suburbs.

Yad B' Yad *

Jewish Child & Family Services
Joy Faith Knapp Children’s Center
3145 W. Pratt Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60645
Phone: (773) 467-3813
Email: meredithsices@jcfs.org
Web: http://www.jcfs.org
Contact: Meredith Sices, Clinician

Volunteer program bringing together Jewish young adults with developmental disabilities and young Jewish volunteers for social, cultural and religious activities.

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Sinai Temple of Michigan City

Reform congregation.

Congregation Shir-Ami of Oak Park

Conservative congregation.

Congregation B’nai Chai North Shore

Transdenominational congregation.

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