Congregation Ohav Shalom

Building Community Celebrating Tradition

113 New Krumkill Road, Albany, NY 12208 / (518) 489-4706 / Email Us /

Looking for Support ~ Looking to Help Others

July 17, 2020 - September 1, 2020, All Day
Ohav Shalom
113 New Krumkill Road
Albany, NY 12208

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Ways to receive support:

We continue to encourage members of our community to ask for help, and/or to offer help to those who are vulnerable at this time.
 

JFS Virtual Support Groups Extended Dates

 

JFS is providing virtual groups for teens, adults and seniors*. We are waiving fees for these groups and they will be facilitated by JFS clinical staff.

Once your register, you will be emailed a link / phone number to join the group via Zoom, an online, interactive platform with video — but you can also simply call in! If you need one-on-one help accessing Zoom, please contact JFS at 518-482-8856

 

Coming Up for AIR: A Support Group for Seniors

 Facilitated by the JFS Senior Resource Network team, this group is for older adults to discuss Aging Information and Resources and other timely issues. We will address staying connected when you feel disconnected, coping with the barrage of changes and realities that impact your life, maintaining safety in your home, preserving healthy habits and self-care, and more.
Facilitators: Erin Plonka, LMSW, Lynda Shrager, OTR, MSW, CAPS,and Clara Simon, MSW

Tuesdays, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. 5/19, 5/26, 6/2, 6/9, 6/16, 6/23, 6/30

Now available Wednesdays, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. 6/17, 6/24, 7/1, 7/8, 7/15, 7/22

Wednesdays, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

6/17 – Coming Up for Air- getting to know you

6/24 – How to Stay Connected (dealing with social isolation)

7/1 – Healthy Habits and Self-Care

7/8 – Safety in the Home

7/15 – Self-Advocacy

7/22 – Taking the Next Breath

 

To register: 518-482-8856, info@jfsneny.org or online form

 

Mission Impossible: Parenting During COVID-19

Parents are stretched to the limit, but our kids need us more than ever.
If this feels impossible, that’s because it is! Gather virtually with area parents to commiserate, support each other, and offer suggestions on how to do the impossible: parenting (and educating) in the time of quarantine. This group is open to parents of children of all ages (infancy through high school)

Facilitator: Claire Greenhill, MS

Tuesdays, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. 6/17, 6/23, 6/30 – NOTE: 6/16 group will be on 6/17

To register: 518-482-8856, info@jfsneny.org or online form.

* Group meets Wednesday 5/27 due to Shavuot on 5/28.

Student Chat

This group is for middle- and high-school students experiencing frustration with being
stuck at home. We’ll talk about what it’s like being trapped with your family full-time,
missing your friends, the loss of end-of-school-year activities, and other stressors. 
 
Facilitators: Claire Greenhill, MS,and Lauren Weisberg, PsyD

Tuesdays, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. 5/19, 5/26, 6/2, 6/9, 6/16, 6/23, 6/30

To register: 518-482-8856, info@jfsneny.org, or online form.

Mindfulness Practice & Discussion to Combat Tension

Mindfulness is the practice of being fully present in the moment – it takes practice, but it can help with emotional regulation, anxiety, depression, and managing day-to-day stress. This group will provide guidance, discussion, and practice mindfulness activities.

Facilitators: Judi England, RN, LMT, and Lauren Weisberg, PsyD

Mondays, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m., 6/1, 6/8, 6/15, 6/22, 6/29 (no group on 5/25)

To Register: 518-482-8856, info@jfsneny.org or online form.

 

Resilience & Activities that Promote Emotional Well-being

In this group, we will discuss and help participants implement ways to regain and maintain resilience, identify tools to fuel your spirit, and engage in activities to address boredom, lack of purposefulness, and isolation. Activities will be modified for physical limitations you may have. This will also be an opportunity to discuss shared interests that you value and enjoy.

 

Facilitators: Lauren Weisberg, PsyD and Nanette Brenner, OTR

Mondays, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m., 6/15, 6/22, 6/29, 7/6, 7/13, 7/20

To Register: 518-482-8856, info@jfsneny.org or online form

 
TO REGISTER: email info@jfsneny.org, call 518-482-8856 or visit jfsneny.org
You will be emailed a link / phone number to join the group via Zoom, an online, interactive platform with video — but you can also simply call in! If you need one-on-one help accessing Zoom, please contact JFS.
* More groups being added. Please be in touch to suggest additional topics.

Ask for Support

Jewish Family Services~http://www.jfsneny.org/jfs-and-jewish-federation-mobilize-to-help/ . 
 
Please remember that both Rabbi Dan and Rabbi Rena are available for spiritual guidance or sustenance, referral for services or conversation about specific issues of concern at this time. Contact us at ravrena@gmail.com or ohavrab@gmail.com
 
We are in this together. Every one of us can help strengthen our community by offering the gifts of kindness, patience and generosity of spirit to one another and to ourselves.  
With our wishes for a Shabbat of peace, joy and well-being.  Shabbat Shalom
 

Encouragement~Support~Help

 
One of our young congregants has created a great way to show our appreciation for first responders and medical staff who are with us and helping in these difficult times. Click here for a link to send an encouraging word.
 
We continue to encourage members of our community to ask for help, and/or to offer help to those who are vulnerable at this time.

Ways to Help Those In Need

Jewish Family Services of Northeastern New York~ http://www.jfsneny.org/jfs-emergency-relief-fund/  
 
Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York~http://www.regionalfoodbank.net/ 
 
IPH (formerly Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless)~ https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/1415634?code=StandardWebDonation and add IPH 188ES under Adopt – A – Program. Or send a check payable to Regional Food Bank of Northeastern NY, 965 Albany Shaker Road, Latham, NY 12110.
Memo 188ES.
 
Trinity Alliance of the Capital Region~: https://donorbox.org/trinitydonation-2
 
 
 
 
 
 
We are in this together. Every one of us can help strengthen our community by offering the gifts of kindness, patience and generosity of spirit to one another and to ourselves.