Support Groups


Bereavement Support Group

Mondays, 3:30 to 5:00 pm
JFCS East Bay Berkeley office
(925) 927-2000

This group offers heartfelt support and guidance for relatives and friends who have suffered the loss of a loved one. Within a Jewish context, we address feelings of loneliness, loss, and isolation; coping with anger and other unexpected emotions; learning how to live with grief; and how to move forward. We also cover changing family dynamics, reestablishing community connections, facing financial changes, and addressing estate or other financial decisions. Registration required.

Café Europa

Group leader: , LCSW
(925) 927-2000, ext. 257
Please call for updated dates, times, and locations.

Café Europa provides a special meeting place for Holocaust survivors, their family members, and their friends. These unique gatherings feature social activities, speakers, musical programs, and refreshments. (Funded in part by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, Inc.)


Contact: , LCSW
(925) 927-2000, ext. 257
Please call for schedule and location details.

Chaverim is a social and educational group for Jewish adults with developmental disabilities.

Long-Distance Family Caregiver Support Group

First and third Wednesdays of the month
5:00 to 6:30 pm
JFCS East Bay Berkeley office
Fee: $25 per meeting (sliding scale available)
Contact: (510) 558-7800, ext. 716

If you are an adult caring for older parents who live out of staff, join this group to discuss the difficulties and unique challenges of your situation. The group addresses issues such as choosing caregivers, finding housing placements, family conflict, dementia, depression, geriatric disabilities, serious medical problems, and more. Registration required.

Further information

For general information about support groups, please call (510) 704-7475.



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