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As we navigate these difficult times of the COVID-19 health crisis, we are listening to the needs of the community and transforming the services we offer. Thanks to your generous donations to the Shalom Austin Annual Campaign, volunteers and staff team, Jewish Family Service (JFS) is providing support to those in need. Follow us on Facebook to stay up-to-date.


Mindfulness Mondays

Do you feel distracted? Hurried? Preoccupied? Join us to learn more about stress management. Practicing mindfulness early in the week is a great way to hold onto peace and relaxation from the weekend and get yourself calmly focused on the week ahead. 

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Mindfulness for kids

Here and Now: Mindfulness for Kids

Here and Now is a weekly mindfulness practice for children, preschool-age through Elementary School. Mindfulness exercises help children learn to self-regulate emotions, focus on the present moment, and strengthen self-control. This practice offers a chance for children to strengthen those skills from home! 

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More videos coming soon.


Adjusting to the New Normal in an Age of Uncertainty

Watch to learn more about the impact of the pandemic on our mental health from the clinical professionals of Shalom Austin Jewish Family Service. We discuss strategies for adjusting to the new normal and coping skills that can improve wellbeing.

Redefining Normal in the Age of COVID-19

Life looks very different than it did at the beginning of 2020. While our lives continue to change, so does the impact COVID-19 has on us each day. The resulting transformation has rattled our expectations, the way we make decisions, our relationships, and how we feel about ourselves. You might find yourself asking, “If this is the new normal, then what now?” In this webinar, Shalom Austin Jewish Family Service examines how COVID-19 continues to shape our mental health and how to increase flexibility around change and learn skills to build resiliency.

Breaking Out of Isolation: Living Alone During


In this webinar, Shalom Austin Jewish Family Services shares how the impact of social isolation can effect your health and wellbeing with a focus on learning about how to cope with this and finding new ways to connect with yourself and others.

COVID-19 and Your New Workplace

Since the pandemic, our lives have changed dramatically. For some, work and home life is now entangled. Many people are balancing the roles of parent and teacher, in addition to job duties. Others have seen their physical workplace transform or had threats to their financial security. How can we make it all work? In this webinar, we will discuss how to implement safety protocols that protect your work/life balance! Join us to learn strategies to cope with increased workplace stress, establish healthy boundaries, and practice self-care as a discipline.


Telehealth Sessions

Shalom Austin Jewish Family Service now offers our confidential and compassionate mental health services through telehealth platforms. Our highly skilled therapists offer video therapy and counseling, either on a sliding fee scale or through eligible insurance. For more information, email or call 512-250-1043.

Emergency Financial Assistance

Which financial assistance is right for you?

As we navigate these difficult times of the COVID-19 health crisis, we want you to know about a variety of offerings to help Jewish families in need. Shalom Austin Jewish Family Service (JFS) and Hebrew Free Loan of Austin (HFLA) offer assistance year-round, as well as having special funds set aside for the current emergency.

JFS can provide one-time financial assistance to help with rent or utilities. For more information, email or call (512) 250-1043.

We have designed this resource snapshot to help you determine which type of assistance is the right fit for you or a loved one.

Rachel VanScoyoc

Rachel VanScoyoc

JFS Office Manager

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