JFS Counseling, Support & Discussion Groups 


Jewish Family Service is the professional social service and mental health division of the Jewish Community Association of Austin and a beneficiary of the Jewish Federation of Greater Austin Annual Campaign. JFS provides a wide array of mental health and support services to the Jewish community and to the wider Austin community, including counseling and psychotherapy, support groups, case management, emergency financial assistance, and community consultation and education programs. JFS also provides consultation related to the inclusion of people with disabilities in services and programs in the Austin Jewish community. Contact JFS at (512) 250-1043 and by e-mail at jfs@shalomaustin.org

KAVOD: A Support Group for Jewish Adults Caring for Elderly Parents

This professionally facilitated support group focuses on empathy, coping, and problem-solving, while sharing the joys and challenges of caring for aging parents. For more information, contact Carlye Levine at (512)-250-1043 or carlye.levine@shalomaustin.org

3rd Thursday of Every Month I 7:30-9 PM l Ongoing l Free of Charge
Shalom Austin Admin Bldg. Conference Room

Mood & Mindfulness 

Do you feel distracted? Hurried? Preoccupied? This personal development workshop will teach mindfulness techniques that can help participants to be more present and aware in daily life. Mindfulness has the power to improve relationships, increase self-control, boost productivity and can lessen depression and anxiety.  For more information, contact Emma Howitt at 512-250-1043 or emma.howitt@shalomaustin.org. Meets in Room 147.  

Every other Tuesday I 2:30-3:30 PM I 5/23/17-6/1/2018 I Ongoing I Free of Charge

Wellness with a Disability 

Approximately one in five Americans has a disability. This group provides a safe and supportive place for Jewish adults with disabilities to discuss issues of mutual concern, learn from one another and celebrate community. Discussion topics are determined by the group and may include: dealing with the healthcare systems, accessing resources, connecting with the Jewish community and self-care. Enrollment in this group requires a pre-screening with the facilitator. For more information, contact carlye.levine@shalomaustin.org at (512)250-1043. Meets in Room 147.

F I 2:00-3:30 PM I Ongoing I Free of Charge