JFS Counseling, Support & Discussion Groups 


Jewish Family Service is the professional human service and mental health branch of Shalom Austin and a beneficiary of the Shalom 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, emergency financial assistance, and community consultation and education programs. Contact JFS at (512) 250-1043 and by e-mail at jfs@shalomaustin.org

The High Holidays

The High Holidays this year are going to look very different. As we prepare to celebrate, let us also make sure that we are taking care of our mental health during these strange times.​ Find helpful resources here: A Guide to Improve Mental Health in the New Year​.


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 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 jfs@shalomaustin.org. Meets in Room 147.

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