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Thursday, November 30, 2017

Bereavement Support Group Begins January 24

Bereavement Support Group Begins January 24

Rafael Spiritual Healing Services, a program of Jewish Family Service Mental Health Specialists and the Jewish Community Chaplaincy, is offering a bereavement group for people who have experienced the loss of a loved one. The group will run on Wednesdays from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m., beginning January 24 through March 14 at Jewish Family Service, 3201 South Tamarac Drive in Denver. Participants are asked to make a commitment to attend all eight sessions. The cost is $200. Arrangements can be made for those unable to pay.

This unique group not only supports people through the process of grieving, but also fosters connections with self, faith, and community by integrating Jewish traditions and rituals. It is best for those who are three months post-loss. The group will be co-facilitated by Rabbi Eliot Baskin, D. Min., Jewish Community Chaplain, and Arleen Gershen, LCSW, a JFS psychotherapist.

“These bereavement groups not only provide valuable support during the eight sessions, but we find that the participants connect deeply with each other and often remain friends long after the group has ended,” says Rabbi Baskin.

For more information or to register, contact Arleen Gershen at 720.248.4598 or agershen@jewishfamilyservice.org.