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JQ creates programs and services that foster a healthy fusion of LGBTQ and Jewish identities. These initiatives offer LGBTQ Jews, their friends, families, and loved ones the opportunity to connect with each other while fostering a strong sense of self. JQ International also encourages and strengthens leadership, activism, and social action amongst its members in order to continue creating not only a vibrant and inclusive LGBTQ Jewish community but also the best possible community at large.
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The Jewish Healing Center of Los Angeles has a new bereavement group specifically to address the grief experienced by daughters who have recently lost their mothers. Our groups are non-denominational and run by trained grief counselors. For more information, please call 310-277-1550 or email email@example.com
"Ezra" means help in Hebrew. When it's easy to get, that means everything!
The Ezra Network is an initiative of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles in partnership with Jewish Family Service, Bet Tzedek Legal Services and Jewish Vocational Service to provide social services within synagogues.
Through The Ezra Network, a social worker, job counselor and legal counselor are available to serve the Temple Beth Am community – providing guidance and assistance to those in our congregation, as well as non-members in the area. What you talk about with these professionals is totally confidential.
The Ezra Network professionals are available by appointment:
Rochelle Shapiro, Social Worker -- (323) 229-0235
Alan Zenoff, Legal Counselor -- (323) 549-5827
Stephanie Chais, Job Counselor – (310) 728-5567
This is a FREE service to members of our community.
The Ezra Network can help with:
• Aging Parents (first steps, finding good home help, searching board and care facilities)
• Appealing Disability Claims
• Children/adults with Special Needs
• Divorce and Family Issues
• Domestic Violence Resources
• Drugs and Alcohol Addiction Resources
•Family members with Mental Illness
• Home Foreclosure
• Legal Referrals
• Navigating support systems
• Financial Issues
• Emergency Cash Grants
• Other Counseling and Counseling Resources
• Parent Support Referrals (classes, groups, resources)
• Support Groups (see below)
• Networking and Job Search related workshops
Through the Ezra Network we also offer the following professionally facilitated support groups in your area:
Caregiver Support Group (focus on memory impairment and Alzheimer's) at Temple Emanuel on Tuesdays (Call Nina Reinis at 323-600-5722 for more info)
Bereavement Support Group at Temple Emanuel on Mondays
(Call Rochelle Shapiro at 323-229-0235 for more info)
For more information, visit www.JewishLA.org/Ezra
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