While loss is inevitable, what we do with the loss isn’t always so clear. Motivational speaker, author, grief consultant, and facilitator, Rachel Kodanaz, author of “Living with Loss: One Day at a Time,” will provide hope, ideas, lessons and practicality with a compassionate, realistic approach.
Join us for this interactive presentation, and come prepared with your own questions about loss and recovery. Book signing to follow the program. This event is free and open to the community-at-large.
The Jewish Community Mental Health Coalition is proud to present the first in a series of videos about reducing the stigma of mental illness. The first video is real people here in Kansas City, answering one question: “What do you wish someone had said to you about mental illness?” Take a minute to watch and then share this powerful video.
JFS will give gifts to over 350 people for Hanukkah this year. Help wrap these gifts at our Hanukkah wrapping party – it’s great for all ages, so bring the whole family!
We still need gift cards from Target, Wal-Mart, HyVee and Hen House, as well as donations by cash, check or credit card by Monday, November 11th to ensure delivery by Hanukkah.
Life is a journey – a sacred path with unpredictable terrain. We need comfort and care, both when we rejoice and when we mourn. The festival of Hanukkah reminds us that light in the midst of darkness can feel like a miracle. The lights of comfort, community and tradition offer us light in the middle of our own personal darkness, and Hanukkah invites us to take inspiration for moving towards healing with courage and understanding.
This sacred and supportive time offers spiritual healing and renewal for every stage of life. Our contemporary service includes prayer, song, readings, and personal reflection.