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Encompassing Bridgeport Easton Fairfield Georgetown Monroe Norwalk Redding Ridgefield Rowayton Southport Stratford Trumbull Weston Westport Wilton

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Case Management and Emergency Assistance
Providing emergency assistance to individuals and families facing emergency needs

Contact Rebekah Kanefsky: 203-921-4161 /
Freedberg Family Kosher Food Pantry
Open Monday – Wednesday, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM 
No appointment needed


Hebrew Free Loan Program

Through generous grants from United Jewish Federation and the Jewish Community Foundation serving Upper Fairfield County, Schoke Jewish Family Service of Fairfield County has established a Hebrew Free Loan program, designed to offer community-members the opportunity to receive interest-free loans to support financial needs that do not qualify for funding through our emergency assistance program.

Families facing unemployment or reduced employment as a result of the pandemic may be eligible for these funds.  

Jewish community-members can receive funding to support immediate, concrete needs including:

  • Emergency home repairs

  • Emergency car repairs

  • Medical expenses

  • Funeral costs

  • Camp tuition

  • Participation in a gap-year or short-term Jewish or Israel education program

  • Tuition for a vocational or technical program to advance their career










Divorce Group – Facilitated by Lois Meyer, LMSW
Mondays, 1–2 PM

No preregistration required; all are welcome


Bereavement Group – Facilitated by Amanda Geffner, LCSW
Mondays, 2:30–3:30 PM

No preregistration required; all are welcome


COVID-19 Virtual Gathering: An Open Forum to Ease Stress

Each session will be facilitated by members of the Schoke JFS Kuriansky Family Counseling Program. 

Registration is limited to 12 participants per session.

Tuesdays, 12 noon

Facilitators: Lois Meyer, LMSW and Valerie Gutman


Thursdays, 4 PM

Facilitators: Dr. Lee Combrinck-Graham and Toby Lazarus, PhD


Fridays, 10 AM

Facilitators: Eve Moskowitz, LCSW and Amanda Hirsch-Geffner, LCSW


Brain Fitness

Mondays, 10:30 AM

Facilitator: Toby Lazarus, Brain Fitness Program Coordinator

INFO 203-921-4161





COVID-19 Virtual Adult Support Group Led by Karen Krupnik, LPC

Tuesdays at 7 PM

In response to the uncertainty and circumstances surrounding COVID-19, Positive Directions is hosting supportive online gatherings for adults of all ages, designed to help maintain healthy connections with others and gain helpful insight and ideas. Fees are billed through insurance. Most major insurances accepted.

REGISTER Angelina Miceli:

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