Temple Emanu-El of Palm Beach offers three excellent support groups to those in need. It is said that the easy things in life we can do by ourselves, while the more difficult things we must do together. We invite you to take advantage of these groups. They exist for you when you need them. All are free of charge and open to the public.
Being a caregiver can be mentally, physically, and emotionally draining under the best of circumstances. The challenges of caring for a sick or elderly loved one can often result in caregivers ignoring their own physical and emotional health, often to the extent that they don’t recognize or cope with the symptoms of stress that they are experiencing.
Temple Emanu-El’s Caregiver Support Group offers a safe place to discuss the stresses and challenges of providing care for a loved one, as well as strategies for also caring for yourself.
Our Caregiver Support Group is free of charge and is open to Temple members and guests alike.
About the Facilitator – Dale Kinzer
Dale Kinzer, a licensed clinical social worker, received her Masters from Yeshiva University Wurzweiler School of Social Work In 1980. She received her undergraduate degree from SUNY at Buffalo. From 1993 to 2003, Dale worked as a bereavement specialist for the Mid-Island JCC in Plainview, New York where she facilitated Loss of a Spouse and Loss of a Parent Groups as well as groups for individuals going through a separation or a divorce. Presently, Dale is the Bereavement and Group Specialist for the Alpert Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Palm Beach where she continues to conduct bereavement groups and caregiver support groups for those who are dealing with a loved one suffering from an illness.
This support group is for people who have suffered the loss of a loved one and are looking to gain strength and insight as they pass through the stages of mourning. What is the grief process? What is the impact of grief on relationships? What challenges are related to special days and holidays and healthy coping?
Our support group provides an opportunity for participants to learn as well as share their own questions and experiences.
These workshops are free of charge and are open to members and guests alike.
About the Facilitator – Jordana Perlman
Jordana Perlman, LCSW, is a Licensed Psychotherapist with a background in mental health, marriage and family therapy and bereavement. She is the founder of Psychotherapy of the Palm Beaches. Jordana graduated from Brandeis University with a BA in politics and philosophy. After focusing on lobbying and advocacy work in Washington DC, Jordana relocated to Palm Beach to pursue her passion of working directly with individuals, couples and families by earning her MSW at Florida Atlantic University