Living with Divorce and Single Parenting:
Life is always full of change, but having your nuclear family disrupted is startling and emotionally wrenching. We all plan our lives, but no one plans to get separated, divorced or lose a spouse. But these things happen. Join together with others in the community who are looking to feel less isolated as they reconstitute the idea of family. This group is meant to be a place for WRT members to find community and offer support to one another. It is open to anyone at any stage of the divorce or separation process, and/or those single parenting, and attracts a diverse age-range of participants.
As part of our gatherings, we will work together to understand Jewish traditions and teachings, re-interpreting them and including them as part of our new lives. We'll will work to make WRT a more inclusive community so that those who are not part of traditional family structures feel more welcome. Mostly, we will gather together to share meals, conversation, resources and friendship. Child care provided.
WRT Bereavement Group:
Our prayerbook tells us the daily duties whose worth is beyond measure. One of these important tasks is to accompany the dead for burial. But who accompanies the living as we strive to make meaning out of our loss and to repair the brokenness we feel in our hearts? Join us for the words of our tradition and the stories of our lives. May the memory of our dear ones be a blessing.
Contact the Temple's Main Office for additional information on all of these programs, 914-723-7727.
The clergy team at WRT is please to partner with Jane Slevin, LMFT from Westchester Jewish Community Services (WJCS), in our work to bring support, comfort and healing to our congregants:
Jane Slevin, LMFT
, received her masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Iona College. She is a member of the Partners in Caring team and the Coordinator of the Family Caregiver Network (FCN) at Westchester Jewish Community Services (WJCS). Both programs are funded by UJA Federation of New York and provides free services such as support groups, individual counseling and resource referrals.