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Wendy Levin-Shaw bids farewell to JFCS

Wendy Levin-Shaw came to work as a therapist at what was then Jewish Family & Children’s Service in 1997. As a graduate student in social work earlier in her life, Wendy had always hoped to work for a JFCS-like organization. She has always been deeply connected to her Jewish heritage,…Read More

Counseling helps Rose move forward

Sometimes life just comes at you hard. In six years, Rose* lost her husband, her favorite sister (and best friend), and even her dog. And she’s only 65. A native of Pittsburgh, Rose lived in Florida for more than 30 years. She wanted to be a dancer, and her husband…Read More

After trauma, a year of “firsts”

by Stefanie Small, Director, JFCS Counseling Services and JFCS Senior Services The first year after a loss is referred to by many bereaved as “The Year of Firsts.” The first Thanksgiving without him. The first Chanukah without her. As each First comes, it causes a new sharp pain of grief,…Read More