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Hub of Support: Resources

North Shore Congregation Israel cares for all of our congregants and members of our community. We are particularly concerned for our most vulnerable NSCI congregants.


General Support

Please let us know if you need assistance or to connect with us for support. Additionally, please let us know if you are aware of someone who might benefit from this kind of outreach. By using this LINK, your confidential information will go to the NSCI Clergy and we will follow up when appropriate.


Financial Support

Are you in need of emergency financial support due to the Covid-19 Pandemic? Generous contributions from our congregants and JUF have made it possible for NSCI to provide one-time, confidential micro-grants to congregants who find themselves in need of emergency funds for housing issues, medical support, and food. In addition, we can help congregants find longer-term support for ongoing, systemic challenges. To apply for a confidential grant, please fill out  THIS FORM and one of our clergy or executive director will get back to you as soon as possible.


Are You Experiencing Any COVID-19 Symptoms?

NorthShore University Health System is offering resources to help identify symptoms of COVID-19. Click here for more information.


Conversation on Mourning & Loss

Tuesday, September 22, 7.00 pm

Losing a loved one is difficult enough. Loss during a global pandemic is ever more challenging.  High Holy Days raise up our losses as we reflect on life and death.  Marsha Raynes, LCSW, Coordinator and Clinical Educator, Adoption, Infertility and Bereavement Support & Elizabeth Ury, Director of Jewish Community Engagement and NSCI liaison of JCFS will lead a conversation for our community in between Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur.  Click HERE to register.


Find Support Through Jewish Child and Family Services (JCFS)

Jewish Child and Family Services is offering free support to our congregants in this uncertain time.

Elizabeth Ury, LNHA and JCFS Chicago Director of Jewish Community Engagement will be available to work with individuals who are looking for resources to help with life events such as divorce, aging issues, mental health and parenting. Please email This service is free to NSCI members.
Call 855-ASK-JCFS (855-275-5237) or email to access their available resources, their on-line grief support groups, counseling and response center programs.


Community Pandemic Update: An NSCI/JUF Conversation

Join NSCI President Marilyn Perlman and Rabbi Geffen in conversation with JUF CEO Lonnie Nasatir about the communal resources for support to our congregants during the Covid 19 Pandemic. Click here to view the recorded conversation from May 19.


Addiction and Recovery Support

North Shore Congregation Israel is a caring community for individuals struggling with addiction and in recovery, as well as for their friends and family.

We also want to make sure that you know about the following online resources for recovery support:

  • Alcoholics Anonymous Virtual Meetings
  • Al-Anon Electronic meetings for adults impacted by a loved one’s addiction
  • Alateen Chat Meetings for youth ages 13-18 impacted by a loved one’s addiction
  • Families Anonymous Virtual Meetings for family members impacted by a loved one’s addiction. Meetings are held on Zoom on Tuesdays from 7:00pm to 8:30pm.
  • JACS is an acronym for “Jewish Alcoholics, Chemically dependent, and Significant others,” a peer-led support group for Jews in addiction recovery, offering space for all Jews in addiction recovery to come together to support each other in their recovery journey. This program runs on Zoom. Email to join and receive the login information.

Specifically for Older Adults

The CJE offers easy to access programs, videos and resources for older adults. Click HERE to access the resources.


For Dealing with Stress and Anxiety about COVID-19 

Click HERE for tips from Johns Hopkins and the CDC on how to manage COVID-19 related stress.


For Parents
Click HERE for resources from the The Child Mind Institute on managing your own anxiety and supporting your kids and their concerns.


Pandemic Parenting:  Looking Ahead

Click here for a recording of the May 11 conversation with two experts on children, families and anxiety, Ellen Sachs Alter, PhD., a licensed clinical psychologist, and Jennifer Welbel, LCPC, owner of the North Suburban Center for Anxiety.  Rabbi Greene hosted this program in which our speakers offered NSCI parents responses to the question: How do we support & respond to our children right now & looking ahead beyond the school year?  


Healthcare Professionals on the Frontlines: A Conversation of Affirmation, Information & Support -YouTube

With Rabbi Lisa Greene & Ken Moses, PhD, an expert on crisis, trauma, loss & grief. (recorded Sunday, April 26).  If you are interested in further conversations on this topic, please email Rabbi Greene.


Virtual Recovery Programming & Resources

We're grateful to our friends at Beit T'Shuvah in Los Angeles for inviting our community to participate in their featured events and weekly offerings as well as to access their online recovery resources. Click HERE to visit their website. 


Grocery Stores

We recognize the difficulty you might have in accessing groceries. Here’s a list of area grocery stores offering at least
one of the following; curbside pick-up, delivery, and/or special shopping hours for seniors and those with
compromised immune systems.


Aldi in Northbrook
Grand Food Center
Heinen’s of Glenview

Sunset Foods
Trader Joe’s
Whole Foods


Walking Boldly Into the Future Together: A Conversation Between Rabbi Geffen and Bishop and Pastor Fitzpatrick of the Stone Temple Church

Click here for the recorded conversation.
Rabbi Geffen in conversation with our friends Bishop Derrick Fitzpatrick and Pastor Reshorna Fitzpatrick from the Historic Stone Temple Church in Lawndale to discuss how we might move forward to best address racial injustice and create a better future together.

Sun, September 27 2020 9 Tishrei 5781