Jewish Family Service (JFS) Counseling, Support & Discussion Groups 


Jewish Family Service is the professional social service and mental health division of the Jewish Community Association of Austin and a beneficiary of the Jewish Federation of Greater Austin Annual Campaign. JFS provides a wide array of mental health and support services to the Jewish community and to the wider Austin community, including counseling and psychotherapy, support groups, case management, emergency financial assistance, and community consultation and education programs. JFS also provides consultation related to the inclusion of people with disabilities in services and programs in the Austin Jewish community. JFS offices are located at 11940 Jollyville Road, Suite 110 South, Austin. Contact JFS at (512) 250-1043 and by e-mail at jfs@shalomaustin.org.

Depression & Bipolar Support Group

In this weekly group, participants who have experienced symptoms of depression and other mood disorders will have the opportunity to discuss individual issues and feelings as they share ideas about how to achieve emotional wellness. This group is intended to co-occur with individual counseling and/or psychiatric treatment.  If you are interested, please contact carlye.levine@shalomaustin.org or call at (512) 250-1043.

KAVOD: A Support Group for Jewish Adults Caring for Elderly Parents

This professionally facilitated support group focuses on empathy, coping, and problem-solving, while sharing the joys and challenges of caring for aging parents For more information and to register, contact caryle.levine@shalomaustin.org at (512)-250-1043. Meets in ECP Multipurpose Room.
Th I 7:30-9 PM I Every 3rd Thursday I $0m/$0nm

Wellness with a Disability Support Group All Ages

This professionally facilitated group provides participants an opportunity to address issues related to living with a disability. Participants share ways to cope, reduce stress, improve relationships, solve problems, and increase a sense of well-being. To participate, contact mary.axelrud@shalomaustin.org or call (512) 250-1043.
F | 2-3:30 PM | ongoing l $0