Social Services

Gloria Lebeaux, LCSW, Director of Social Services, 516-634-4010, glebeaux@friedbergjcc.org


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We’re Here For You When the Going Gets Rough

The social work department is always working “behind the scenes” to help our members and clients gain their best overall emotional and mental health. Here at the JCC, all aspects of our members’ well-being is important to us! We take the time to listen to our clients’ mental health concerns and then we help start them on their path to accomplishing their goals. Over the years we have helped many people going through a loss or a life transition through our various support groups, short-term counseling and information and referral services. Let us help you!! All services are confidential.

We provide short-term counseling for individuals, families and couples, support groups on various topics, referral and information services; and, educational workshops on a wide variety of topics. If you or someone you know can benefit from our program, please contact Gloria Lebeaux.


The following groups are currently being offered. For more information, please contact Gloria Lebeaux. Groups run at night, during the day and on Sundays.

Loss & Bereavement I & II
Small, intimate support groups designed specifically for those who have lost a spouse. Day and evening groups are available. CLICK HERE for more information.

Grieving Through The Arts
A gentle and creative approach to the grief journey for those grieving the loss of a loved one, recent or long ago. CLICK HERE for more information.

Divorce & Separation 
Small, intimate support groups for those experiencing the challenges and changes that can come with divorce and separation. CLICK HERE for more information.

Group/Individual Career Counseling
Career Connect Long Island, through the Sid Jacobson JCC, provides FREE career counseling with skilled career service professionals. CLICK HERE for more information.

Getting Back into the Job Market
Learn the tips and tools you need to show perspective employers that you keep up with the times and the competition.  CLICK HERE for more information.

Group for Families of Transgender Youth
Share your experiences and learn about a range of health, legal and social topics relevant to transgender and gender diverse young people and their families. CLICK HERE for more information.


Partners in Caring

PARTNERS IN CARING is a UJA-Federation funded project to help JCC members, local synagogue members and individuals living in the local South Shore community.

Partners in Caring Synagogues (group discounts available with synagogue membership):

  • Oceanside Jewish Center
  • Congregation Shaaray Shalom
  • Congregation Beth Ohr
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  • Central Synagogue – Beth Emeth
  • Congregation Ohav Shalom
  • South Baldwin Jewish Center
  • Temple Am Echad
  • Temple Beth Am
  • Congregation B’nai Shalom-Beth David
  • Temple Avodah

Monthly Caregiver Support Group

Meets third Wednesday of each month
12:30–2 pm
Fee: Free and open to the public

The AZORS/Help Social Adult Day Program is sponsored by JASA and the Friedberg JCC and provides caring and compassionate service to adults over the age of 60 living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias and their families.  Since 1968 the Jewish Association Serving the Aging has worked to sustain and enrich the lives of older adults in the New York metropolitan area so that they can remain in the community with dignity and autonomy.

For further information, contact Gloria Lebeaux, LCSW at 516-634-4010.