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.

Bereavement: Loss of a Parent
Designed specifically for adult children who have recently lost a parent. CLICK HERE for more information.

What’s Eating You?
Explore your relationship with food. CLICK HERE for more information.

Healing Meditation
Meditation is recommended for pain management, loss & anxiety and aids in healing. 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.

Career Workshop: Applying Online
How to beat the system. CLICK HERE for more information.

Parent Support Group for Loss of an Adult Child
COPE offers FREE monthly support to parents who have lost their adult child. Having the peer support from other parents who can understand is life saving. COPE parent support groups offer parents a safe place to share their grief and find the tools to live with their unimaginable loss. 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
  • Congregation Beth Israel
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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 the second Friday of each month
10:30 am–12 pm
Fee: Free and open to the public
Lunch and snack included; transportation available.

The AZORS Senior Adult Day Program provides caring and compassionate service to adults over the age of 60 living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias and their families. For further information, contact Pam Jaffe at pjaffe@friedbergjcc.org.