Support Groups

Berevement Support Group

Sinai Cares Staff Clinical Social Worker Deborah Gordis will be facilitating an 8-week adult bereavement support group, beginning in January, for individuals who have experienced recent loss due to the death of a parent, sibling, or spouse/partner. Bereavement groups allow those who have lost a loved one to share and process their grief with others who have experienced a similar loss.

The group will meet in-person for some sessions, virtually for others, once a week. The goal of the group is to provide a space for connection and healing within a safe and supportive environment. Group size will be limited to 8-10 participants.

If you have questions about whether this group is right for you, or if you would like to participate, please reach out by email to Deborah at


We are a group of parents of young adults and teens who are struggling with life. Examples of such difficulties might be: isolation, social difficulties, school avoidance, school failure or other learning differences, vocational struggles, inhibitions around launching and independence or strained relations with friends and family. Many struggle with mental illness, learning disabilities, Asperger’s, substance abuse or autism. Some are undiagnosed, just not living up to society’s expectations.

We meet once a month and support and encourage one another as we look at strategies for helping our young adults. We understand the journey, which has many twists and turns, often not what we expected when thinking about raising a child. We laugh, cry, share resources, and support one another. Occasionally, we have speakers join us and supplement our knowledge of resources available, including housing options, legal remedies, new medications or treatments, etc.

The group meets monthly and is open to anyone who is interested. All information shared is completely confidential. Should you have any questions, please call the Temple Sinai office at (202) 363-6394.

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