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Grandparents of Interfaith Families Support Group

STAMFORD – When grandparents find themselves part of an interfaith family, the relationships between the two generations may be difficult, strained and wrought with emotional challenges. Differences between practicing traditions of each religion could be upsetting for some Jewish grandparents, creating an emotional tug-of-war.
Jewish Family Service in Stamford (JFS) is now offering a support group to help Jewish grandparents with interfaith families navigate with the issues and challenges of their situation in an open and safe forum. The group will meet for four sessions on Mondays from 5:30 pm to 6:30 p.m., May 6 to June 3 (May 27) for four sessions. Workshops will be facilitated by Melanie Donathan, JFS staff psychotherapist and Rabbi Vicki Axe of Congregation Shir Ami of Greenwich.
The cost of the series is $18 per session/$54 for all four sessions, if paid in advance. Meetings will take place at the JFS Stamford office, 733 Summer St, sixth floor. For additional information or to register, contact Melanie Donathan at (203) 921-4161 or mdonathan@ctjfs.org.

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