Counseling & Other Services

Jewish Family and Community Services

Jewish Family & Community Services

There are many support and counseling options facilitated by Jewish Family & Community Services (JFCS).

As time moves on, our needs change. Visit to find out how JFCS can help you:

  • Understand PTSD
  • Reduce stress in difficult times
  • Live courageously in the face of threats
  • Move from grief to peace
  • Sleep peacefully again

For the most current schedule of available support and counseling visit

Individual counseling is available at JFCS by appointment. Call 412-422-7200.

For support options offered at Jewish Community Center (JCC) of the South Hills call 412-278-1975 for more information.

JFCS staff have also been working with Jewish Day schools, the Public School System, local synagogues, organizations and groups. If your community, organization or agency needs extra support, please be in touch.


Facing Financial Need?

During this difficult time, no one should be further distressed by finances. JFunds' network of Jewish financial support services may be able to help you find a solution. Visit

Talking to your college age kids at the holidays

Talking to your college age kids at the holidays

Jewish Family & Community Services wants to give you the tools for speaking  with your college aged children about the attack while they are home for the holidays.

"Our hopes for a happy and warm holiday can still be achieved if we anticipate and prepare for our children’s needs to experience and express their grief, confusion and loss in light of the Tree of Life tragedy."

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Crisis Text Line

Crisis Text Line

Text "HOME" to 741741 to be connected immediately with a volunteer Crisis Counselor. Every texter is connected with a real-life human being trained to bring texters from a hot moment to a cool calm through active listening and collaborative problem solving.

Pittsburgh Action Against Rape


Call the PAAR crisis center's "warm-line" to speak to a helpline counselor day or night 24/7 (1-866-363-7273 - when prompted press 2).

Tri-State Canine Response Team

Tri-State Canine Response Team

Tri-State Canine Response Team is a non-profit organization, serving NJ, PA, and DE, which is dedicated to providing certified and trained handler/dog teams for Animal Assisted Activities, Animal Assisted Therapy and Animal Assisted Crisis Response Teams to children, families, neighborhoods, and communities that are in crisis, and also support First Responders, providing emotional support and aid. Teams will comfort victims of disaster, catastrophe, or violence fostering resilience and self-efficacy.

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Need to Talk with a Rabbi?

Contact Rabbi Amy Bardack to find the support you and your loved ones need.

Amy Bardack

Rabbi Amy Bardack

Jewish Life and Learning

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