National Council of Jewish Women St. Louis begins a new session of the Jean Stein Bloch Wife Widow Woman support group for recently widowed women in November. The goal of this program is to bridge the gap between grief and growth, reducing the sense of isolation experienced from loss of a spouse. The program also strives to help participants on their personal journey to becoming more independent single women after living as a couple. “People who are experiencing like emotions are able to be the most supportive as one rebuilds after a loss,” said program chair Eleanor Rosenbaum.
The Wife Widow Women program provides a source of comfort, giving participants a safe place to talk about the issues that they may be unable to discuss with family and friends. A recent program participant explained, “Women in the group quickly bond over similar experiences and are able to comfort each other facilitating our own healing in the process.”
All recently widowed women are welcome to participate and may be of any age, race or religious background. There is no cost to join the group as it is generously underwritten by Nardie and Sally Stein, Berger Memorial and Susan Turken.
The next session begins Wednesday, Nov. 6 at the NCJWSTL offices at 295 N. Lindbergh Blvd. Space is very limited and participants must pre-register before Oct. 28 in order to join the group, which meets twice a month, from 10:30 a.m–12 p.m. through April.
For more information, contact Heather Silverman at email@example.com or call the NCJW office at 314-993-5181.