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March 02, 2022 Suicide Loss in the Jewish Community: An Evening of Learning

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  • Date
  • time Eastern Time
  • location Zoom
  • cost Free
  • organizer JF&CS
    Co-sponsors: Hebrew College and CJP
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“It is not good for people to be alone.” (Genesis 2:18)

Suicide in the Jewish community affects all of us. Are you interested in understanding suicide loss as an important mental health issue? Have you or someone you know lost a friend or family member to suicide?

Learn about how to raise awareness and respond to the impact of suicide loss in the Jewish community at Jewish Family & Children’s Service (JF&CS) event Suicide Loss in the Jewish Community: An Evening of Learning on Wed., March 2 at 7 p.m. on Zoom.

There will be time for Q&A after hearing from the presenters. Guests can submit questions in chat or on camera.


Hebrew College and CJP are co-sponsors of this event.

  • Hebrew College alumna Rabbi Chaplain Suzanne Offit`09 and Marjorie Sokoll, M.Ed., social worker, co-facilitators of JF&CS’s Suicide Loss Survivor Support Group
  • Suicide loss survivors sharing their personal stories
  • Mary Curlew, LICSW, JF&CS clinician involved with suicide prevention efforts in Greater Boston

Rabbi Suzanne Offit, BCC (Board Certified Chaplain) brings many years of experience as a community rabbi and as a palliative care chaplain in the hospital setting. Rabbi Offit works closely with patients and families in times of crisis offering support, calm, hope and a safe space for reflection and transformation. She is a 2009 graduate of the Rabbinical School of Hebrew College.

Marjorie U. Sokoll, M.Ed. is the founding director of the JF&CS Betty Ann Greenbaum Miller Center for Jewish Healing, which offers individuals and families support when facing the challenges of illness, loss, or isolation. Marjie has presented locally and nationally on Jewish healing, end-of-life, and bereavement.

Mary Curlew, LICSW, is Director of Mental Health and Aging at JF&CS. Mary has over 20 years’ experience providing mental health services and training in a variety of settings. Her specialties include trauma informed care, older adult behavioral health, caregiver support and holistic approaches to health care. She has advanced training in Eye Movement Desensitization Movement Reprocessing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy and mindfulness.