Holocaust Survivors and their relatives (pictured above) who are members of the WJCS support groups meet to share memories, deal with old fears and find inner peace. Recently, they had another purpose for meeting: a Chanukah party held at the Westchester Reform Temple in Scarsdale, with musical accompaniment provided by a grant from the Hidden Child Foundation.
The groups for Survivors, Second Generation and Child Survivors, meet regularly under the guidance of a skilled professional, sort out traumatic events of the past, find solace and deal with the reactivation of old concerns created by current events.
The Second and Third Generation Group deals with issues relating to separation and over-protectiveness as well as aging, deteriorating health and retirement.
The groups, which are supported by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, meet monthly at WJCS and are facilitated by counselor Halina Rosenkranz, 914-924-4697. She also provides community education through countywide meetings and gives presentations at high schools.
For information on other services for Survivors, contact Debbie Schrag, MSW, at WJCS, 914-761-0600 x232.