1.847.537.1771 info@templechai.org

Enrichment & Renewal Links

Jewish Views

Jewish Healing Foundation: Integrating Religion and Spirituality into the Body and Soul www.jewishealing.com/

Union for Reform Judaism Jewish Family Concerns urj.org/life/community/

Union for Reform Judiasm Health Matters urj.org/life/health/


Grief Support

Peer support curriculum for children ages 5-13 that provides healing to those grieving a loss or life altering crisis. http://www.rainbows.org

Bereavement resources and care for the dying www.growthhouse.org/

Grief Links good-grief.org/

Center for Grief Recovery-general grief counseling and bereavement resources www.griefcounselor.org/

Survivors of Suicide www.survivorsofsuicide.com

AARP Resources on grief and loss www.aarp.org

Jewish Child and Family Services-Jewish Healing Network of Chicago www.jcfs.org/jhnc



Public Health - Most Common Cancers in America
Video on how to reduce your risks of getting cancer. "Our growing collection of expert resources is designed to educate and empower both individuals and communities. We strive to be more than health manuals and 101s. Our guides reflect the latest research and advice from pioneers in the industry." http://www.publichealth.org/public-awareness/cancer/

The Mesothelioma Group
Published a guide to understanding cancer. www.mesotheliomagroup.com/understanding-cancer/

MesotheliomaHelp.org - A Compassionate Community that gives you Answers. MesotheliomaHelp.org connects patients and caregivers with mesothelioma and asbestos exposure, through a 24/7 live chat, Q & A sessions, workplace information, and a much larger array of information. Get a free Care Giver's Kit or Patient's Guide. http://www.mesotheliomahelp.org/

Center for Jewish Genetics www.jewishgenetics.org/


Caring for Aging/Disabilities

Caregiving Assistance, Resources and Education www.CAREgivinghelp.org

American Association of Retired People www.aarp.org


The AgeNet ElderCare Network www.caregivers.com

Today’s Care Giver’s Magazine www.caregiver.com

Caregiver Action Network caregiveraction.org/

Medicare publications www.medicare.gov/Publications/Search/SearchCriteria.asp.

"Nursing Home Compare" at www.medicare.gov/nhcompare/home.asp helps
locate Nursing Homes anywhere in the United States

CJE Senior Life www.cje.net

Jewish Child and Family Services-Jewish Healing Network of Chicago www.jcfs.org

Caring for Aging 

Advocacy & Consumer Protection Organizations:

Access America for Seniors www.usa.gov/Topics/Seniors.shtml

Alzheimer's Association
919 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 1000
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: (312) 335-8700
Fax: (312) 335-1110 www.alz.org

American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)
601 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20049
Phone: (202) 434-2300
FAX: (202) 434-2320 www.aarp.org


The Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives
745 Fifth Avenue, Suite 900
New York, New York 10151
EMAIL: bawinfo@dana.org www.dana.org/brainweek

American Public Health Association
Gerontological Health Section www.ph.ucla.edu/ghsnet

Families USA
1334 G Street NW
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: (202) 737-6340
Fax:(202) 347-2417 www.familiesusa.org

Gray Panthers
2025 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 821
Washington, DC 20006
Phone (202) 466-3132
Fax (202) 466-3133 www.igc.org/graypantherssf/index.html

Innovations in End-of-Life Care www.edc.org/lastacts

Last Acts Campaign www.lastacts.org

Medicare Rights Center1460 Broadway
11th Floor New York
NY 10036
212-869-3850, ext. 19 (phone)
212-869-3532 (fax) www.medicarerights.org

National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare (NCPSSM)
10 G Street, N.E., Suite 600
Washington, DC 20002-4215
Phone: (202) 216-8470 (Direct)
(202) 216-0420 (Main)
Fax: (202) 822-9612 www.ncpssm.org

National Senior Citizens LawCenter(NSCLC)
1815 H Street NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20006
Phone (202) 887-5280
Fax (202) 785-6792 www.nsclc.org

United Seniors Health Cooperative (USHC)
1331 H Street
Washington, DC 20005
Phone (202) 393-6222
Fax (202) 783-0588 www.ushc-online.org

Alliance for Aging Research
2021 K Street, NW, Suite 305
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: (202) 293-2856
Fax: (202) 785-8574 www.agingresearch.org

American Association for International Aging (AAIA)
1133 20th Street NW, Suite 330
Washington, DC 20036
Phone (202) 833-8893
Fax (202) 833-8762 www.unm.edu/~aging/AAIAwelc.html

American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry (AAGP)
7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 1050
Bethesda, MD 20814
Phone (301) 654-7850
Fax (301) 654-4137 www.aagponline.org
E-mail: main@aagponline.org

American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA)
2519 Connecticut Ave., NW
Washington, D.C.20008-1520
Phone: (202) 783-2242
Fax: (202) 783-2255 www.aahsa.org

American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA)
325 S. Patrick Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone (703) 549-5822
Fax (703) 739-7901 www.achca.org

American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR)
70 West 40th Street, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10018
Phone: (212) 703-9977; (888) 582-2327
Fax: (212) 997-0330
info@afar.org www.afar.org

The American Geriatrics Society/Foundation For Health in Aging (AGS)
The Empire State Building
350 Fifth Ave, Suite 801
New York, NY 10118
Telephone: 212-308-1414
Fax: 212-832-8646 www.healthinaging.org

American Health Care Association (AHCA)
1201 L Street NW
Washington, DC 20005
Phone (202) 842-4444
Fax (202) 842-3860 www.ahca.org

American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
1321 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone (703) 739-1300
Fax (703) 739-1321 www.ascp.com

Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE)
1001 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 410
Washington, DC 20036-5504
Phone (202) 429-9277
Fax (202) 429-6097 www.aghe.org

Center to Advance Palliative Care
The Mount Sinai School of Medicine
One Gustave L. Levy Place, Box 1070
New York, NY, 10029-6574
Main line: (212) 241-7885
Event line: (212) 241-9090
Fax line: (212) 426-1369 www.capcmssm.org

Gerontological Society of America (GSA)
1030 15th Street NW Suite 250
Washington, DC20005-1503
Phone: (202) 842-1275
Fax: (202) 842-1150 www.geron.org

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA)
1604 N. Country Club Road
Tucson, AZ85716
Fax (520) 325-7925 www.naela.org

National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (NAAAA)
1112 16th Street N.W., Suite 100
Washington, D.C. 20036
Phone (202) 296-8130
Fax (202) 296-8134 www.n4a.org

National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers (NAPGCM)
1604 N. Country Club Road
Tuscon, AZ 85716
Phone (520) 881-8008
Fax (520) 325-7925 www.caremanager.org

National Council on the Aging, Inc. (NCOA)
409 Third Street, SW, 2nd Floor
Washington, DC 20024
Phone (202) 479-1200
Fax (202) 479-0735 ncoa.org

Sacred Seasons a Project of Hiddur the Center for Aging and Judaism
1299 Church Road
Wyncote, PA 19095
Phone (215) 576-0800 www.sacredseasons.org



Yoga and Judaism


Eating Disorders

National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders www.anad.org

National Eating Disorders Association www.edap.org

U.S. Centers for disease Control www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dash

National Alopecia Areata Foundation for hair loss www.naaf.org

Hair Loss Solutions www.hairresponse.com


Vision Loss

LightHouse for the Blind and Visually impaired www.lighthouse-sf.org
The Chicago Lighthouseis a not-for-profit agency committed to providing the highest quality educational, clinical, vocational and rehabilitation services for children, youth and adults who are blind or visually impaired, including deaf-blind and multi-disabled. Through its comprehensive range of programs and services, The Chicago Lighthouse respects personal dignity and partners with individuals to enhance independent living and self-sufficiency. The Chicago Lighthouse is a leader, innovator and advocate for people who are blind or visually impaired, enhancing the quality of life for all individuals involved, and for the community.

1850 West Roosevelt Road
Chicago, IL 60608-1298 www.thechicagolighthouse.org

Assistive technology for the Visually Impaired www.optelec.com


Children and Adolescents

Family Matters – Parent Training and InformationCenter
The mission of the Family Matters Parent Training and InformationCenteris to build upon families' strengths, empower parents and professionals to achieve the strongest possible outcomes for students with disabilities, and to enhance the quality of life for children and young adults with disabilities.

2502 South Veterans Drive
Effingham, IL 62401 www.fmptic.org

Learning Disabilities Association of America(LDA)
The Learning Disability Association of Illinois is affiliated with the national Learning Disabilities Association of America. LDA-Illinois is a not-for profit organization dedicated to the advancement of the education and general welfare of children and youth or normal or potentially normal intelligence who have learning disabilities of a perceptual, conceptual or coordinative nature or related problems. www.ldanatl.org

American Childhood Cancer Society
This organization helps children overcome cancer. http://acco.org/

The National Association for Down syndrome (NADS)
This organization provides counseling and support for families who have someone with Down syndrome. They help families to be aware of their rights in education, research and advocacy.

P.O. Box206
Wilmette, IL 60091 www.nads.org

Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD), is a national non-profit, tax-exempt (Section 501 (c) (3) ) organization providing education, advocacy and support for individuals with AD/HD. In addition to our informative Web site, CHADD also publishes a variety of printed materials to keep members and professionals current on research advances, medications and treatments affecting individuals with AD/HD. These materials include Attention! magazine, the CHADD Information and Resource Guide to AD/HD, News from CHADD, a free electronically mailed current events newsletter, as well as other publications of specific interest to educators, professionals and parents.

Lincolnshire Area Chadd
6 Harvest Glen Court
Hawthorn Woods, IL 60047 www.chadd.org

Child and Family Connections are responsible for ensuring that all referrals of children, under the age of three, to the Early Intervention system in Illinois, receive a timely response. It is also responsible for insuring that the various functions are conducted with families in a prompt, professional and family-centered manner.

Autism Society of Illinois
ASI is a not-for-profit 501(C)(3) organization created more than 31 years ago for individuals with Autism, parents, families, professionals, corporate partners and friends whose lives have been touched by autism.

ASI, a state-wide chapter of the Autism Society of America (ASA), works to impact the lives of people with Autism. Its objectives are to provide educational and practical support for parents, increase public awareness of autism, offer a referral network of professionals and promote legislation that directly impacts individuals with Autism and their families.

Autism Speaks www.autismspeaks.org

Student Suicide and Depression Awareness - http://www.learnpsychology.org/suicide-depression-student-guidebook/

People contemplating suicide or experiencing the depths of a severe depression need to know they are not alone.  From teenagers to college students, LGBT to the elderly, people struggling with depression and suicidal thoughts need options, reassurance, hope and help.