NCJW’s Wife Widow Woman support group beginning new session Aug. 29

Sylvia Nissenboim

In August, National Council of Jewish Women-St. Louis will begin a new session of the Jean Stein Bloch Wife Widow Woman support group for recently widowed women. The goal of the program is to bridge the gap between grief and growth reducing the sense of isolation experienced from loss of a spouse.

The next session of Wife Widow Woman begins Wednesday, Aug. 29 at the NCJW STL office, 295 N. Lindbergh Blvd. in Creve Coeur. The upcoming session will be led by licensed social worker Sylvia Nissenboim.  Participants must pre-register in order to join the group, which meets twice a month, 10:30 a.m. to noon. 

The program aims “to help participants on their personal journey to becoming more independent single women in a coupled world.” 

“People who are experiencing like emotions are able to be the most supportive as one rebuilds after a loss” said Eleanor Rosenbaum, the volunteer who coordinates the group.   

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The 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. 

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 underwritten by Nardie and Sally Stein in memory of Jean Stein Bloch, and by Berger Memorial. 

For more information about the Wife Widow Woman program, contact Heather Silverman at [email protected] or call 314-993-5181.