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Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun - Social Worker

Social Worker

Danielle Kaufman Herbst, MS, LMSW

KJ Social Worker (from The Jewish Board via UJA’s PIC Program)

By Phone or Email at KJ: (212) 774-5626,  (646)                                             
Onsite at KJ: Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays (9-4). 


Danielle, a social worker of The Jewish Board, is available to the KJ community as a result of the Partners in Caring (PIC) grant funded by UJA‐Federation of New York.

She offers individuals and families belonging to KJ  short-term supportive counseling, information, and referrals.  She provides confidential consultations on a variety of matters pertaining to personal and professional transitions (i.e. unemployment, illness, bereavement, caregiving, divorce, and retirement) as well as life challenges (i.e. elder abuse, domestic violence, lack of financial resources for food and shelter). 

Additionally, Danielle works with groups, co-facilitating bereavement support workshops with Shira Felberbaum, LMSW, MS  in connection with Chanukah, and Pesach. Danielle is also a frequent guest speaker for the KJ Lunch and Learn series that takes place on Wednesday afternoons. She is also in the process of developing a within-the-community Bikkur Cholim program. 

Danielle is passionate about helping KJ  become a warmer, more inclusive, and caring community.  Please contact her directly to share ideas, for more information, or to schedule an appointment.

Programs with KJ’s Social Worker:


A Passover Program for the Bereaved:
Coping with the Empty Chair at the Seder

Wednesday, 4/5 | 6:30-8:00 PM

After a loved one dies, holidays can bring to the surface painful reminders of the loss.  Participate in a meaningful gathering to explore ways to allow for grief while preparing for the holiday of Passover.  Co-facilitated by Danielle Herbst, and Shira Felberbaum, KJ and Park Avenue Synagogue's Licensed Social Workers from Partners in Caring.  Rabbis will be in atttendance and offer words of comfort and inspiration. Please RSVP here by Monday, April 3. Locations: KJ, 125 East 85th Street.  

Connect to Care Special Events and Workshops – Connect-to-care employment-related programs and services including one-on-one short-term supportive counseling, group services, workshops, financial and legal consultation, spiritual support, self-care, and developing next steps

Jewish Bereavement Support Groups from the Shira Ruskay Center – Draw strength, solace, and support from one another and from Jewish spiritual resources.


Sat, 25 March 2017 27 Adar 5777