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Jewish Child & Family Service - Strengthening the Lives of Families in Winnipeg

Addictions Supports


Our community, just like many others, is in denial about addiction amongst its members. Jewish families of all denominations are living in turmoil, with few realizing that there is a place for them to go for help.

There is no shame in reaching out for help. There is no need for the members of our community to suffer in silence. You are not alone.

JCFS Addictions Supports:


Provides resources to help restore hope, health and healing to individuals and families in the Jewish community who are affected by substance abuse or addiction by.

  • Helping to reduce the harms from/ or to become free of addiction by offering community awareness, prevention and education programs, as well as clinical services.
  • Supporting JACS ( Jewish Alcoholics and Chemically Dependent Persons and their Significant Others)   Jewish 12 step group meetings. (JACS – www.jacsweb.org) using culturally appropriate spiritual resources for Jewish individuals.
  • Providing other supports such as “Sober Shabbat”/holiday/ special events that focus on recovery in a Jewish context.

    For more information, please contact:

    Ivy Kopstein, JCFS Addictions Services Coordinator,

    at 204-477-7435 or ikopstein@jcfswinnipeg.org.

    Confidentiality will be respected.

JACS meetings take place every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m..

at 1077 Grant Avenue

Call 204 478-8591 if you need help.