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		                                    Robert Sosnick Family Life Center		                                </span>

We're Always here for you

The Robert Sosnick Family Life Center of Temple Israel provides Temple members and families with the necessary resources to meet life’s challenges. We help individuals and families through crisis intervention, short-term counseling and problem-solving so that families can get the support they need and deserve.

Please look through our list of loving support groups. For more information, email Kari K. Provizer, LMSW, ACSW at or call 248-661-5700.

Support Groups and WOrkshops

For more information about any of these programs, or to register for meetings or events, visit the calendar page.

AA - Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women who have a drinking problem, or who have struggled with addiction to alcohol in the past. Temple Israel’s AA group meets weekly on Thursday evenings.

Bereavement Support Group

Our group provides a positive, healing environment for those who are grieving. The Bereavement Support Group is led by a trained professional who offers compassion and confidentiality. All sessions are open to the community and free of charge. Please call Temple to verify meeting dates and times.

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Cancer Support Group

Cancer Support group provides a spiritual, therapeutic support group for Jewish cancer patients, survivors, and their family members. A key component of this support group is the exploration of how religious beliefs and practices help patients and their families better cope with all aspects of the cancer experience. Check back soon for more details.

Caregiver Support Group

Facilitated by Malka Torgow and Emily Gordon, LLMSW, this group’s goal is to provide a space for caregivers to share their experiences, learn about resources, and discuss practical strategies for caring for a loved one.

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Divorce Support Group

Our divorce support group offers a unique approach to dealing with divorce. Our focus is about letting go of the past to move forward into a new future. Dates will be determined upon full registration.

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 Join us for a relaxing evening of yoga, Qigong and sound therapy to find your balance. We are very fortunate to have Gayle Goodman, a 200 RYT, Sound Therapy and Kundalini yoga certified teacher, lead our group.

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This is a 4-week divorce support program for kids ages 5-17. This program will help children develop the skills they need to better cope with their parents' divorce. Children will be divided into age-appropriate groups and a separate group for parents will meet at the same time. Dates will be determined upon full registration.

Mindfulness Workshop

Please join us for this wonderful and insightful morning where we will learn what mindfulness is, discuss its qualities and applications, and learn a brief mindfulness practice or two. We will discuss how to integrate mindfulness to improve coping and well being, focusing on how mindful approaches can help us to manage stress.


This group is designed for those with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) as well as family members and/or caregivers.The MS PATH (Positive Attitude Toward Health) meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month from 7-9 pm in Classroom 11. A support group takes place on the 2nd Thursday, often featuring a guest speaker on the 4th Thursday.

Share Support Group

Join facilitator and Temple Israel member Melissa Mayerson and Rabbi Jennifer Kaluzny at this special support group for parents who have experienced miscarriage, stillbirth or infant loss. All religious faiths are welcome.

Transgender Parent
Support Group

Temple Israel is an ally to the transgender community, and we support our LGBTQ youth and families. For more information or support, please email Kari K. Provizer, LMSW, ACSW, at or call 248-661-5700.


“Get your relationship off to a healthy start!”

This is an exciting 2-week couples' journey that will address topics such as:

  • Growing from “I” into “We” 
  • Essential skills for couples communication 
  • Understanding and practicing the “5 Love Languages”. 
  • Using Jewish ritual to strengthen your marriage. 

Adult health & fitness is a program that will focus on improving balance, mobility, coordination, flexibility and overall wellness. Through a structured, low impact exercise program performed from both seated and standing positions. 

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Build a support system with people who understand Dementia and other aging challenges. This group is facilitated by Karen Kline, a volunteer community educator for the Alzheimer’s Association Michigan Chapter, and also a former Administrator for a long-term care facility. 

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No Temple Family without a chanukah program
No Temple Family without a chanukah program

Chanukah may look a little different this year, however our Temple families need the miracle of Chanukah now more than ever. Your donation will greatly help a Temple family this holiday season. Thank you for Making a Difference in our community!

Ways You Can Help:

  1. Give your donation online at
    Any and all donations will truly make a difference
  2. Write a check to Temple Israel
    c/o No Temple Family Without a Chanukah
  3. Purchase a gift card for a family in need

Donate Online Now >

Donations must be made by December 7th, 2023.

For additional information, you may also contact Laura Koziol in Temple Israel’s Robert Sosnick Family Life Center: 248-661-5700.

Our “No Temple Family Without a Chanukah” is supported by The Barbara & Lawrence Millman Family Chanukah Fund and the Jackie Unatin Memorial Chanukah Fund.

Thu, December 7 2023 24 Kislev 5784