The MJCC will close Wednesday, September 20 at 5:45pm and remain closed Thursday, September 21 and Friday, September 22 for Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. Regular hours will resume Saturday, September 23. Have a happy and healthy holiday!

(901) 761-0810

Classes and Support Groups

A support group is a group of people with common experiences or concerns who provide each other with encouragement, comfort, and advice. JFS at the MJCC classes and support groups offer professional as well as peer interaction, specific to a variety of topics and life circumstances. Please contact JFS at (901) 767-8511 for more information. Be on the lookout for additional classes and groups in the future.


Identifying and Treating PTSD
Thursday, October 19, 2017
/ Continental Breakfast at 7:30am 
Program from 8:00am-12:00pm
$10 in advance / $15 day of event / Online Registration #4579
Approved for 3 CEUs by NASW

Dr. Norman Itkowitz, Psy.D.
Dr. Eliyahu Reich, Ph.D.

Participants will:
Learn signs and symptoms of PTSD
Explore evidence based treatments for PTSD

Understand the nature and importance of self-care for PTSD caregiver

Dr. Norman Itkowitz, Psy.D. completed his doctorate at Antioch New England Graduate School and his Post-Doctorate Fellowship in PTSD at the New Orleans VA Medical Center. He is currently a clinical psychologist at the Memphis VA medical Center and is a trainer for the Crisis Intervention Team of the Memphis Police Department.

Dr. Reich completed his Masters and Ph.D. from St. Johns University and then completed five fellowship placements at the Memphis VA Medical Center and The University of Tennessee Health Science Center. He also interned at Memphis VA Medical Center, The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, The Juvenile Court of Shelby County, The Regional Medical Center, and the Memphis Mental Health Institute.

Parenting Through Divorce Classes

A state-mandated co-parenting class for couples who are getting divorced and have minor children. For more information, please contact Shyla Brown at (901) 767-8511 or
Class meets 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month. Reservations are required. Husband and wife may not attend the same class session.
5:00-9:00pm | $50 advance / $55 day of class  

Upcoming class dates:
Aug 30  | Class #4427
Sept 6   | Class #4428
Sept 27 | Class #4429
Oct 25  | Class #4573
Nov 8   | Class #4574
Dec 6   | Class #4576
Dec 20  | Class #4577

Special Needs Fitness (NEW!)
A FREE class designed to make fitness and flexibility fun and easy for adults with disabilities!

Upcoming class dates/times:
Tuesdays 3:30-4:00pm | 7/11, 7/25, 8/8, 8/22, 9/4, 9/18


Support Groups

Daytime Groups

Caregivers of Adults with Special Needs Support Group
4th Tuesday, 2–3pm
Focuses on issues associated with taking care of loved ones living with developmental and acquired disabilities.

Caregivers of Children with Special Needs Support Group
4th Sunday, 4:15–5:15pm
Focuses on issues associated with taking care of loved ones living with developmental and acquired disabilities.

Embracing Change
3rd Tuesdays, 10:30–11:30am

Evening Groups

Crohn’s Disease and Colitis Support Group
1st Tuesdays, 7–8pm
Focuses on issues related to living with Crohn’s Disease and Colitis.

Yad l'Yad
3rd Tuesdays, 7–8pm
Benefits those caring for someone with any stage of dementia.


Social Services Programs

Cake, Coffee, and Conversation
1st Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30am
A program for Holocaust survivors, followed by a time to socialize. Contact Rashki Osina at (901) 259-9216 or

Lunch-and-Learn for Adults with Special Needs
3rd Thursdays
Bring a brown bag lunch and enjoy a different program each month followed by a time for socializing. JFS provides beverages. Contact Bill Monroe, Special Needs Coordinator, at (901) 259-9242 or


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