Getting your House in Order
In this program for seniors or adult children, we discuss everything one needs to know about "being prepared."
Jewish Beliefs and Rituals for Death and Dying
Part of Plaza's mission is to provide programming and support to those giving end-of-life care: social workers, hospice and palliative care workers.
For Rabbinical and Cantorial students
Plaza hosts students and faculty to discuss the interface of the chevra kadisha, funeral chapel, cemetery, and government agencies.
For Hebrew and Day School students
Plaza Jewish is pleased to offer a one-hour program for B'nai Mitzvah students and college-bound seniors with their parents or educators, to take the mystery out of Jewish burial.
For parents of young children, how to begin conversations with young children about the passing of an older relative.
Plaza Jewish is pleased to offer Kaddish cards, a “Prayers and Meditations” booklet, and other information in braille or large type. Working with the Jewish Braille Institute (jbilibrary.org) is an honor. We look forward to partnering with more organizations, serving members of our community with visual or hearing disabilities.
Exploring Judaism Classes
Plaza wants you to bring your classes for a tour and chat about this "life cycle" event. With your instructor, Plaza will provide a full tour of our facility with a history about Jewish burial. We will have a Shomer available to chat with and all classes will learn about Tahara. Please know our board of directors is comprised of clergy from all denominations and part of our mission is to educate and serve the entire Jewish community.
In addition, Plaza sponsors a Fellowship
to train selected men and women to join the next generation of Jewish funeral directors. We would give serious consideration to any candidate recommended by local clergy.
Also, Plaza is ready to customize a program for your congregation and are happy to assist in those who are interested in starting a Chevra Kadisha.
Call 212-769-4400, speak with Stephanie Garry for more information