bereavement services
Plaza Jewish has gathered various resources for you if in need. If you are interested in a subject that
is not listed please call us for more information.
  • Coping After Suicide

    The Coping After Suicide bereavement support group meets in “cycles” of 8 meetings over the course of 3 months in midtown Manhattan. The group is facilitated by an expert in suicide bereavement and aftercare with over 20 years experience, so in addition to the comfort and understanding of peer support, members also receive a wide variety of resources to help them cope with this uniquely complicated and painful loss, including information about what the research says about suicide. Individual, couple, and family sessions are also available. For more information, please email [email protected] or call 917-584-1200.

  • The Shira Ruskay Center

    The Shira Ruskay Center, of The Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services offers 8 session groups individually formed to allow participants an experience of being with others facing a similar loss. Receive support, psychological insight, and practical coping strategies in groups that draw upon shared experiences as well as Jewish traditions. Continuously forming groups for the loss of a parent or a spouse/partner are co-facilitated by a Rabbi and Social Worker. Groups are held at JBFCS offices, JCC in Manhattan, and other locations in NYC. For more information about the groups, including fees, meeting times and locations,
    please call 212-632-4608

  • New York Jewish Healing Center

    New York Jewish Healing Center,, of The Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services, offers on-going group meetings once or twice a month, co-led by a rabbi and a mental health professional for adults who have lost an adult child or a young child. The groups provide interpersonal support, psychological insight and practical coping strategies, drawing on Jewish stories, songs, poetry and prayer for guidance, comfort and strength. Please call 212-632-4770 for fees and further information.

  • M’Kom Shalom: A Place for Peace

    For Jewish survivors of a close ones’ suicide, a monthly meeting on the second Wednesday of the month. To confirm group meeting and details call Rabbi Simkha Y. Weintraub, LCSW, Rabbinic Director, New York Jewish Healing Center of The Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services at 212-632-4770.

  • Support for Bereaved Children

    Through its Loss and Bereavement Program for Children, The Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services offers programs designed to help children cope with the loss of a parent or caregiver. Contact Randi Anderson at 212-632-4692.

  • Compassionate Friends

    A self help support group for bereaved parents and siblings. 212-217-964

  • Support at the JCC in Manhattan Open

    Support at the JCC in Manhattan Open, community based Jewish holiday bereavement workshops facilitated by staff of The Shira Ruskay Center/JBFCS. Call for upcoming schedule.

    334 Amsterdam Ave at 76th street, New York, New York 10023

    Phone: 646-505-4444

  • Meditation

    Join gifted meditation teachers from a variety of approaches for daily instructed meditation. Each session will include teaching as well as sitting.

  • Legal/Financial

    Since 1990 New York Legal Assistance Group has provided free legal services to individuals in the New York City area.
    For more information call: 212-750-0800

  • Other Information on Available Social Services

    UJA-Federation Resource Line is available should you need additional help. For more information call: 212-753-2288 or e-mail:

    [email protected]

  • Widowed Persons Service (WPS)

    A bereavement program for adults of all ages who have recently lost a spouse or partner is a program of New York Service Program for Older People, Inc. (SPOP). Our trained, widowed volunteers provide individual peer counseling and time-limited bereavement support groups. We also provide information on bereavement, as well as referrals to other programs in the New York area. There is NO FEE for our services. Please call Barbara Danish, Program Director at 212-787-7120×520.

  • Westchester Jewish Community Services

    WJCS is a not-for-profit non-sectarian neighbor, helping people cope with and con

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