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.

  • A Drop-in Bereavement Group: Emotional and Spiritual Tools for Coping with Loss


  • The 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of every Month on Zoom

    Facilitated by Rabbi Amy Bolton, BCC and Amber Keinan, LMSW.
    Open to all seeking support and growth in grief, this zoom-led bereavement group integrates psycho-emotional and spiritual perspectives and tools for coping. Sponsored by Plaza Jewish Community Chapel in collaboration with LifeStorms, a project of Amber Keinan PLLC and Amy Bolton LLC. For additional information and to register, please contact [email protected] or 917-833-8081.

    Upcoming Dates:

    10/17, 11/7, 11/21, 12/5, 12/19


    • 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.

    • Jewish Community Services

      Jewish Community Services, of The Jewish Board, offers 12 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, sibling, spouse/partner, and adult child. Groups are held at Jewish Board 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 or email [email protected].

    • 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

    • 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.

    • 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  212-787-7120.

    • Westchester Jewish Community Services

      WJCS is a not-for-profit non-sectarian neighbor available for support services. Call 914-761-0600 for more information.


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