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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.

  • Bereavement Support Groups

    As part of our ongoing mission to support those in need of bereavement support and end-of-life conversation, Plaza is pleased to partner with 92Y and Westchester Jewish Community Services on Bereavement Support groups. Please see options below:


  • Emotional and Spiritual Tools for Coping with Loss – A Drop-In Bereavement Support Group

    Facilitated by Rabbi Amy Bolton, BCC and Amber Keinan, LMSW.
    First and third Tuesdays of the month beginning February 15th from 6 – 7:30PM on Zoom.
    Open to all seeking support and growth in grief, this zoom-led bereavement group integrates psycho-emotional and spiritual perspectives and tools for coping. 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.

     

  • Emotional and Spiritual Challenges – A Bereavement Group Co-Sponsored By Plaza Jewish Community Chapel And 92nd Street Y

    Facilitated by Rabbi Amy Bolton, BCC and Amber Keinan, LMSW.
    March 7, 14, 21, 28 and April 4, 11 from 5– 6:30PM on Zoom.
    Open to all seeking bereavement support, this zoom-led group combines psycho-emotional and spiritual perspectives on grief. Sponsored 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

     

  • Bereavement Support For Those Dealing With The Loss Of A Spouse Or Parnter – A Bereavement Support Group from Plaza Jewish Community Chapel in partnership with Westchester Jewish Community Services

    Facilitated by Gillian Rittmaster, LCSW, Westchester Jewish Community Services Director of Health and Healing Services
    April 5, 12, 19, 26 and May 3, 10, 17, 24 from 3– 4:30PM.
    To register, please contact [email protected]


    • 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

      www.shiraruskay.org



    • 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

      www.jccnyc.org


    • 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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