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Bereavement Support Groups

*** Due to the COVID-19 situation, we are currently offering a virtual Bereavement Support Group on Mondays from 10:30 a.m. to noon. To preregister, please email Barbara Sternfield, MA, Bereavement Specialist, at

Marjie Sokoll, our Director of Spirituality and Aging, is also available for phone conversations with people who are experiencing feelings of grief and loss during this time. Please call 781-693-5619 and leave your name and phone number. When she calls you back, the number will appear on your phone as “No Caller ID”.

Offering emotional and spiritual support for adults living with loss.

Daytime Drop-In Bereavement Support Group

When: Second and fourth Wednesday of the month

11:00 a.m. - noon

Where: Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center
333 Nahanton Street, Newton

To pre-register, call the group facilitator, Barbara Sternfield, MA, Bereavement Specialist, at or 781-693-5684. There is no fee.

Evening Bereavement Support Group

When: Wednesday evenings (groups take place when there are enough participants to start a group)

Where: JF&CS Headquarters
1430 Main Street, Waltham

To pre-register, please contact the group facilitator, Barbara Sternfield, MA, Bereavement Specialist, at or 781-693-5684.

The Betty Ann Greenbaum Miller Center for Jewish Healing helps people feel a sense of connection when facing the challenges of illness, loss, or isolation by offering spiritual and communal supports to foster hope, comfort, and wholeness guided by Jewish tradition.

“It is not good for people to be alone.” (Genesis 2:18)

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