The Betty Ann Greenbaum Miller Center holds bereavement groups that provide emotional and spiritual support for adults living with loss.
Jewish tradition teaches us that it is an act of compassion (chesed) to be there for someone when they are grieving. To be present in someone else's grief, as an individual or as part of a community, is a powerful act of loving kindness. Gemilut Hasadim ("the giving of loving-kindness") is a core value of Judaism - our bereavement support groups provide loving kindness to those grieving, and ensures that they will not be alone in their grief.
JF&CS holds nonsectarian bereavement groups for Partner Loss and Parent Loss. We have built communal and spiritual supports to accompany you through wherever your personal journey of grief takes you.
To pre-register, please contact the groups' facilitator, Marjorie Sokoll, M.Ed., Director of the Betty Ann Greenbaum Miller Center for Jewish Healing, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 781-693-5619. There is no fee.
Additional Resources for Aging Adults
- The Friendly Visitor Program matches trained volunteers with isolated or vulnerable elders to provide companionship, promote aging with dignity, and offer a treasured connection to the Jewish community. With the help of volunteers, the program also provides holiday gatherings for vulnerable elders receiving services from JF&CS.
Jewish tradition teaches, “You shall rise before the aged and show deference to the old.”
- (Lev. 19:32)
This free service is staffed by eldercare professionals who will connect you with the resources and expert advice you need.
Aging Life Care Management
Your Elder Experts
Your Elder Experts is a team of caring professionals who guide older adults and their families through the complexities and challenges of aging well.
Support for caregivers
Adult Family Care
A MassHealth program offering financial assistance and support to caregivers of individuals with disabilities and/or medical conditions