The changes in the contemporary Jewish family have brought challenges and opportunities to congregations to provide care, support and creative programmatic responses. The URJ has created a wealth of programmatic resources to assist congregations in their responses. Additional resources, programs and best practices can be obtained by contacting the Caring Community Specialist for Jewish Family Concerns, Rabbi Edythe Held Mencher at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212.650.4296.
Our goal is to help congregations to be communities of compassion and inspiration that promote the physical, emotional and spiritual well-being of children, adolescents and adults.
Marriage and Divorce
Resources to help your congregants strive for shalom bayit, domestic tranquility. Also listed are domestic abuse and divorce resources.
Guidance and support drawing on Jewish wisdom, for the many aspects aging including the caring for aging parents.
Excellent resources to turn to when coping with death, or helping others to mourn-including shiva etiquette and information on talking to children about death.