Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Tom Menino have announced the formation of The One Fund Boston, Inc. to help the people most affected by the tragic events that occurred in Boston on April 15, 2013.
Coping with the Tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut
Congregational leaders, educators, and parents may use the materials below to help in coping with the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT.
A guide addressing the particular areas in which the synagogue and its clergy can provide comfort and assistance to its members during times of loss.
Chevra kadisha is a Caring Community program involves dealing with the issues that surround the dying process, support for those in mourning, and bereavement support. Congregations have created methods of helping one another by leading shiva minyanim when necessary, as well as programs for surviving spouses. In recent years there has been a resurgence in the development of traditional chevra kadisha groups within our congregations which prepare the deceased for burial in a customary Jewish way.
With warmth and tenderness, Michelle Shapiro Abraham's moving new story book, gently teaches Jewish traditions for remembering loved ones weve lost, through the story of a young girl learning about her Grandpa Dennis.