timetomourn_page_01Few of us are prepared for the death of a loved one, but it is a reality with which we each must learn to cope. Temple Emanuel’s Bereavement Committee provides bereaved families with a pamphlet, A Time to Mourn, which outlines the Jewish approach to death and mourning.  Copies are available at Temple Emanuel’s Blum Executive Office or online.

While your personal journey through this difficult time may be unique, know that you are not alone. We hope that the love of family, friends and your Temple Emanuel community will comfort and strengthen you in the days ahead. Whether it be providing minyan, supplying a meal, or having someone to talk to, we are here to help you and your family. We hope you find piece in the months ahead. We’d also like to suggest that you consider familiarizing yourself with this material before there is a specific need, and that you discuss these issues in advance with adult members of your family as an act of love and kindness.

Bereavement Committee:

Learn more about Temple Emanuel’s Bereavement Committee and how it provides support and comfort to congregants who have experienced a loss.

In addition to the guide provided, other resources are available: