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Bereavement

Among the most sacred of Jewish duties is to comfort and assist the bereaved. When a death occurs, the Rabbi and Cantor help the family prepare for the funeral service and any Shiva minyans.

Our Sisterhood can also visit the home while the family is at the funeral and set up the Meal of Consolation and other items necessary for the Shiva.

TRZ also sends reminders to all members in advance of the yahrzeits (anniversary of the death) of their loved ones so that the family can know when to light the memorial candle and say the Mourner’s Kaddish. The names of all the deceased are read on Friday night and Saturday morning during Shabbat services of the week prior to their yahrzeit, in order to perpetuate their memory.

Weekly Bereavement Group

We all experience loss and grief at some point in our lives, but we do not always have the support we need to deal with that loss and the accompanying grief.

At TRZ we have an ongoing bereavement support group to help provide our members with the support they may need after experiencing the loss of a loved one or friend. The support group is led by Dr. Myrna Samuels, a long-time member of TRZ and licensed psychologist, and Dr. Steven Hochstadt, also a licensed psychologist. The group meets regularly in a private room at TRZ.

If you would like to participate in the support group, please contact Dr. Samuels Directly at (818) 368-8392.

Cost: $10 donation to the TRZ Foodbank per session 

Tue, December 10 2019 12 Kislev 5780