This is one of the worst tragedies one can ever face in life. You shouldn't feel that you are going through it alone. If it is helpful to you, we would like to reach out in a personal way. We want to be a support to you and be as helpful as we can be at this time. When life moves on for everyone else around you, we are committed to continue to offer strength and comfort. Please let us know how we can be helpful.
When a child passes away it is a traumatic and shocking experience for everyone. We are in unfamiliar territory that puts us in a place of unease. A community wants to be helpful; saying the right things and doing the right things. What are the best practices? We have created a shiva guide for the communities. This booklet will help guide an educate during the initial week of shiva, and beyond.
We offer a collection of essays, articles and recommendations of books that address child loss, bereavement and related issues. Judaism has a unique perspective on loss and we hope to highlight teachings from a Jewish perspective as well as sharing universal teachings.
There are many beautiful and creative ways people have chosen to memorialize a child. We have put together a list of ideas that others have put into action. These examples are meant help to those who are considering what they might do to eternalize their child’s memory in a concrete way.
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Child loss is a topic often not spoken about. It is an extremely painful area to address so we tend to shy away from it. We believe that the more rabbis, leaders of the community, and lay people are educated in this area the better equipped they can be to serve as a source of strength for families that have lost a child.We offer to visit your Shul, JCC, school, rabbinical group etc. and offer our teachings in this area. Please contact us if you would like an opportunity for us to speak to your group.
The ideal preference is that the close relatives of the deceased recite kaddish. When that is not possible, or as a supplement or safeguard to that, another person can be assigned to do so. 'In Our Hearts' offers you the opportunity for kaddish to be recited three times daily, for the first eleven months after the passing and then on each yahrzeit. Feel free to contact us to arrange reciting Kaddish for any kind of loss.