Jewish bereavement
specific needs
Individual Counselors
Bereavement Support Groups by Location

Los Angeles

Beth Chayim Chadashim
6000 West Pico Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90035
" The Coping With Loss Support Group"
"Bereavement-And-Beyond" resource, providing support for people of all sexual orientations who are coping with the loss of a loved one, or a lifecycle loss such as the loss of one's job. Two meetings a month.

City of Hope (Transitions Program)
1500 East Duarte Rd.
Duarte, CA 91010
Reflections Bereavement Support Groups: open bereavement support groups provided for adult community members, during days and evenings, facilitated by hospital chaplain.

Compassionate Friends
Nationwide bereavement support groups for families after the death of a child, at any age, from any cause.

H.O.P.E Unit Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 8034
Calabasas, CA 91372
E-mail: info@hopeunit.org
Providing community support groups in the San Fernando Valley at Valley Beth Shalom and in Los Angeles at Wilshire Boulevard Temple. Widows and widowers support groups for individuals in different stages of grief, and groups for general loss of a family member other than a spouse. All groups are led by licensed therapists. Small fee per session.

I Count Too!
Pasadena, Los Angeles, West Covina
An educational support group for children who face the life threatening illness or death of a loved one.

International Counseling Center
20001 S. Barrington Ave. #216
Brentwood, CA 90025
E-mail: talktherapy911@aol.com
Part of Antioch Counseling Center, specializing in Farsi and English language counseling. Counseling is also available in Spanish, Hebrew, French, Arabic and Russian. Individual counseling provided by licensed psychologists and interns. Fees are charged on a sliding scale.

Jewish Family Service
Aleinu Family Resource Center (Orthodox Counseling Program)

6505 Wilshire Blvd., Suite #500
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Individual bereavement counseling for children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. Services are provided by licensed mental health professionals and qualified interns who are Orthodox. All work is in strict accordance with Halachah.

Jewish Family Service
Pico Robertson Storefront

8838 W. Pico Blvd., Suite 101
Los Angeles, CA 90035
A support group for widows and widowers who have lost their partner in the last two years. Medicare or sliding scale payment is accepted.

Loved Ones of Homicide Victims
24 hr Hotline and free teen support group.

11759 Missouri Avenue
Los Angeles CA 90025
E-mail: opica@opica.org
Ongoing bereavement group for older adults.

Our House
1663 Sawtelle Blvd., Suite 300
Los Angeles, CA 90025
21860 Burbank Blvd., Suite 195
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
E-mail: ourhouse@ourhouse-grief.org
Providing grief support services, education, resources and hope. All groups are fee based with a sliding scale. Groups co-led by highly trained volunteers. The adult program offers groups for young widows/widowers, mid-life loss, later-life loss, parents grieving the loss of a young or adult child, adults grieving the loss of a parent. The children’s program offers support groups for death of a parent or sibling that are age appropriate and loss appropriate, and use various methods of grief expression, including art, music, play and poetry; school-based grief support groups are also available.

Shanti Foundation
HIV/AIDS related services include individual counseling by interns under the supervision of an MFT and two-hour, weekly bereavement support groups facilitated by two para-professionals. Intake required, free services.

Temple Isaiah
10345 West Pico Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90064
E-mail: Shalom@templeisaiah.com
Bereavement support group for people over fifty who have lost a spouse. Please call for details.

Temple Israel of Hollywood
7300 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
E-mail: Shalom@tioh.org
Ongoing pre- and post-natal support group, open to the public. The leaders have been trained by the Southern California Pregnancy and Loss Group. Please call for details.

UCLA-Ted Mann Family Resource Center
200 UCLA Medical Plaza, Suite 502
Los Angeles, CA 90095
This bereavement support group is fro men and women who have experienced a recent loss of an adult family member to cancer. Emphasis is placed on working through grief and loss. This group is conducted every Monday evening from 6-7:30pm and reservations/registration is required.

University Synagogue
Support groups provided by the Westside Chapter of The Compassionate Friends
11960 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
E-mail: barbarapapkoff@aol.com
Support groups for parents who have lost children or for siblings who are in mourning. Please call for details.

Wilshire Boulevard Temple
Irmas Campus
11661 W. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90064
E-mail: pwallace@wbtla.org
Bereavement group for adults who have lost a spouse, led by Jewish Family Service West Los Angeles. Please call 213-388-2401 for more information. Ongoing bereavement support for individuals who have lost a spouse, either in the first or second year after a loss. Offered by the H.O.P.E. Unit Foundation. Please call 818-788-HOPE for further information.

© 2006 The Jewish Bereavement Project. Designed by Karin Mueller. Supported by the Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion.