To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven. A time to be born, a time to die.

Ecclesiastes 3:1


Grappling with Grief

Every person has different reactions to situations of stress, grief and loss.  It is not unusual for a mourner to feel deeply saddened one day and normal another or for feelings of loss to come and go for a long period of time after the death of a loved one.  These ups and downs are part of the process of returning to regular living. Our tradition understands that life will never be the same again, after the death of a loved one; however, it is important to try and regain a sense of normalcy as one goes through the mourning period.  If you ever feel the need to speak to someone about these feelings, mourners are urged to speak with our Rabbi or a counselor to help get through this most difficult time. All the resources of the synagogue are ready to be of help to those who are in need.

In addition, the Chesed Committee at Adath Israel has created a Bereavement Support Group for both men and women.  The groups are a caring, safe and confidential setting for you to meet others experiencing the death of a loved one.

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