JBCS is committed to ensuring that professional, skilled and confidential bereavement counselling is available to everyone in the Jewish Community. Counsellors understand the specific issues raised by bereavement within a Jewish context and can be sensitive, aware and knowledgeable about social, cultural and religious needs. Anyone struggling or having difficulties managing after the death of a significant person in their lives can contact them, and they will also work with non-Jewish partners. Their counsellors have comprehensive training and knowledge in the issues of grief and loss. They are able to see people at all stages of life, from childhood to old age and can see adults and children individually, families, couples and groups. They have experience in supporting people affected by loss, including suicide, disaster, holocaust issues, sudden infant death, miscarriages, still birth and abortion and are able to see people from the entire spectrum of Jewish practice and observance.
They also offer a range of groups:
- For those bereaved during the Covid-19 pandemic
- Parents who have themselves had a parent die
- 60+ year olds whose partner’s have died
- Parents bereaved of adult children
- 40-60 year olds whose partner’s have died
- 18 – 30 year olds who have had a parent die