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Chesed: Community Care

The Chesed Committee supports members suffering from illness or injury, assists members with the loss of a loved one, and helps members when other personal crises may arise.

Members are encouraged to contact the Chesed Committee (caringcommittee@kahalbraira.org) if you or another KB member could use some support from the KB community.

Resources for Serious Illness / End-of-Life Care

Anyone dealing with illness or end-of-life issues may consult this extensive list of resources which guide you to a variety of helpful organizations:

Elder Care/Planning Ahead
End of Life Support
Caring Circles
Funeral Homes
Cemeteries
Bereavement Support

Elder Care/Planning Ahead

CJP SeniorDirect

  • A service of Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP) offering one-stop shopping for information and resources around eldercare issues.
  • cjpseniordirect.org

The Conversation Project

  • The Conversation Project has a variety of resources to help you and your family talk now about your end of life wishes.
  • theconversationproject.org

End-of-Life Support

Care Dimensions

Hallmark Health VNA and Hospice

Hospice and Palliative Care Foundation of Mass.

Jewish Family and Children’s Services

  • JFCS provides an extensive listing of hospice and palliative care resources.
  • jfcsboston.org

Caring Circles

Lotsa Helping Hands

Share the Care

CareCircle

Funeral Homes

Brezniak-Rodman Funeral Directors (West Newton, MA)

Levine Chapels (Brookline, MA)

Schlossberg-Solomon Memorial Chapels (Canton, MA)

Stanetsky Memorial Chapels (Brookline, MA)

Torf Funeral Home (Chelsea, MA)

Goldman Funeral Chapel (Malden, MA)

Cemeteries 

Jewish Cemetery Association of Massachusetts (JCAM) (Newton Centre, MA)

  • jcam.org (manages 100+ Jewish cemeteries in MA)

Sharon Memorial Park (Sharon, MA)

Beit Olam Cemetery (Part of JCAM) (Wayland, MA)

Lindwood Memorial Park (Randolph, MA)

Newton Cemetery (Newton Centre, MA)

Forest Hill Cemetery (Boston, MA)

Mt. Auburn Cemetery (Cambridge, MA)

iMortuary (Online Funeral Home Directory)

Bereavement Support

The Children’s Room (Arlington, MA)

Comfort Zone Camp (Sandwich; Boston)

  • comfortzonecamp.org (Free weekend overnight bereavement camps for children 7-17 who have lost a family member; travel assistance available)

Jeff’s Place (Framingham, MA)

  • jeffsplacemetrowest.org (Free support groups for children, preschool through high school, coping with a meaningful death loss; simultaneous adult caregiver groups offered)

JFCS Jewish Family & Children Service

Tue, 30 May 2023