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When Death Occurs: Tools and Resources

Resources for Parents about Perinatal and Infant Loss

24-Hour Crisis Line:

Help After Neonatal Loss (H.A.N.D.)
(650) 579-0350 or toll-free (888) 220-7575

Support Groups

H.A.N.D. holds support groups in San Francisco, on the Peninsula, and in Santa Cruz
(650) 367-6993 or

Counseling and Consultation

Jewish Family and Children’s Services
San Francisco: (415) 449-1212
Peninsula: (650) 688-3034
Marin County: (415) 419-3634
Sonoma County: (707) 571-8131

Bay Area Jewish Healing Center
(415) 750-4197

Jewish Spiritual Resources (including prayers and meditations)

Motherprayer: The Pregnant Woman’s Spiritual Companion by Tikva Kensky-Frymer (Riverhead Trade, 1996)

Talking to God: Personal Prayers for Times of Joy, Sadness, Struggle and Celebration by Noami Levy (Image, 2003)

Rabbinical Assembly Rabbi’s Manual, Vol. 2 by Moreh Derekh (Rabbinical Assembly, 1998)

Recommended Reading

Tears of Sorrow, Seeds of Hope by Rabbi Nina Beth Cardin (Jewish Lights Publishing, 1999

A Silent Sorrow: Pregnancy Loss – 2nd Edition by Ingrid Kohn and Perry-Lynn Moffit(Routledge, 2000).

Confronting the Loss of a Baby by Rabbi Yamin Levy (KTAV Publishing House, 1998).

A Loss Worthy of Grief: Jewish Approaches to Bringing Comfort after Miscarriage, Stillbirth, and Neonatal Death (National Center for Jewish Healing, 2010)