Westchester Jewish Center

Guide to Bereavement and Mourning

The Guide to Bereavement and Mourning available below was prepared by a WJC congregant to help others who are going through the mourning process.

Please note that this guide is our congregation's attempt to offer you a brief overview of death and mourning practices in Jewish tradition. We hope it gives you the critical information that you require in your time of need.

The passing of a loved one can be a very stressful and traumatic time. You should not try to go through this alone. It is our responsibility as part of the Jewish community to help you through this time in your life. So, contact WJC as soon as you can. There will always be someone for you to contact in case of a death.

For a more detailed description of Jewish laws and customs surrounding death and mourning, please contact:

Rabbi Segelman at [email protected] or

Rabbi Yolkut, Assistant Rabbi, at [email protected].

Click here to view the guide.