Grief Library

Final Life - Cycle Library

"Mourning and Mitzvah"
A guided journal for Walking Through Grief to Healing
by Anne Brenner, et al.
Just what the title explains

"A Time to Mourn, a Time to Comfort"
by Ron Wolfson
from The Art of Jewish Living Series

Deals with all aspects from planning to the erection of the monument.

"Saying Kaddish"
How to Comfort the Dying, Bury the Dead and Mourn as a Jew
by Anita Diamant
For the community to use as a basis for helping the mourner

"The Jewish Mourner's Book of Why"
by Alfred J. Kolatch
Answers most questions concerning funeral practices

"The Jewish Way in Death and Mourning"
by Rabbi Maurice Lamm
Explains funeral practices from the traditional point of view.

"Living with Loss, Healing with Hope"
by Rabbi Earl A. Grollman
A Jewish perspective on dealing with loss

"The Jewish Home" - A Guide for Jewish Living
by Rabbi Daniel B. Syme
Question and answer format concerning death, dying and mourning

"What Happens After I Die?" -
Jewish Views of Life After Death
by Rifat Sonsimo and Rabbi Daniel B. Syme
Deals with all aspects and questions concerning life after death

"Mourning in Halacha"
By Rabbi Chaim Binyamin Goldberg.
The Laws and Customs of the Year of Mourning. Tradition Point of View.

"The Orphaned Adult"
By Rabbi Marc D. Angel. 
Deals with the loss of the Second Parent.

For the Family Facing the Loss of a newborn.

"Confronting the Loss of a Baby"
A Personal and Jewish Perspective
by Rabbi Yamin Levy
Specifically designed for the family suffering the loss of a baby.

For Children

"When a Grandparent Dies" -
Remembering Workbook for Dealing with Shiva and the Year Beyond
by Nechama Liss-Levinson, Ph.D.
A wonderful guide for children who need to ask and find out.

"A Candle for Grandpa" -
A Guide to the Jewish Funeral for Children and Parents
by David Techmer and Joel Iskowitz
A story for younger children to help understand the Jewish funeral

Books are available on a 'Loan Basis' and as a courtesy of the Final-Life Cycle Library at Riverside Memorial Chapel.


"Mourning in Halacha"
By Rabbi Chaim Binyamin Goldberg.
The Laws and Customs of the Year of Mourning. Tradition Point of View.