resource library

Our on site resource library includes an extensive collection books and pamphlets that are available for the families we serve. These guides can be helpful tools for understanding and coping with death, as well as facilitating ways of remembering and celebrating your loved one's memory. Our collection includes the following titles:


Coping with the Death of a Spouse by Rabbi Rachel Cowan

Have The Talk of a Lifetime by The National Funeral Directors Association

Healing a Father’s Grief by William H. Schatz

Walking Through the Valley of the Shadow: When a Jewish Child Dies by Mort Schrag


Al Got a Hole in One: Spiritual Signs and Lessons of a Survivor by Dr. Robert S. Rauch with Laurén Aspen Rauch

Chesed Shel Emet: The Truest Act of Kindness by Rabbi Stuart Kelman and Dan Fendel

God’s To-Do List by Dr. Ron Wolfson

Grief in Our Seasons: A Mourner’s Kaddish Companion by Rabbi Kerry M. Olitzky

How to Survive the Loss of a Love by Melba Colgrove, Ph.D., Harold H. Bloomfield, MD. & Peter McWilliams

Kol Haneshamah Prayers for a House of Mourning And a Guide to Mourning Practices by The Jewish Reconstructionist Federation

Living with Loss, Healing with Hope: A Jewish Perspective by Rabbi Earl A. Grollman

Minhah and Maariv Services for a House of Mourning Edited by Rabbi Bob Freedman

Mishkan T’filah for the House of Mourning: A Reform Siddur by The Central Conference of American Rabbis

Sefer Zot Nechamati For the House of Mourning Edited by Rabbi Martin Samuel Cohen

Spiritual Signs and Lessons of a Cancer Survivor: Book Two by Dr. Robert S. Rauch

Tahara Manual of Practices by Rabbi Mosha Epstein

The Bond Of Life: A Book for Mourners Edited by Rabbi Jules Harlow

The Funeral and Cemetery Handbook by Rabbi David Weinberger and Rabbi Jacob J. Schacter

The Metsudah Tehillim by Rabbi Avroham Davis

Understanding Bereavement and Grief Edited by Norman Linzer

When Bad Things Happen To Good People by Harold S. Kushner

Children’s Booklets

Helping Children Through Their Grief by The National Funeral Directors Association

Talking to Children about Death by Dr. Nechama Liss-Levinson

Talking With Young Children About Death by Hedda Bluestone Sharapan and The Fred Rogers Company

Youth & Funerals by The Funeral Service Foundation

Children’s Books

Draw It Out by Steffanie Lorig & Rosalie Frankel, MA, ATR-BC

The Fall of Freddie The Leaf: A Story of Life for All Ages by Leo Buscaglia, Ph.D.

The Goodbye Book by Todd Parr

The Invisible String by Patrice Karst

Wherever You Are My Love Will Find You by Nancy Tillman

Zayde Comes To Live by Sheri Sinykin