Everyone deserves the opportunity and support to reflect on the loss of someone significant in their lives who has died. Grief and Growing™ is an experience uniquely designed to help individuals and families attend to their losses in community, and gain the tools they need in their mourning.

July 21, 2020 Update:
We are in tender times. Many of us have found ourselves in mourning. Grief is compounded by the ways in which funerals, memorial services and shivas have had to be conducted in isolation. We – the co-directors of Grief and Growing™ – remain committed to our 25-year dedication to the mitzvah of comforting the mourner with traditional, creative, spiritual and professional resources, and are working now to transform our annual Grief and Growing program into a new format. As always, Grief and Growing will provide support, spiritual guidance, and professional clinical work for our mourners.

Use this link to be kept informed when the dates have been set. If you have any questions, please call us at 415-750-3436.

Two kids in the forrest doing art during Grief and Growing
It was incredible to have the time and space to be where we were, knowing our kids were in loving hands and that there are people who care. It’s hard not to have this more often in my grief, but it helps knowing the space is there.
Grief & GrowingParticipant

A One-of-a-Kind Jewish Healing Retreat

Grief and Growing is for you if you would find comfort being:

  • among other bereaved individuals and families
  • supported by a holistic professional staff of griefcare specialists
  • in a program dedicated to grief and healing

Many participants find that taking the dedicated time to focus on their grief buoys them as they return to their daily schedule. This program is the only one of its kind in the Jewish community for individuals and families.

We welcome the diversity of the community, including families of all kinds, all gender identities, all sexual orientations, ages, classes, races and cultural affinities.

Financial assistance is available by calling the Bay Area Jewish Healing Center at: (415) 750-3436.  No one is turned away for lack of funds.