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Jewish Bereavement Counselling Service (JBCS)

Jewish Bereavement Counselling Service (JBCS)

JBCS remains open to help and support Jewish individuals through loss and bereavement. Despite the safe distancing and self-isolation that people are compelled to adhere to in the battle against COVID-19, JBCS is still able to carry out counselling through various social media means including WhatsApp, Zoom and telephone.


The Jewish Bereavement Counselling Service (JBCS) is a service dedicated to bereavement counselling. JBCS is committed to ensuring that professional, skilled and confidential bereavement counselling is available to everyone in the Jewish Community. JBCS seeks to work in ways that respect your values, beliefs, resources, and needs. Anyone struggling or having difficulties managing after the death of a significant person in their lives can contact us.


Why a Jewish Service?

Our counsellors understand the specific issues raised by bereavement within a Jewish context. A Jewish service can be sensitive, aware and knowledgeable about social, cultural and religious needs.


Our Counsellors:

  • Have comprehensive training and knowledge in the issues of grief and loss.
  • See adults and children individually, families, couples and groups.
  • See people at all stages of life, from childhood to old age.
  • Have experience in supporting people affected by loss, including suicide, disaster, holocaust issues, sudden infant death, miscarriages, stillbirth and abortion.
  • See people from the entire spectrum of Jewish practice and observance


JBCS Bereavement Support Groups

Being part of a group with others who have shared similar experiences can be very helpful following a bereavement.

JBCS has counsellors trained to work with bereavement support groups.


  • Butterflies: for bereaved individuals with young children of their own.
  • Aftershock: for young adults (18-30) who have lost a parent.
  • Stepping Stones: for adults (40-65) who have lost a partner.
  • After loss: for adults (65+) who have lost a partner.
  • Stronger Together: for adults (65+) who have lost a partner (held at JW3).


Who is this aimed at?

This is aimed at Jewish individuals who have experienced bereavement.



Enquire with the organisation for precise opening times.



This is available both online and through their phone line, you can access this in any location.



Enquire with the organisation for precise opening times.



Enquire with the organisation for information about the cost of this.


Contact details


Phone: 020 8951 3881


For further information

Visit the Jewish Bereavement Counselling Service website

Visit the Jewish Bereavement Counselling Service Facebook Page





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