Book SuggestionsAddress, Richard F., editor. A Time to Prepare: A Practical Guide for Individuals and Families in Determining a Jewish Approach to Making Personal Arrangements, Establishing the Limits of Medical Care and Embracing Rituals at the End of Life. New York: URJ Press, 2002.

Brener, Anne. Mourning & Mitzvah: A Guided Journal for Walking the Mourner’s Path Through Grief to Healing. Woodstock, VT: Jewish Lights Publishing, 1993.

David, Jo, and Syme, Daniel B. The Book of the Jewish Life. New York: UAHC Press, 1997.

Goodman, Arnold M. A Plain Pine Box (book and video). Hoboken, NJ: KTAV Publishing, 1981.

Lamm, Maurice. The Jewish Way in Death and Dying. New York: Jonathan David Publishers, 1969.

Olitzky, Kerry M. Grief in Our Seasons: A Mourner’s Kaddish Companion.Woodstock, VT: Jewish Lights Publishing, 1997. A series of guided exercises for people reciting Kaddish.

Syme, Daniel B. The Jewish Home: A Guide for Jewish Living, Revised Edition. New York: URJ Press, 2004. Contains a good section on grief and mourning from a Reform rabbi’s perspective.

URJ-CCAR. Defining the Role of the Non-Jew in the Synagogue: A Resource for Congregations.
New York: URJ Press, 2003.

Washofsky, Mark. Jewish Living: A Guide to Contemporary Reform Practice. New York:

How to Go On Living When Someone You Love Dies, by Therese A. Rando, Ph.D
The Courage to Grieve, by Judy Tatelbaum
Understanding Grief, Helping Yourself Heal, by Alan D. Wolfelt PhD (Workbook)

Men and Grief
Into the Cave: When Men Grieve, by Dr. Ron Petrie
Swallowed by a Snake, by Thomas R. Golden
Death of a Parent: For Adults
Father Loss, by Neil Chethik
Motherless Daughters, The Legacy of Loss, by Hope Edleman
The Orphaned Adult, by Alexander Levy

Children’s Grief:
2-6 Year Old:
I Heard Your Daddy Died, by Mark Scrivani
I Heard Your Mommy Died, by Mark Scrivani
6-8 Year Old:
Help Me Say Goodbye, by Janis Silverman
Waterbugs & Dragonflies, by Doris Stickney
6-12 Year Old:
When Someone Very Special Dies, By Marge Heegaard ( Art Therapy)
8-11 Year Old:
How it Feels When a Parent Dies, by Jill Krementz

Teen Grief:
Fire in My Heart, Ice in My Veins, by Enid Samuel Traisman
Straight Talk About Death for Teenagers, by Earl A. Grollman
For Parents to Help in Children/Teen Grief:
Healing a Child’s Grieving Heart, by Alan D. Wolfelt PH.D.
Healing Your Grieving Heart for Teens, by Alan D. Wolfelt, PH.D.