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Image result for compassionate handsAt the Jewish Collaborative of Orange County, our values are rooted in empathy and compassion. We offer programs and resources to support those who have suffered the loss of a loved one on their journey through grief to meet them where they are, and help them move toward renewed hope, healing and peace.

Rabbi Tilchin is available for pastoral visits, emotional support, and end-of-life needs. Please mail her at or call (949) 402-8004.

We also offer OC Egal, a nightly egalitarian minyan, for those observing Yahrzeit or wishing to recite Kaddish.


Online Bereavement Support Groups

The Jewish Collaborative and House of Ruach invite those who are navigating a path of grief to join us for online bereavement support. This twice-a-month gathering is an opportunity to share our respective journeys through grief toward healing. 

Monthly Schedule:

  • FIRST Thursday of the month is for those who have lost spouses and longtime companions.
  • SECOND Thursday of the month is for those who have lost teen and adult children.
  • THIRD Thursday of the month is for those who have lost parents, guardians, siblings and close friends.
  • FOURTH Thursday of the month - Circle of Hope & Healing - will feature special presentations by national experts and will be open to all

Thursdays meetings will convene from 5:00 - 6:30pm Pacific Time
Facilitator: Chaplain Fran Chalin M.S.W. / M.J.C.S. 

To learn more and express interest in participating, please click here.


Community Kever Avot Services

Honor the tradition of visiting our buried loved ones between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

To learn more about the Kever Avot here.

Path With Heart
Rabbi Jill Berman Zimmerman

Our House Grief Support Center | K12 Academics



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