Miscarriage and Baby Loss

You Are Not Alone

At Jewish Family and Children’s Services, we honor and support those families who have experienced the devastating death of a baby through miscarriage, neonatal and infant death.

Someone is here to help you. Call JFCS at the number below to speak with someone today:


The Jewish Community Cares

Our clinical staff is sensitive and trained to respond to the unique needs of those suffering from these losses. We are here to support you and your family through the many stages of the bereavement process. We can help with practical steps after the death of a baby, provide rabbinic support in considering options for burial and memorializing, and offer ongoing bereavement support.

Learn what JFCS is doing to lead the way to a new path for Jewish healing after pregnancy loss here >


Jewish Funeral Home and Chevra Kadisha in the Bay Area

Sinai Memorial Chapel: Responding to Perinatal and Infant Loss

Jewish Cemeteries in the Bay Area

Sinai Memorial Chapel: Memory Garden at Eternal Home Cemetery

Sinai Memorial Chapel: Gan Shalom Cemetery

Gan Yarok (Green Garden) at Fernwood Cemetery

Jewish Resources on Miscarriage, Perinatal and Infant Loss

My Jewish Learning: Miscarriage

My Jewish Learning: Stillbirth and Neonatal Death

Project Nechama at Congregation Beth El

Hasidah: Infertility Awareness in the Jewish Community


Godcast: Creating a Funeral after Miscarriage

Ritualwell.org: Rituals after Pregnancy Loss


Jewish Pregnancy Loss

Jewish Books on Mourning the Loss of a Baby

Tears of Sorrow, Seeds of Hope, 2nd Edition: A Jewish Spiritual Companion for Infertility and Pregnancy Loss. Rabbi Nina Beth Cardin, Jewish Lights Publishing, 2007.

A Time to Mourn, a Time to Comfort, 2nd Edition: A Guide to
Confronting the Loss of a Baby: A Personal and Jewish

To Mourn a Child: Jewish Responses to Neonatal and Childhood DeathJeffrey Saks and Joel Wolowelsky (editors), KTAV Publishing House, 2013.

Additional Resources: Support after Neonatal Death

HAND of San Francisco

MISS Foundation

Earth Mama Angel Baby

Angels Babies

October 15th


The Compassionate Friends

International Stillbirth Alliance

Blogs on Baby Loss

Glow in the Woods

Still Standing Magazine

Pregnancy After Loss Support

The Stirrup Queens

Healing Hearts Babyloss Comfort

Queerly Trying

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