The Jewish Bereaved Parents Support Group was formed by two Jewish bereaved mothers, Cynthia Pollak
and Marina Briskin, in 2011.
We are an independent support group for Jewish parents who have suffered the devastating death of a child
(whatever age or circumstance).
In the short time since our inception, we have brought together other Jewish bereaved parents and watched them regain
their confidence as they find new friends they can relate to. It does not take away our pain, but there is comfort
being with others who understand you, who donít make well-meaning but insensitive comments.
We feel unthreatened, enlivened and relaxed when we are together. I know that we have brought some people out of the
isolation of their own homes, and we have helped to create new friendships.
All of our projects are aimed at us helping each other, reaching out to those who need us, giving many a new lease on life.
Our current members are benefitting by being able to express their feelings, and getting things off their chest, that no
one else but us, in the similar position, can truly understand.
In 2016 we became incorporated (Jewish Bereaved Parents Inc) and are registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission (ACNC).
We are not affiliated with Melbourne Chevra Kadisha, Bet Olam, any shule or temple, or any other organization.