NechamaComfort supports families of all backgrounds who have suffered pregnancy loss - from early miscarriage through infants up to age one.
We help wherever and whenever we are needed – the immediate family, extended family, and friends. We work with medical staff, hospital staff, clergy, and funeral homes to get families what they need, and we educate professionals and communities on how to be supportive. Whether the loss was recent or a long time ago, we are here.
Our key goals:
Support families - Immediately at the time of loss, we help with making decisions and choices, and, as time goes on, coping with the loss and moving through it.
Educate communities - We run awareness programs that help remove the silence and isolation that surrounds infant pregnancy loss as well as providing community members with practical tools so they are better equipped to provide families the needed support.
Educate and train professionals - Clergy, medical professionals, mental health professionals, and funeral directors may not be trained to help most effectively. We work directly with them to help clients, as well as offering professional development training courses.
Guidance for medical personnel
Guidance for clergy
Jewish burial support
Individual and group counseling (phone and in-person)
Monthly support groups
Ongoing support including assistance during subsequent pregnancies
Assistance for families to find meaningful ways to move beyond their loss
Community awareness programs
Founder and Director, Reva began counseling families informally after her first son, Pesach, passed away in 1987 just 12 hours after being born and after suffering 6 miscarriages. Fielding phone calls from distressed families around the world, Reva saw the unmet need for support and education. She soon recognized the need for a specific network to help deal with the unique challenges of the bereaved in the Jewish community.
Reva has her chaplaincy certification from Hackensack Medical Center and is a certified Infant Pregnancy Loss Facilitator from the Resolve Through Sharing (RTS) bereavement program. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Human and Child Development.
Sharon's commitment to supporting women and families in the broad Jewish community is what drew her to NechamaComfort. She provides counseling to clients who have experienced infant or pregnancy loss using the Resolve Through Sharing (RTS) paradigm.
Sharon has her PsyD degree in school/child clinical psychology from Yeshiva University's Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology. She is a retired school psychologist.
Ellen joined NechamaComfort after the stillbirth of her daughter Ahava. In additional to counseling families, she develops and delivers training programs for professionals and communities.
Ellen received her Master of Science degree from the Courant Institute of New York University. She trained with Resolve Through Sharing to support families suffering infant and pregnancy loss.
Esther is an RN who has an extensive background in labor, delivery and post-partum care. She has worked with families in hospital, school and camp settings. She was trained by the infant-pregnancy loss bereavement program of Resolve Through Sharing. Esther and her husband have six children, but also experienced eight miscarriages.