Both Gutterman Musicant Jewish Funeral Directors and Wien and Wien Inc. Memorial Chapels, both Dignity Memorial providers, have been supporting grieving families and loved ones with a 24-hour compassion helpline for many years. The helpline is dedicated to providing free and confidential support from professionally trained bereavement counselors.
While these funeral homes have not previously had a helpline available to other groups, they felt a strong need to offer it to the Jewish community and its allies after the horrific events in Israel on October 7. They hope that will be a resource for people who are feeling isolated, have faced antisemitism, or may just need to talk to someone who offers comfort and compassion.
Beginning on December 1 and for the next six months, the Compassion Helpline, (866) 649-9644, is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The funeral homes ask that you share this information in your community and with anyone who is looking for additional support.