Death & Mourning

Learn everything you need to know about Jewish mourning rituals.

How to Talk to Your Kids about Death

By Laura Fitch and Alana Kadden Ballon

It’s never easy to tell your child when a loved one has died. Watch this video to get some advice on how to talk to your kids about death featuring chaplain Laura Fitch and parent, Alana Kadden Ballon.

Below are some of the advice Laura and Alana share:

  • Use simple, clear words
  • Find a supportive team for yourself
  • Make time for yourself to process
  • Create a space to share emotions and feelings
  • Tell you child what to expect
  • Talk about funeral and rituals
  • Help your child remember and honor the loved one


If you’re looking for more resources about Jewish mourning rituals, check out our other videos here.

These resources have been made possible through the generous support of the Lippman Kanfer Foundation for Living Torah

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