Funeral and Grief Counseling

Congregation Netivot Shalom is a caring community, committed to providing both physical care and spiritual/emotional support for families experiencing loss. Please contact the synagogue office or Rabbi Creditor for any of the following services already in place, or with your own questions. We are here for you. Rabbi Creditor's email is and his cell phone is 339-206-2283.

Our Chevreh Kaddisha is a place to turn for help planning both the traditional ritual burial and the journey of comfort for the surviving family. Please also see, "Dealing with Death", a document created by our community and our founding rabbi Stuart Kelman for further guidance. To reach our Chevreh Kaddisha, please email .

Some Helpful Links:

Sinai Memorial Chapel:

Sinai Memorial Chapel,, is an important Bay Area Jewish Resource as they are  the only nonprofit Jewish Funeral Home.  They support a large number of Jewish organizations including the High Holiday Youth Programs at Netivot Shalom.

Local cemeteries:

  • Tel Shalom, Rolling Hills Memorial Park, 4100 Hilltop Dr, El Sobrante, Map, (510) 223-6161
  • Gan Shalom Cemetery, 1100 Bear Creek Road, Briones, CA, Map, (925) 962-3636, (mailing address: 3415 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette, CA 94549)
  • Home of Peace, 4712 Fairfax Ave, Oakland, Map, (510) 482-1147, a facility of Beth Jacob Congregation, Oakland