Spiritual, emotional, and practical support
before, during, and after death.
The end-of-life journey doesn’t have to be made alone.
“Rabbi Shifrah's spacious heart and gentle ways bring softness, along with the crispness clarity provides.” — Victoria A.
As an end-of-life doula, I offer spiritual, emotional, and practical support for individuals, families, and caregivers.
It’s my sacred intention to midwife the transition between embodied living and death. I provide comfort and companionship for the dying, and for those who love and care for them. I'm ready to lovingly support you in moments of hope and despair, confusion and clarity, and whatever else may come your way.
“Midwife is the perfect word for what Rabbi Shifrah facilitated in me...” — Victoria A.
You’d like a companion and guide committed to being present for you at this time of your life, holding space for your journey right now, even as you reflect on what's been important to you all along.
You and a loved one want support in facing the end-of-life journey together.
1. Spiritual care planning to identify what you want and need during this time;
2. Information and referral about end-of-life practices and options, holding as paramount your needs, beliefs, and desires, and those of your loved ones;
3. Regular visits and consultation;
4. Ritual to support the journey before, during, and after death;
5. Bedside vigil in the final hours of life.
I offer a full services package that includes:
Ten 1 - 1.5 hour sessions for planning, consultation, and visitation. (Up to 15 hours)
Up to 72 hours vigil attendance. (may include additional team members at same hourly rate.)
Ad hoc end of life doula services outside of those noted above. (Up to 3 hours.)
Other packages are also available. We'll discuss your needs, preferences, and circumstances at our initial consultation, and will figure out together what makes the most sense for you.
Each end-of life situation is unique, and your client-doula agreement will be customized to your needs and circumstances.
Clients choose their payment amount based on a sliding scale provided prior to our working together, with the exact amount you pay determined by your own judgement of what you can afford.
Once you’ve determined the services you’d like to receive, an individualized cost estimate and service agreement will be provided for your review.
As of October 2020, most fees are based on a sliding scale hourly rate of $80 - $150. End-of-life vigil cost is based on an hourly rate of $45 - $80, with a two hour minimum.
All fees listed here are subject to change.
Have questions? Send me a note
I don't offer these services, but send me a note, I'll send you referrals to people or organizations that might be able to help.
I can also help you in filling out the necessary forms to clarify for loved ones and health care providers the kinds of medical interventions you want, and don't want, in cases when you can't speak for yourself.