The AriYael Jewish Healing Center was formed to honor the memory of two special people who died in 2016.  Ari Mazer, 26, son of Marc Mazer and Susan Talon-Mazer, and Yael Goldblatt, 63, late wife of Rabbi Dan Goldblatt, both died from rare forms of cancer. Ari, who had just begun a promising career as an engineer, was the unofficial counselor for his circle of friends and was a skilled listener and wise beyond his years. Yael was a beloved psychologist who served individuals and couples with love, compassion and deep understanding of the human psyche.   

The AriYael Healing Center was created to be an essential support for individuals and families responding to illness, loss and all life transitions.

It is a non-profit corporation tasked with the vision to bring a wide array of healing programs, support groups and classes to the East BayJewish community. 

Some of the many ways we seek to provide this include:

  • Caregiver Support Groups
  • Cancer Support Groups
  • Parenting Children with Special Needs
  • Grief Support Groups
  • Interfaith Couples Support
  • Spiritual Direction

The AriYael Jewish Healing Center seeks to provide a warm, welcoming home in the spirit of Ari and Yael.