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Chicago Jewish Funerals

Chicago Jewish Funerals partners with shiva.com to provide comfort and guidance as it relates to Jewish mourning and shiva, together with information relating to the traditions, customs and rituals. Here you will find comprehensive articles, tools and resources to help with understanding shiva, how to plan a shiva, along with appropriate ways to honor and commemorate loved ones.

 

Understanding Shiva

The Learning Center

In Judaism, the first period of structured mourning is shiva. The primary purpose of the shiva tradition, or "sitting shiva," is to create an environment of comfort and community for mourners

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Find information on all aspects of shiva and Jewish mourning, including suggestions on what to bring or send to a shiva, and additional articles about mourning with Judaism.

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Plan a Shiva


Sympathy Messages

Find guidelines that are tailored to assist the family and their designated shiva coordinators or personal representatives through the planning process.

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Finding the right words is not easy. We have compiled some examples of messages to inspire you, lead you down the right path, or simply use as your own.

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