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InterfaithFamily Shiva Center

InterfaithFamily partners with to provide comprehensive guidance as it relates to Jewish mourning and shiva, together with information relating to the traditions, customs and rituals.

Here you will find 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

Yahrzeit & Kaddish Center

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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The Yahrzeit and Kaddish Center contains tools, resources and guidance to help you remember and honor loved ones. Find prayers, convert English to Hebrew Dates and more.

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Sitting Shiva

Visiting a Shiva Home

Learn about the traditions and customs of sitting shiva, including guidance about who, where, when and how to sit shiva.

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Find guidance and information about visiting a shiva home, including how to act, what to say and what to bring or send.

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