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Funeral / Shiva

Help is available when a death occurs in your family.                                     The Chesed Committee is ready to help with food, arranging a minyan and other needs in the event of someone losing a loved one.


"Sitting Shiva" refers to the ancient and beautiful custom of taking a week after the passing of a loved one to focus exclusively on mourning and remembering the person who has passed. The word shiva means "seven" referring to the number of days that it is customary to sit at home in a state of mourning, surrounded by friends and family. Of course, it is not all or nothing! So even taking a day or two after the funeral to engage in this beautiful Jewish custom is a wonderful thing. It is traditional to say certain prayers at a Shiva house.  

Please contact us at 978-255-3144 or via email if you are sitting Shiva and are in need of assistance, guidance or help in arranging a minyan.

Mon, May 29 2023 9 Sivan 5783