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Funeral / Shiva

The Synagogue is available for funerals and Rabbi Alex officiates funerals for members and non-members.  Arrangements for funerals are made in conjunction with the funeral home you are working with.

Additional help and support are available to those experiencing a loss.  The Chesed Committee is ready to help with food, arranging a minyan and other needs.


"Sitting Shiva" refers to the customs 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 stay in the home in a state of mourning, surrounded by friends and family. Shiva takes many forms, and not everyone opts for the full seven days. One of the hallmarks of the shiva process is hosting a prayer service, or minyan, to give the mourners a chance to recite the Murner's Kaddish.  

Please contact us at 978-255-3144 or via email if you are planning Shiva or are in need of assistance in arranging a minyan.

Mon, June 24 2024 18 Sivan 5784