Comforting Jewish Mourners: Nihum Avelim
Respect for the deceased, kindness and concern for those who mourn.
How To Create Your Own At-Home Kaddish Minyan
Every Tuesday for a year, we came together — for a memorial service, yes, but also to experience Jewish community in a new way.
What to Do When A Loved One is Dying
Jewish resources to help you through the final days and hours.
Does Judaism Allow Organ Donations?
Frequently asked questions about Jewish views on these life-saving procedures.
How to Plan a Jewish Funeral
A practical guide to preparations for Jewish burial and mourning.
Chevra Kadisha, or Jewish Burial Society
The chevra kadisha is a group of committed Jews who prepare the body for burial.
Yahrzeit: Remembering on the Anniversary of a Death
Lighting candles and saying Kaddish each year in memory of a loved one.
How to Make a Shiva Call
Because a shiva call requires total sensitivity to the needs of the mourner, the tradition mandates appropriate behaviors for the visitor.
Who Mourns for Whom?
Jewish law details which family relationships require traditional mourning practices.