End of Life

Jewish perspective on Death and Mourning

Ha’makom yenahem etkhem betokh she’ar avelei Tziyonvi’Yerushalayim
May God console you among the other mourners of Zion and Jerusalem

As individuals and as families, within a supportive congregation:

  • We mourn
  • We reaffirm the sweetness of life
  • And we remember

Jewish funeral and mourning rituals provide structure and mooring during a time when we may feel lost and at sea. Rabbi Valerie is knowledgeable and compassionate. She is able to support and guide you through each step of the process.  Please contact rabbi at rabbivaleriecohen@gmail.com if you require any assistance.

The First Month:

  • Taharah
  • Funeral
  • Burial
  • Shiva
  • Minyans
  • Sheloshim

The First Year:

  • Kaddish
  • Unveiling
  • Yahrzeit

The Years To Come:

  • Weekly Minyans
  • Kaddish at every Shabbat service
  • Yizkor Services
  • Yahrzeit plaques
  • High Holy Days Book of Remembrance

For more information about Jewish mourning rituals, we recommend visiting Kavod v’Nichum – Honor & Comfort – https://www.jewish-funerals.org/about-us/about-kavod-vnichum/

TES Summer Institute 2022 is coming your way!

Check out the schedule for this year’s 4th Annual TES Summer Institute and mark your calendars!

July 8 (early service) - RAW (Refugee Artisans of Worcester) with Joan Kariko, Co-founder

July 15 - The Jane Fund with Marcy Ostrow and Laurie Porter, Jane Fund Board Members

July 22
- Genesis Club of Worcester with Lisa Brennan, Director, and Luke Knowles, Club Member

July 29
- Ansaar of Worcester with Mona Ives, President and Educator

August 5
- Southeast Asia Coalition with Anh Vu Sawyer, Director

August 12 (early service)
- CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) with Shelley Rodman, Advocate Volunteer

August 19
- YOU, Inc. Worcester Family Resource Center with Debbie Bunker, LICSW

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