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/

Exciting Chanukah Event!

Sunday, December 18, 2022, at 5 PM
Temple Emanuel Sinai is hosting an all-ages Chanukah event open to everyone! There will be food (a full meal), special Hanukkah activities for kids, and an interactive musical performance by Boston's Premiere Post-collegiate Jewish a cappella group Honorable Menschen! Click here to learn more and RSVP!

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