Death

“Hamakom y’nachem etkhem b’tokh sha’ar avelei tziyon viyrushalayim”
(May G-d comfort you among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem)

Our Jewish tradition offers several powerful end of life rituals – Kriah (tearing of a garment), Levayah (funeral procession), Hesped (eulogy), Kevurah (burial) and Shivah (seven days of mourning). Temple Sinai offers a climate of dignity, comfort and reflection in times of death. Our Clergy can perform interment services and they can be held at the synagogue, graveside, or at the funeral chapel.

Please call the synagogue as soon as you hear of a death in your family, even if the funeral will be out of town. Our Clergy are here to support you in your grief, with a call or visit, as well as guidance with arrangements, how to talk to children, and planning for shivah. Please do not schedule a funeral service without contacting the clergy. You may contact our Clergy Assistant Suzanne Summers at 305.932.9010

Death & Mourning Resources

What to Expect at a Jewish Funeral:

Jewish tradition teaches that human beings are created in the image of God (Genesis 1:26). This is the underpinning of all of the rituals and customs that make up a Jewish funeral.

Talking to Children About Death

Sometimes we have no choice but to discuss death for the first time when a child experiences it firsthand.

Yahrzeit Calculator

It is a mitzvah (commandment) to observe yahrzeit, the anniversary of the day of death, by reciting Kaddish and attending synagogue services.

Preparing for a Jewish Funeral: A Guide

The death of a loved one is so often a painful and confusing time for members of the family and dear friends. This guide will assist you in planning the funeral as well as offer helpful information…

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