Virtual Evening Minyan:

For those interested, we have a 7 p.m. virtual evening minyan on Sundays. To participate, please log on here a few minutes before 7 p.m.

Please follow along in this digital version of Beside Still Waters, pages 69-125.


Rabbi Hannah Dresner was a guest on the radio show “Death Matters Live” on CO-OP Radio Vancouver and spoke about end-of-life-practices in Judaism. During her interview she also shared some unique musical selections:

For general information on Jewish burial and mourning practices:



  • Brenner, Anne, Mourning and Mitzvah: A Guided Journal for Walking the Mourner’s Path Through Grief to Healing;( 2nd edition), 2001.
  • Diamant, Anita, Saying Kaddish: How to Comfort the Dying, Bury the Dead, and Mourn as a Jew, 1999.
  • Kelman, Stuart and Fendel, Dan, Nihum Aveilim, A Guide for the Comforter, 2015
  • Reimer, Jack (ed.), Jewish Insights on Death and Mourning, 1995.
  • Shapiro, Rami M., Open Hands: A Jewish Guide on Dying, Death, and Bereavement, 1986.
  • Wolfson, Ron, A Time to Mourn, A Time to Comfort