Virtual Evening Minyan:
As we will not be meeting at Or Shalom for Shabbat services, we have added a 7 p.m. virtual evening minyan on the following Sundays: March 29, April 5, April 12, and April 19. During the Passover week we will announce more. To participate, please log on to Rabbi Hannah’s personal Zoom room 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:
- Kavod V’nichum (Honor and Comfort) website. The Kavod v’Nichum and Gamliel Institute provide resources, education, and training along the Jewish end-of-life continuum: from visiting the sick and pre-planning, to care for the body after death, to providing comfort to the mourners.
- Jewish Death and Mourning on My Jewish Learning. This is an extensive trans-denominational resource for Jewish practice and education
- 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