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For our community members who are in mourning, our Judea Reform Community is devoted to being present for each other.  Given the COVID -19 pandemic and the obligation for physical distancing, we are employing new tools we have in order to sustain a meaningful and loving flow of comfort and compassion from the community to you and your family. These are adaptations of Jewish law for this urgent hour. They will be modified as the situation changes. To find out more about how Judea Reform is meeting the needs of pastoral care, burials, funerals, and shiva minyans during this pandemic, please contact us directly (see list of contacts on sidebar).


Judaism has developed a healthy approach to grief that allows families to move from the hardest moments of loss back into the world, with deliberation.

For information about the Jewish observances of grief and mourning, see the Union for Reform Judaism's website here.

For information on how Judea Reform supports people during this difficult time, including:

  • Our local Chevra Kadisha (burial society)
  • Pastoral care
  • Support from the congregation
  • Funerals and memorial services
  • Meal of consolation
  • Shiva minyan
  • Unveiling
  • Calendar of Mourning
  • Giving Tzedakah
  • Our Cemetery

please click here and read "Kavod V'nichum – Honor and Comfort." or contact Julie Fishkin, Life Cycle & Pastoral Care Coordinator, 919-489-7062, ext 227, by email by clicking here.

For information about Growing Thru Grief, a resource for those who have lost a loved one, please click here or email their admin at

For information about the Judea Reform Cemetery, please click here or email the cemetery committee at

Wed, May 18 2022 17 Iyar 5782