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Booklet: Mourning the Loss of a Jewish Loved One

If you have just lost a Jewish loved one, we hope this booklet will help guide you through the decisions that need to be made and the mourning process.

Mouring the loss of a Jewish loved one bookletAvailable as a downloadable PDF.

Whether or not you identify as Jewish, please know that you are part of the life and fabric of the Jewish community. We wish you comfort and strength during this painful time. May the memory of your loved one be a blessing, always.

Are you looking to get in touch with someone in the Jewish community or wondering how to find a synagogue? We offer a few suggestions to help you with that.

We hope this guide helps you navigate through important decisions to be made and provides an explanation of the different traditional mourning ritual practices.

From finding funeral homes to the main elements in a Jewish funeral service to the weeks and months ahead, we’re here to walk with you during this difficult time.


18Doors is here to support interfaith couples and families exploring Jewish life. We offer educational content; connections to welcoming organizations, professionals and programs; resources and trainings for organizations, clergy and other program providers; and our Rukin Rabbinic Fellowship provides offerings for couples in cities nationwide. If you have questions, please contact


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