Death Rituals

Funeral, Shiva, Kaddish, Unveiling
Our sages teach us, from the Book of Kohelet 7:2 “It is better to go to the house of mourning than to the banquet hall, for from the house of mourning, the living learn a moral lesson”.

Shaare Zion Congregation recognizes that not every life cycle event is a joyous one. The loss of a family member can be overwhelming and sad. Our clergy will guide your family through this emotional time by helping you navigate the Jewish mourning rituals and allowing you the opportunity to express your grief.

For those who are unable to attend services to say Kaddish, Shaare Zion Congregation can arrange for a clergy member to recite the prayers on your behalf. If you would like to take advantage of this service, please contact our Ritual Director, Asher Tannenbaum at 514-481-7727 ext. 237 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Our Rabbis teach us that mourners are not alone in their grief; that through the ages, others have experienced the pain of loss and that there is a rich legacy of Jewish tradition which exists to offer comfort and communal support.

Death Rituals