Mourning Customs

Jewish custom recognize that death is an inevitable and necessary part of life. The rituals observed at the time of death and during mourning help us experience our sorrow and find peace through our bonds with family and community.

“Death is merely moving from one home to another. The wise man will spend his main efforts in trying to make his future home the more beautiful one.” — Menachem Mendel Morgenstern (1787 – 1859)