Guide for Mourners

We are immensely grateful to Rabbi Keilah Lebell and to Ikar member Gina Rozner, whose insights and wisdom permeate this guide. Download our full guide so you can access to it anytime.

A letter from our Rabbis

Whether you’ve recently experienced the loss of a loved one, are preparing to say goodbye, or trying to navigate the journey of grief, we’re here to walk with you through this time. You are not alone.

The days and months leading up to and after a death can be full of intense and complex emotions. Many Jews find the practices around death and mourning to be meaningful and comforting. Making sense of the rituals, decisions, and traditions in this time can feel particularly overwhelming.

We created this short guide, focused on the Jewish practices around death and mourning, to help you move through these days of loss and grieving. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you have questions or would like to talk.

With love,
Rabbi Brous, Rabbi Tsadok, Rabbi Kasher, and Rabbi Panitz