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“I offer instead / my presence…”
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A poem to mark moments in a year of mourning.
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Shiva service with humanist language

Humanistic Shiva Service

“May the lingering glow of our loved one’s soul guide us…”

Shedding a New Light: A Service for Lighting the Shiva Candle

A poem on transforming mourning into dancing

Mourning to Dancing

Caring for the body before a Jewish funeral

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Watch the video to learn more about specific Jewish mourning practices and how to be there for your friends and family.


A poem for a yizkor or memorial service. When we remember our loved ones, we inscribe them upon the pages of our memory and they live on in us.


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