Today is July 19, 2019 -
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In accordance with Jewish tradition, some of our members “sit shiva,” receiving comforting guests at their home following the service. While the tradition is seven days, many people observe for one or sometimes two or three days. It is customary for mourners to refrain from work during whatever days they sit shiva. A rabbi, cantor, or layperson will officiate at shiva minyan services in the home of the bereaved for one service or up to the full week of shiva. LBT provides appropriate prayer books as needed.
The shiva service culminates in the recitation of Mourner’s Kaddish.