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Shiva Support at the Minyan

The Minyan has these resources for the bereaved:

If there is a death in your family and you want the Minyan to provide food, shiva minyanim, or other help,  call any member of the Shiva Committee at once - even if you are not sitting shiva locally or are unsure what you want to ask.

As a community, we value supporting our members who are mourning. It is an important mitzvah to tend to the needs of a mourner. Here's how you can help to fulfill that mitzvah:

  • Respond promptly to requests to attend a shiva minyan by means of the Minyan website signup. It is VERY IMPORTANT that you sign up on the website, regardless of how many people are already signed up. Organizers typically only have one or two days to organize shiva minyanim. You do not have to know the mourners personally to come to their home for a shiva minyan.
  • When you attend a minyan, arrive promptly, as it starts on time. Morning minyanim are scheduled early to accommodate work schedules. Your delay is liable to inconvenience others who must wait for a minyan before davenning can begin.
  • It is also a mitzvah to make a condolence call during the week. Try to arrange your time so you can stay and visit with the mourner after davenning, or come back at another time. Please check with the mourner's preferences for when to visit — some families have family time blocked off during each day. Read about  the art of making a shiva call.
  • Please respond to requests for providing food for the mourner and family (or for breakfast after shacharit). See notes on Kashrut.

Shiva minyan times

Shiva starts the day of the funeral and ends the morning of the seventh day, after Shacharit. (Fractions of a day count as a whole day.)

The usual times for Minyanim are as follows:

  Morning Evening
Sunday 8:30 am 7:30 pm
Monday 6:45 am 7:30 pm
Tuesday 7 am 7:30 pm
Wednesday 7 am 7:30 pm
Thursday 6:45 am 7:30 pm
Friday 7 am  
Saturday No minyanim on Shabbat 30 mins after Shabbat ends
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