Among the most sacred of Jewish duties is to comfort and assist the bereaved. When a death occurs, the Rabbi and Cantor help the family prepare for the funeral service and any Shiva minyans. Our Sisterhood can also visit the home while the family is at the funeral and set up the Meal of Consolation and other items necessary for the Shiva. TRZ also sends reminders to all members in advance of the yahrzeits (anniversary of the death) of their loved ones so that the family can know when to light the memorial candle and say the Mourner’s Kaddish. The names of all the deceased are read on Friday night and Saturday morning during Shabbat services of the week prior to their yahrzeit, in order to perpetuate their memory.