Death of a Love One


The death of a loved one is a central moment in the life of an individual or family.

Rabbi Sultar is available and committed to assisting and guiding families through the process of death and bereavement as much as the family wishes.

If you are or someone you love is suffering from a terminal illness, the Rabbi is available for counseling and guidance.

Many people are unaware of the Jewish ritual of vidui, a prayer said by someone who is likely approaching the moment of death. The Rabbi is available to help someone recite the vidui, or to recite it over a person in the presence of family. While the ability to face the onset of death this openly varies among individuals, please know that you can call on us to discuss this and other matters.

When a loved one dies, please contact Rabbi Sultar by calling the Synagogue Office, at (610) 933.-5550. We will discuss what kind of bereavement rituals you wish to observe.

The Jewish tradition for helping individuals and families through the bereavement process is well developed and wise. From the funeral through shiva through the year of mourning and yahrzeits, Jewish rituals of death and bereavement help guide us through terrible moments of loss and towards healing.