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Death & Mourning

The Death of a Loved One

When death separates us from one we love, sorrow and grief can make life feel chaotic. Judaism offers a way of dealing with death and grief which can help us through this difficult period. The Jewish way is based on two principles: 1) k'vod hamet- honoring and respecting the deceased, and 2) nihum avelim- consoling the mourners. These two principles help mourners accept the reality of death, express their sorrow, and take up living without their beloved.

Our rabbis are committed to assisting and guiding families through the process of death and bereavement. Drawing on the wisdom and rituals of our tradition, our clergy conducts funeral services that are dignified and meaningful. Congregation HEA is a caring community ready to embrace our families in time of need. We can arrange for Shiva Minyanim (observance of mourning in the home); provide a daily egalitarian minyan for those saying Kaddish; and we will notify you of upcoming yahrzeits.
When a loved one dies, please contact Debbie LeBauer at 720-390-4435. We will discuss what kind of bereavement rituals you wish to observe, and put you in touch with an appropriate Jewish Mortuary. If you are calling after office hours, please call the synagogue's emergency line: (816) 516-6050.

Helpful Links

Feldman Mortuary (303) 322-7764

My Jewish Learning – Death and Mourning

Jewish Family Service of Colorado

Consider The Yizkor Book
Be a part of our Annual Yizkor (Remembrance) Book. These books are distributed for the Yizkor service on Yom Kippur and the other three Yizkor services throughout the year. HEA members will receive this form in the mail with the list of names previously remembered (if applicable). If you would like to inscribe any additional names in the book, please add them to the form below. Thank you for joining with other HEA families in perpetuating this tribute to those we miss.

Consider a Memorial Plaque
Contact Joyce Perlmutter for information. Phone: (303) 758-9400 x 202

Thu, May 19 2022 18 Iyyar 5782