I have had the honour of officiating at a number of funerals in these past weeks. In town, up-Island, on Salt Spring Island, the need has been unusual in number. But the emotional need is always present. I am always so grateful for our tradition that consistently provides a bulwark of support through ritual and presence to grieving families.

This week there is another funeral – a notice will be going out once we have established day and time. It is a tremendous mitzvah for us to attend, Nihum avelim, to comfort the mourners, and help make a minyan so we can recite El Malei and the Mourners Kaddish.

With love,
Rabbi Lynn