Customs and Traditions of Mourning


Explore the customs of funerals, burial and mourning both within the Jewish community and among some of the diverse faith communities represented in Cincinnati. This two-part series began with a panel discussion of Jewish burial customs, including the rituals of preparation of the body by the chevra kadisha, the ways our customs facilitate pastoral care of mourners, and different Jewish cultural observances for shiva. The second part featured an interfaith panel exploring the funeral and mourning practices of Muslim, Baptist, Sikh, Jewish, and Hindu communities.

Traditions that Comfort: Jewish Customs of Mourning

Watch the Recorded Program HERE.

Shared Grief, Different Customs: An Interfaith Look at Funeral and Mourning Customs

Watch the Recorded Program HERE.