This colorful booklet lists all the ritual items needed for the Passover table. The history and significance of each item on the seder plate is explained, as are the customs that have been handed down through the generations.
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A great way for Jewish professionals and volunteers who work with and provide programming for people in interfaith relationships to locate resources and trainings to build more welcome into their Jewish communities; connect with and learn from each other; and publicize and enhance their programs and services.
There are no laws as to what kind of food can be brought to a shiva house. The one thing you should know about is whether or not the family keeps kosher (i.e., observes the Jewish dietary laws). If they do, you want to be sure that any food you bring into their house has a heksher (kosher certification) that is acceptable to them. And you want to find out if the meal for which you are bringing food will involve meat, in which case lasagne (which is dairy) would not be okay. But assuming there are no issues relating to kashrut (dietary laws) then lasagne is a great option. When you bring in the lasagne, I\\\\\\\’d suggest putting your name on the container or a card attached to the container so the mourners will know who it is from. Also, be sure to mark your name on the container if you want to get it back.
Thank you for this article. My firnd’s mom just passed and she flew to New York for the funeral and to sit shiva. I was looking for a way to let them know I am thinking of them that aligns with their faith and traditions.