Mourning Together: A Virtual Memorial Service

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Sol Levinson & Bros., the Baltimore Board of Rabbis, Jewish Community Services, and the Baltimore Jewish Council invite you to a virtual memorial service.

As a part of our Jewish community, we want to help fill the void of grief created by the pandemic. 

Grieving over the loss of a loved one can be difficult at any point in life. However, with the outbreak of COVID-19, we are currently forced to grieve under very unusual and trying circumstances. Jewish people have always come together in times of struggle and crisis in order to help and support each other. The families that Sol Levinson & Bros. has served since the beginning of the pandemic have not been able to sit, grieve, and pray together as a community in the traditional, therapeutic manner we have historically sought comfort in.

Please join Rabbis Joshua Gruenberg, Chai Posner, and Jessy Dressin, along with Cantor Ben Ellerin, on Tuesday, May 19, at 7pm for a virtual memorial service that will include memorial prayers and ritual. Additionally, we will read the names of loved ones who have left us during this time. Following the memorial service, Donna Kane, M.A,  JCS Grief Clinician, will discuss ways to grieve and cope as the pandemic continues. You are welcome to join for all or part of this gathering.

During the program, there will be an opportunity to light a memorial candle. If you’d like, we invite you to have a candle nearby to light at the time the officiants invite you to do so, as a communal act of remembrance and togetherness and for your own personal reflection.

We hope that you will join us for a meaningful evening of commemoration, remembrance, and community.