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End of Life

Machzikei Hadas clergy and staff are here to help your family at these difficult and sensitive times. Jewish traditions surrounding death are extremely meaningful. If you are unfamiliar with the traditions, we can help you with information about the funeral, mourning traditions, shiva, unveilings and yahrzeits.

What to do when there is a death:

Call Rabbi Scher at 613-521-9700, ext 3. If there is no answer, leave a message and then send him an email at He will return your call ASAP.

Our Clergy will:

  • Help guide you during this very difficult time

  • Meet with the family to create a respectful service that honors the memory of your loved one

  • Coordinate and lead shiva services in the mourners’ home

Our Staff will:

  • Send a notice to the membership informing them of your loss

  • Add the deceased’s name to the Yizkor list

  • Send you an annual yahrzeit notice

Sat, July 20 2024 14 Tammuz 5784