This guide is designed to provide volunteers with the necessary halachic, ritual, and social skills to lead a Shiva Minyan in a meaningful and comforting manner. Graduates of the course receive a certificate of completion from the FJMC & the Cantors Assembly which designates them as Ba’alei Tefilah with a special sensitivity to the needs of shiva homes.
The guide addresses the different comfort levels of mourners, desired logistics to create the appropriate mood as well as customs that take place at the conclusion of Shiva. It also provides a training outline and a list of Resources and Supplemental Readings. There is a discount for members of the FJMC and members of the Cantors Assembly.