What is Shiva Connect?
ShivaConnect.com is a complimentary service for mourners and those wishing to express their condolences, providing instant communication to people near and far.
Answers to who, what, where, when and how many are posted on a personal "Shiva Registry" page to organize the bereavement period. Our unique website features the ability to learn about sitting shiva, make a memorial donation, locate shiva food providers, find helpful resources and request an annual Yahrzeit reminder via email.
A Shiva Registry can be created by any mourner, “Shiva Captain” (a family’s representative who is overseeing the arrangements for the shiva period), Synagogue caring community, funeral home representative or helpful friend. When complete, a direct link to the Registry is automatically emailed to the person who created it, for distribution to family and friends.
Those who wish to send shiva food, can conveniently find a local deli using our zip code search.
ShivaConnect is the vision of Sharon Rosen, whose goal was to develop a helpful website to provide information, coordination and support to Jewish mourners, their families and friends. For more than a year, she researched the Jewish tradition of shiva and gathered information to create this website. She consulted Rabbis and met with directors of Hospices, Funeral Homes, Jewish Organizations and Synagogues who were all eager to share their knowledge and direct their families to ShivaConnect.
Based in South Florida, ShivaConnect.com has begun to include local resources for a time of loss. Please contact us or call 1-800-797-0605 to inquire about a listing.