Commemorating Loved Ones

Death and Mourning

Our community is a sacred and loving community both in times of happiness, as well as sadness. If someone is sick, the community is there to offer support. In the event of death or when it is expected, Rabbi Natan and others will be there to offer comfort and memorialize the passing. 

Judaism offers many rich traditions and rituals that allow the mourners to deal with loss and pain. In addition, our newly-formed Caring Committee (called Yachad, meaning “Together” in Hebrew) is always there in the event of a community need. Please contact the Rabbi or the Synagogue Administrator, Cathy, at (225) 924-6773.


When the synagogue office is provided with the yartzeit dates of deceased family members, the rabbi will mention the name prior to the recitation of Mourner’s Kaddish on the Shabbat preceeding the yartzeit. In addition, a special weekday ma’ariv minyan can be arranged for those wishing to observe the yartzeit of a family member on the precise Hebrew date.