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Bereavement Information

When a Death Occurs – Details

Marsha Rozenblit and Manny Thorne are the current contacts for our bereavement committee.
You can reach Marsha via email at or by phone at  301-351-0325.

  • Help with Funeral and Burial Arrangements
  • Assistance with the Funeral
  • Chevra Kadisha/Tahara (Purification)
  • Shomrim (Watchers)
  • Funeral Service
  • Burial
  • Mourning

Fabrangen’s Cemetery Section – Details

Additional Information

Emergency Contact Information including Hebrew Name

  • We are asking ALL adult members to fill out this survey.

Saying Mourner’s Kaddish at Fabrangen during Zoom

Yartzeit Candle with red flowers

Photo © 2005 Abba Richman. Image used by permission; all rights reserved.

  1. The current mourners have met out of concerns about the flow and experience of saying Mourner’s Kaddish, and have some suggestions.  We also note that at least one community member, not saying kaddish, spoke to Rachel about how hard it was to listen to Kaddish as currently practiced.
  2. A few among us request an earlier rendition of Mourner’s Kaddish, either b/c of the need to leave services early or to have a calmer experience with its recitation.
    That would follow Psalm 30 on page 120; Mourner’s Kaddish appears on p. 121 (ie, in the service, just before Barukh She’Amar).  This may not need to be a permanent addition to our services, but at least addresses a need specific to Zooming.
  3. Before Kaddish, mourners may, if desired, share the name of the person they are saying kaddish for, much as we do for the Prayer for Healing.  This helps recognize those in mourning, especially since, if their “zoom tile” never lights up, the congregation may be unaware of their status and participation.  
  4. The cacophony around Mourner’s Kaddish has been distracting both to the mourners and to the congregation.  We would continue with the practice of everyone unmuting, but with this adjustment.  If the service leader is comfortable, we request that the service leader read kaddish, using a loud voice and a deliberate, measured pace.  The service leader should bear in mind that those leading services are more fluent in public recitation of prayer than many community members, and endeavor to speak slowly.  At the end of the Kaddish, the service leader should pause and listen for mourners who continue to recite kaddish because of differing pace, before proceeding to announcements/closing songs.
  5. The mourners will endeavor to speak softly and not to sway in and out of mike range, so the recitation amongst them is less chaotic to those listening.  



Contact Lists

Google Drive Document: Updated Combined Contact List

      • Click on the tabs at the bottom of the screen to move between sheets.
      • This Google Document is only visible to members on the list itself.

Printable PDF Lists – Formatted in Word: Updated February 11, 2021



Golden LeavesD’vrai Torah

One of the core values of the Havurah movement is the active role played by community members. At Fabrangen this active role is expressed, among other ways, in the discussion of the weekly Torah portion. 

Torah TextThe drash itself may focus on textual analysis, on a key philosophical theme of the particular Torah portion, or on ways in which some aspect of the Torah portion affects us in our lives. During the Torah discussion, everyone – newcomers and guests included – are encouraged to share their thoughts about the weekly portion. Because a different person gives the drash each week, this tradition provides a wonderful glimpse into the intellectual gifts and diversity of the Fabrangen community.

For many of us, the drash and Torah discussion are a particularly memorable part of each Shabbat experience—something to be reflected on during the coming work week.

Here are written versions of past drashes by Fabrangen members.


Small Fuschia Leaves LogoHistorical Documents

Historical Documents are archived on our Google Drive. We are very fortunate to have had Hannah Fischer scan and upload many Fabrangen documents. They are organized as follows:

  • 36th Anniversary Book
  • Bar-Bat Mitzvah
  • Budget
  • Children
  • Committees (Agendas, Notes, etc)
  • Divrei Torah
  • General Administration
  • Holidays
  • Inventory
  • Newsletters
  • Promotional Materials
  • Retreats
  • Roster
  • Schmooze List
  • Services
  • Volunteers

If you would like access to any of these documents, please contact the Coordinator.

Fabrangen Inventory 

    • We want to know what Fabrangen belongings are out there and where they are.
    • Please fill out this survey as thoroughly as possible ONLY if you know you have Fabrangen items in your home.



Small Fuschia Leaves LogoSchmooze List Information



Questions? Contact Michael


Golden LeavesSchedules

Tech Gabbai Schedule

Kiddush Schedule (some day  . . .)

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