These are resources for our Fabrangen members. If you have suggestions for additional items to add to this list, please let Elena Rodriguez know.
Marsha Rozenblit and Manny Thorne are the current contacts for our bereavement committee.
You can reach Marsha via email at firstname.lastname@example.org 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
- Garden of Remembrance Memorial Park
- Annual High Holy Days Community Memorial Services
- Details of The Jewish Funeral Practices Committee of Greater Washington contracts for the Hines-Rinaldi Funeral Home, Silver Spring, Maryland and Cunningham Turch Funeral Home, Alexandria, Virginia are at Jewish Funeral Practices Committee of Greater Washington – Funeral and Monument Contracts. Funerals arranged under these contracts are significantly less expensive than market rate funerals.
- For more detailed information about Jewish funerals, burial and mourning traditions, visit Kavod v’Nichum – Jewish Funerals Burial and Mourning.
- We are asking ALL adult members to fill out this survey.
Saying Mourner’s Kaddish at Fabrangen during Zoom
We recite Mourner’s Kaddish twice during our Zoom services.
- (p. 121) following Psalm 30 on page 120;
- (p.207) following Aleinu.
Before Kaddish, mourners may, if they desire, share the name of the person they are saying kaddish for, much as we do for the Prayer for Healing. This helps us recognize those in mourning. The service leader should make sure all mourners have had a chance to speak before proceeding.
Everyone is welcome to unmute including the kahal/community so they may respond to the mourners.
Mourners are asked to speak very softly or move away from the mike so that everyone may clearly hear the recitation by the leader.
The service leader or someone whom she asks to lead should recite using a loud voice and a deliberate, measured pace.
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.
- Contact List on Google Spreadsheet
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.
The 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.
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:
- 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.
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Contact John Spiegel to volunteer to do a drash.