Understanding Shiva

Amherst Memorial Chapel partners with shiva.com™ to provide comprehensive information on the traditions associated with shiva and Jewish mourning to bereaved family members, friends and comforters.

Shiva.com, the resource for Jewish mourning, provides an easy-to-use resource to help family members, friends, colleagues and acquaintances honor the passing of loved ones. The site carefully blends centuries-old religious traditions with modern-day customs to help support, communicate and mourn. It also provides planning tools and appropriate products to send to family and friends nationwide through a user-friendly ecommerce platform.

Shiva.com is organized in a way that allows users to Learn, Plan, and Send all from one convenient website. The Learning Center provides answers to questions about shiva and the Jewish mourning process; from understanding shiva and its customs, to addressing what to expect at a shiva home, and how to cope with grief. The Planning Center provides guidance on the shiva process using the traditions of Jewish mourning along with our Shiva Planning Services. Send an appropriate shiva gift basket including, baked goods, fruit, nuts, chocolate, specialty desserts and fruit platters or even a meal such as a deli tray or bagel platter, providing comfort to mourners in a shiva home.

Shiva.com delivers comprehensive content, services, and products to millions of individuals seeking guidance and support on behalf of mourners and their friends, family, and co-workers.

To learn more about shiva.com, please visit https://www.shiva.com/amherstmemorialchapel-shiva/.


View Shiva Pages

Find shiva information, support the family, and express you condolences. 

Plant A Tree

An appropriate and time honored tradition to honor the memory of your loves ones. 

Understanding Shiva

Find guidence to understand shiva and its customs, traditions, and rituals. 


Yahrzeit & Yizkor Center

Amherst Memorial Chapel in partnership with shiva.com provide tools, and guidance to help you recognize and honor loved ones. Find prayers, information, products and services to commemorate the lives of family and friends.