How It Works
Create a shiva
Set basic information like the name of the deceased and the dates of shiva.
Add video chat link
Use any video conferencing platform, like Zoom or Google Meet.
Set visiting hours
Visitors will see your set hours and who's planning to stop by when.
Send out a link to your shiva. No account creation required.
Tips for holding a remote shiva
As part of our design process, we talked to people that have recently held or participated in virtual shiva gatherings over the past few months. Here’s what we’ve learned has worked best when holding a shiva online.
RemoteShiva is entirely volunteer run. The initiative began as a way to address the unique needs of Jews sitting shiva during the time of COVID-19, when people cannot physically gather. We are pluralistic at our core, and we’re dedicated to making it as easy as possible for anyone to have a shiva remotely.
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