Be together for shiva, online

We’re here to help mourners who aren’t able to have a traditional in-person shiva to recreate this experience as best as possible online.

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.


Invite people

Send out a link to your shiva. No account creation required.

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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. 


About Us

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.

Get in Touch

Got questions, thoughts, or feedback? We'd love to hear from you.

Thank you for reaching out. Our all-volunteer team will get back to you as soon as we can; we appreciate your patience!