Shiva Delivers - Receive a Free Home Cooked Meal from Jews in Solidarity with Black Grief
As Jews, when someone passes away it is customary for us to attend a Shiva (a daily ceremony that goes on for 7 days following a funeral). During these 7 days, loved ones bring food to the grieving family throughout their period of mourning to alleviate the necessity of small tasks that contribute to overwhelm.This is believed to provide space for the full depth of collective mourning.
This past week, police violence has taken the lives of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Regis Korchinski-Paquet, Tony McDade, and so many others before them. As Black communities grieve these profoundly unjust losses, it is crucial for co-conspirators to step in with whatever labour they can provide.
We are coordinating a collective effort amongst our community, whereby non-Black Jews cook a Shiva dinner meal for Black households in Vancouver in order to lighten your load. This initiative stemmed from our desire to mobilize the Jewish community to provide a gesture in the form of a sacred cultural practice that continues to soothe our people in times of grief.
Jews are a multiracial and multiethnic global community. What affects one of us affects all of us. Black Jews and the greater Black community deserve our solidarity now and always (Edit by Shekhiynah Larks).
To receive a meal delivery, simply fill out the form below. All food will be prepared and delivered using proper safety precautions to ensure that nobody's health is at risk of COVID-19.
With love and solidarity,
The Vancouver Jewish Community
*Note: Depending on the number of participants in the Jewish community, we may be able to provide more than one meal per household. We will contact you via your preferred method to let you know if this is a possibility.
*Note: This form is completely private and information provided will only be used by Becca Schwenk and Madison Slobin for the purposes of Shiva Delivers.
What is the best way to get in touch with you?
How many folks are in your household? (So we know how much food to cook)
What is the address that you would like your meal delivered to?
Dietary Restrictions and Allergies
Any questions, comments, or concerns?
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