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sharon rosen Jewish Hero

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sharon rosen

delray beach, Florida

How is your Hero working to make the world a better place?

When Sharon's beloved Mom passed away, she experienced how overwhelming "sitting shiva" can be. Exhausted and depleted, she thought, "There must be a better way!" and conceived the idea of a comprehensive website to conveniently provide information, assistance and coordination of the bereavement period. After a year of research and development, she launched, a free resource to help Jewish families and those wishing to express their condolences. It features educational articles, a new "Shiva Registry" technology to privately post and share funeral & shiva details, links for charitable donations, a shiva food zip code search, helpful resources and an emailed Yahrzeit Reminder. It only takes 5 minutes for a relative, Synagogue or caring friend to enter information on a private Shiva Registry page that includes : funeral and shiva dates, times, places, interactive directions, mourners' contact information, food notes, synagogue affiliations, family charitable requests, tributes and who to call if you have a question. A direct link to the Shiva Registry is then emailed, texted, tweeted, posted on Facebook or found through a search on ShivaConnect's home page. With "just a click," family and friends learn sitting shiva details, make charitable donations, find local delis, view/post food planned for each day, find helpful resources and send thoughtful messages to mourners. Families appreciate fewer phone calls, less stress, confusion and wasted food. People near and far learn how best to express their condolences and can conveniently make memorial donations.

How has your Hero impacted your life and inspired you?

Sharon is an inspiration to me- a giving, caring person who is working tirelessly to help families find comfort in Jewish bereavement traditions and offer support at a most difficult time. Her passion and commitment to follow what she believes is a G-d given idea, has strengthened my faith. She is diligent about providing helpful information and resources for mourners. She is tenacious in her efforts, reaching out to Hospices, Funeral Homes, Synagogues and Jewish Organizations, pioneering an innovative way to meet the needs of mourning families and facilitate online donations for worthy charities throughout the United States.

What type of work does your Hero do?

Jewish education, identity, and culture, Other