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Our Story - The Shiva Ladies

Having felt the emotional turmoil of losing a loved one and wishing there was a place to turn for help and guidance, inspired Karen Cooke and Shelley Marine to form In Time of Need. These two caring, longtime friends combined their talents in event planning and community involvement to help others in their time of need. We can walk you through one of life's most difficult times.

Why Us?

Known as the Shiva Ladies, Karen and Shelley aim to provide exemplary concierge service at reasonable rates. With our experience and expertise, we continue to bring solace to families in their time of grief.

Karen Cooke and Shelley Marine form The Shiva Ladies from

In Time of Need, a service that offers a more stress free way of planning a shiva for Philadelphia-area residents.

We take care of arranging all the details for memorial services and the period of mourning after the funeral.

Karen and Shelley, also known as “The Shiva Ladies," provide concierge services at reasonable rates. With their experience and expertise, they bring solace and peace of mind to grieving families.

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