The Shiva Sisters aid Jewish mourners with an only-in-L.A. panache, arranging catering, equipment rentals and general assistance for after-funeral gatherings. 'They kind of just swoop in and mother you,' says one man who lost his partner of three decades.
The early arrivals got the good seats, 115 folding chairs facing the pool. Other guests grabbed standing-room-only spots under giant umbrellas or stood blinking in the sun; still others jammed into the living room and family room, watching and listening through open sliding glass doors.
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