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A Guide to Jewish Funerals

A Guide to Jewish Funerals
The Funeral Service
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Stages of Mourning
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Glossary of Jewish Funeral Terms
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A Guide to Jewish Funerals

Part of the greatness of Judaism is that it affords us concrete ways of working through our grief while, at the same time, allowing us to demonstrate our respect and affection for those, now gone, whose lives touched ours with love and caring.

This Guide to Jewish Funerals is by no means exhaustive. Should you wish to delve further into the customs and ceremonies described herein, please consult your Rabbi, or feel free to contact our Rabbi on staff, Rabbi Michael P. Strasberg, with any questions.

The Funeral Service

A funeral service communicates the story of the life that has been lived.

Shiva Customs

Shiva is the seven-day period of formalized mourning by the immediate family of the deceased.

Stages of Mourning

The grieving process is made up of a series of five significant stages.

Monuments

Monuments provide a lasting tribute to a loved one and honor Jewish tradition.

Honoring Jewish Tradition

Sinai Chapels professionally assists all Jewish families, from the most halachically observant to the completely secular.

Glossary of Jewish Funeral Terms

Hebrew terminology associated with funeral services and the grieving process are explained.

Are You Interested in Preplanning Services?

Assisting with funeral preplanning is a specialty at Sinai Chapels. Our funeral directors are qualified and available to guide you through the many choices that make a funeral service unique and personal.