What to Expect at a Jewish Funeral

What to Expect at a Jewish Funeral

Are you attending a Jewish funeral for the first time?  Would you like to have an idea of what to expect?  While the customs of the different streams of Judaism are often unique, there are some central concepts common to all of the Jewish faith. Order of the Service...
What is an Autopsy

What is an Autopsy

Simply put, an autopsy (or postmortem examination) is an exam performed on a dead body in order to determine the cause of death, the effects a disease had on the individual, or to identify the deceased.  The word autopsy comes from the word autopsia, a Greek word that...
End of Life Social Media Etiquette

End of Life Social Media Etiquette

Whether we like it or not, we live in the world of social media.  Social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter have become major methods of communication across generations and cultures.  It is only natural, then, that social media is now involved in...
What is a Board and Care Home

What is a Board and Care Home

A board and care home is a typical house situated in a residential neighborhood that is equipped, tailored, and staffed to care for seniors.  They usually house only a small number of residents at any one time.  They provide room, board, 24-hour staff and care...