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...
Who to Invite to a Funeral

Who to Invite to a Funeral

Funerals are an occasion for close family and friends to gather and reminisce and honor the passing of a loved one.  They are also an occasion for family and friends who rarely see each other to gather and get caught up on what is happening in their lives.  Families...
How to Select Pallbearers

How to Select Pallbearers

When planning a funeral, you will be faced with many decisions you need to make. One of those decisions revolves around deciding who will carry the casket if there is one.  If there is not a casket (i.e. the deceased has already been buried or cremated), you may want...
Is Entertainment Appropriate at a Funeral

Is Entertainment Appropriate at a Funeral

Including entertainment in some form is becoming more and more common as we move away from the traditional style of funerals.  Families are moving towards a memorial service or celebration of life, which tend to be more informal.  Today, many families decide to...
What are the Elements of a Funeral

What are the Elements of a Funeral

A funeral provides the opportunity for friends and family to gather together, and remember the life of a loved one who has passed away.  It provides a sense of closure as well as the opportunity to honor your loved one and just what they meant to your life and to the...
How to Plan a Funeral

How to Plan a Funeral

A Step by Step Guide You and your belief system, desires, relationship to the deceased, and the wishes of the deceased determine the process of planning a funeral.  Unfortunately, costs are a factor for many individuals as well.  To help you through the process here...
How to Write a Eulogy

How to Write a Eulogy

In the midst of the grief of losing a loved one, many tasks need to be accomplished.  One is the writing of the eulogy.  If you are the person tasked with this, here is a step-by-step guide to help you through the process. Step 1:  Gather Information Writing a eulogy...