Funeral Services

The end-of-life ritual in Judaism is designed to afford the family of a loved one a catharsis and a healing after the rupture of death. It aims to honor the deceased in prayer and rite, in symbol and in speech, as we reminisce about a life well lived and well loved in the bosom of family and friends. This time calls for the caring and nurturing of a professional clergyman, well versed in the Jewish customs of yore and the sensitivities of today. I am that rabbi, one whose eulogies are pointed and pertinent, personal and professional. Whether speaking alone or in conjunction with YOU, the family, from the pulpit, I deliver eulogy, literally, good thoughts, in the most appropriate manner. Utilizing poetry, prayers, and readings both ancient and modern, in Hebrew and in English, I provide a quality Service, one that will surely uplift and ennoble and bring meaning and closure as the process of grief begins.

Please remember: I am here for YOU, in the sad times, as well as in the glad times.

Funerals and Unveilings : The Other Side of This Life

When a loved one passes, the family is often at a loss for direction. This is where the qualified, ordained, experienced rabbi can be of great practical help as well as spiritual solace. As a rabbi, I am involved with all aspects of the life cycle — including death and mourning. Consider me YOUR RABBI, and I will guide you through the maze of choices that bewilder families at this sensitive time. In addition to giving help and assistance in securing funeral professionals who will meet YOUR NEEDS, I will deliver an inspiring and meaningful, spiritual service that will be tailored to you, as a grieving family, officiating at chapel, graveside, cryptside, or memorial service attendant to cremation. Regardless of the mode you choose, please know this: As YOUR RABBI, I will present YOUR SERVICE, according to YOUR WISHES.

Additionally, on request, I can arrange for and lead services during the memorial week, shiva, and make sure that the memorial prayer, Kaddish, will be recited for the traditional year-long mourning period, as prescribed by our Tradition. Liberal, Traditional, spiritual — I am YOUR RABBI, and I am here for YOU.

Jewish custom presents us with the opportunity to remember our loved one soon after death — anywhere from one month to one year after the passing. This is the Unveiling of the monument to our dearly beloved. I create a dignified remembrance ceremony, tailored to the family and its desires and needs, presenting the best that Tradition and Modernity have to offer. We loved our dear one in life; we honor our dear one, even after his or her passing. This is OUR WAY. Consider me YOUR RABBI.