Whether pre-planning a funeral or planning a funeral immediately following a death, the selection of a funeral home is generally one of the first and most important decisions made. Choosing a funeral home to handle the memorial service, burial, or cremation of a loved one is often an overwhelming process.
If a family choses a burial for the final resting of the body of the deceased, many options are available by licensed care providers. Most of the items can be handled individually, but most are packaged together by either funeral home or cemeteries. Often funeral homes work together with cemeteries to provide convenience for the grieving family.
While no one is ever completely prepared for the loss of a loved one, it is possible to be aware of the details that must be managed to plan a Jewish funeral. Understanding the process before it becomes immediate can make the difficult time of grief less stressful. When examined in advance, mourners can be prepared for what traditions and practices are necessary within the Jewish faith.
Preparing for the funeral service of a loved one is one of the most stressful life events that we endure. By planning some of the items in your own service or by identifying some of the people you would like involved in the service, you can take a part of the stress and pressure off of your family at a very difficult time.