It’s easy enough to assume that if you’ve been to one funeral, you’ve been to them all. However, every person is unique, and each funeral should be customized to that individual’s personality and tastes. There are many things that can vary and if you are going to attend a service in an East Brunswick, NJ Jewish funeral home, even what you bring as a gift can be different. Jewish funerals are much simpler than other traditional funerals and standard gifts like flowers aren’t appreciated. But there are other things you can bring to help show the family in grief that you are there to support them. Here are a few suggestions:
In the Jewish custom, showing up for a funeral shows a huge amount of respect for the person who passed on and the family left behind. Really all you have to do is make an appearance at the final services and the family will know you care for them and their loved one. Your presence shows your respect and that’s really all they want.
Many families will accept monetary gifts in honor of their loved ones surrounding the services at the Jewish funeral home. If the family has specified a charity (in the obituary or through other means), you can make a donation to that charity. Otherwise, you can choose a cause yourself based on what you know about the family or the person who passed. Some also choose to write a check directly to the family to distribute as they wish and that’s very nice as well.
The Gift Of Time
This gift isn’t something you can take directly to the Jewish funeral home, but the gift is in your heart and you know you will carry it out when the time is right. Giving the family your time with acts of service in some way or another is a grand gesture that will greatly touch them. You can do things like prepare meals they can freeze and enjoy together during their time of grief, offer to run errands for them, take in family members from out of town so they don’t have to stay in a hotel, shovel their snow or mow their grass, and so on. These gifts of service take little more than some of your time and can mean a great deal to a mourning family.
If you need more ideas on things you can give to a family surrounding a service at a Jewish funeral home in East Brunswick, NJ, contact the experts at Mount Sinai Memorial Chapels. We’re located at 454 Cranbury Rd, East Brunswick, NJ 08816 and you can stop by or call us at (732) 390-9199 with your questions. We are here to help families through some of the most difficult times in their lives, but we’re also willing to help extended family and friends comfort the families who need them. Don’t hesitate to reach out for us for any need surrounding loss, final services, and beyond.