Keeping the Jewish Faith in a Cremation Service

At Mount Sinai Memorial Chapels, we take pride in providing the community with a high level of service. We are committed to dedicating ourselves to each and every family that comes to us. We believe that your loved ones deserve to have a beautiful, unique funeral with all of the customs included in the Jewish faith. As a family-owned and operated business, we are also proud to give families cremation service options in Highland Park, NJ. Let’s take a look at the difference between a Jewish and non-Jewish cremation service.

Jewish burial customs and cremation services are based on millennia-old traditions that demand careful attention and devotion. First and foremost, we base the cremation service around a single devotion of respect for the deceased. Every action we take after someone has passed away is geared toward that obligation. The details have been developed over thousands of years of Jewish traditions.

Traditional Jewish beliefs teach that when someone dies, their soul hovers near the body. Their body was on loan for use in this world, waiting to return to God in eternity. It would be insensitive to leave the body alone during this time so the deepest respect we can have for the deceased is to not leave the body unattended until the interment is complete. A watcher or guardian recites passages from the Psalms, bringing comfort to the person. Then the person is washed and dressed according to Jewish custom. We will say prayers of forgiveness for the deceased and eternal peace for them at that time. Anything they wear should not have pockets. The absence of standard pockets signifies that no worldly belongings will accompany them beyond this world and shows that all are equal before God.

Caring for burial needs through a cremation service is the ultimate act of kindness for someone who has passed on. Jewish funerals are concerned with the deceased feelings as well as the feelings of those who are mourning. Every act performed is guided by those feelings of compassion and respect.

Whether you have planned a Jewish cremation service for someone before or not, Mount Sinai Memorial Chapels is here to help you through the process. We believe that every Jewish family should have a dignified Jewish funeral at a price they can afford. With our services, you can trust that your loved one is in good hands. We are a locally owned and operated business, making us part of your community. We wish to treat your loved one like one of our own. Give us a call at (800) 395-9199 or (732) 390-9199 to ask questions about our services. You can also visit our facilities at 454 Cranbury Road (at Evergreen Blvd.), East Brunswick, NJ 08816 to see what type of space we have to offer. We want to be here for you in this difficult time and take the burden of the cremation service off your shoulders. We’ll handle the details so you can enjoy time with your family.

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