When someone in your family passes away, you know you want to honor their memory in a unique and personal way. No matter what type of service you choose, you want things to feel special. No two final services should be identical because no two individuals are exactly the same. Here are a few suggestions to bring your loved one’s style and personality into their final services.
Designate A Charity
It is not customary for people to send flowers to a Jewish funeral, as it is with other funerals. Instead, you can suggest that people send a gift to a certain charity – “tzedukah”. The charity you choose can highlight something important in your loved one’s life. If they died from cancer, for example, you could choose cancer research. If they loved animals, perhaps a local animal rescue shelter and so on. The charity you choose can say a lot about the individual you are honoring.
While most Jewish funerals are kept simple, there are ways to infuse photos of your loved one into the service so everyone in attendance remembers them at their finest. Place pictures on the bulletin, pass out memorial cards, or have a table at the back of the room with pictures posted along with other memorabilia.
Ask For Advice
If you’ve never planned final services before, you may not know what’s okay and what’s to be avoided, particularly in working with the specifics of a Jewish funeral. There’s no shame in that and you can most certainly ask the funeral home for advice. You want your loved one to be honored and respected, as they deserve, and you want to customize the experience for those in attendance in the most appropriate ways. The funeral home can tell you about things people have done in the past to see what feels right to you or they can offer you new suggestions that might work better for you.
When you are looking to make final services with a Jewish funeral home Monroe, NJ personal and customized for your love done, our experienced professionals at Mount Sinai Memorial Chapels can help. We serve not only Monroe Township, but Princeton, South Brunswick, and surrounding areas and we are here to help honor your loved one in the best way. We’ll go through all your options and choose just the right ways to celebrate a life well-lived with dignity. You can call us for ideas at (732) 390-9199 or set up a time to talk to our funeral director in person to go over details at 454 Cranbury Rd, East Brunswick, NJ 08816. We’re here to help you in any way we can as we know this is a difficult time. Visit our website at msmc.us for more information.