When you have to face mortality because a family member has passed away, the first thing you need to know is that the Jewish funeral home in Edison, NJ is there to offer you compassion, support, and even advice. Once you know your loved one is in good hands and will receive good care, you will need to spread the news of their death. That can be almost as hard as losing them in the first place as you will have to relive the news through other people as they are hit with something hard. The Jewish funeral home is there to help you when you are preoccupied with planning and your own grief.
Immediate family members need to be the first ones to know the news. Once they are aware, you might want to delegate some of those members to spread the news to other family members and friends. There is usually a limited amount of time between the death and the funeral so you need to make sure you are able to fit it all in. If you are in charge of the funeral, it’s okay to ask other people in your family to spread the news.
You want whoever is making the rest of the calls to have enough time on their hands to spend with each person they call. Some people may want to talk longer and may need some support when they hear the news. Getting the word out in a timely manner is also important. Some people may need to make travel arrangements so contacting people with details as soon as possible is a good idea.
With technology on your side, there are lots of ways to contact people about a loss in your family. However, you want to think about how the more impersonal communications might come across. Stay away from texting, emailing, or even leaving a message for close family members and friends. Those people deserve a direct phone call or even an in person visit if they are close enough in proximity. You may have to reach out to distant relatives in other ways, and once everyone you need to know is informed, it’s okay to post things on social media and so on, if you choose to do so.
It can be hard to figure out how you are going to fit everything in, but the professionals at the Jewish funeral home in Edison, NJ are there to help you figure out the details, even when it comes to informing your family about what has happened and what you are doing about the funeral services. Mount Sinai Memorial Chapels is here to help. We recommend that you let the closest family members know right away, even if you don’t have funeral plans in place yet. That way, you get the support you need, and those people are informed. You can go back with details when they arise and as the plans take shape.