Jewish Rituals Relating to Death, Burial and Mourning
When one experiences the loss of a loved one, there will be a myriad of choices to make, including how to incorporate the numerous Jewish laws, customs and traditions which have been followed for centuries. Dignity, Respect and Simplicity are the Jewish fundamental principles related to care of the deceased and are evident in every aspect of Mount Sinai’s services.
Death is a subject that may not have been easily discussed among family members which explains why many people today may be unsure or unaware of all of our Jewish customs. This is why our staff takes the time to present all of your options while respecting your individual traditions and wishes.
Often, the knowledge and counseling of a rabbi may be comforting. At Mount Sinai we respect individual practices and different emphases; and we are here for you and for your family. If you do not have a previous relationship with a rabbi, please let us know and we can assist with the introductions.
Additionally, in accordance with the customs for traditional Jewish burial, we regularly work with Chevra Kadisha organizations from all around the country to ensure proper burial at Mount Sinai.
We invite you to read The Mount Sinai Guide to Traditional Jewish Funeral Practices which is available for download by clicking the link below or if you want, you can fill out the form below to receive it in hard copy format by mail.
Got questions about Jewish Funeral Planning or Jewish Funeral Customs? Visit our FAQ page.