Jewish Burial & Mourning

/Jewish Burial & Mourning
Jewish Burial & Mourning 2016-10-15T14:07:00+00:00

“Chazak v’amatz-May you be strong and of good courage.” These are the words that Moses spoke to Joshua as Moses neared death. Moses was aware that death and mourning, endings and beginnings, require strength and fortitude.

And so, over three thousand years later, we say to you “Chazak v’amatz -May you be strong and of good courage.” Whether you are reading this as a loved one is nearing death, or simply because you are interested in Jewish traditions, may you be granted strength. In our death-denying society, death and mourning is a subject most people would rather avoid. You have chosen to address this difficult yet important topic head on, and for that you should be strengthened.

That this booklet is intended to offer you a brief overview of death and mourning practices in Jewish tradition. We hope that it gives you the critical information you require in your time of need. For a more detailed description of Jewish laws and customs surrounding death and mourning, please feel free to contact the Rabbi.

Guide for Jewish Burial and Mourning (pdf)

Additional information that may be of interest or comfort to you are:

Temple Emanuel, as a congregation, has burial plots for sale to its members and their Jewish family members in Cedar Park Cemetery. Please call our executive director in our Temple office 201-391-0801 for information.
The list below is for the convenience of our members and is not intended as a recommendation of any particular business.

 

Funeral Homes

Gutterman-Musicant
402 Park St., Hackensack, NJ 07601
Telephone: 201-489-3800 | 800-522-0588
See the ad in the Temple Emanuel Bulletin

Robert Schoem’s Menorah Chapel
W-150 Route 4 East, Paramus, NJ 07652
Telephone: 201-843-9090 | 800-426-5869
See the ad in the Temple Emanuel Bulletin

Wein & Wein
402 Park St., Hackensack, NJ 07601
Telephone: 201-569-2404 | 800-322-0533
See the ad in the Temple Emanuel Bulletin

Louis Suburban Chapels
13-01 Broadway, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
Telephone: 201-791-0015 | 800-525-3834

Headstones and Footstone Monument Companies

Sprung Monument
402 Park Street, Hackensack, NJ 07601
Telephone: 201-488-2291 | 800-666-6964
See the ad in the Temple Emanuel Bulletin

Miller Memorials
45 Samworth Rd # 2, Clifton, NJ 07012
Telephone: 973-773-9893

 
Koch Monuments
76 Johnson Avenue, Hackensack, NJ 07601
Telephone: 201-342-2185 | 800-675-5624