If you do not have a rabbi, Gutterman Bros. can assist you in engaging one.
trained members of the Chevra Kadisha (Sacred Society). In accordance with Jewish traditional law, men prepare men,while women prepare women. Embalming, cosmetics or any other artificial preparation of the remains is not permitted by Jewish law.
includes: hat, shirt, pants, jacket, belt and wrapping sheet. This garment symbolizes equality and purity.
The Shomer (Watcher) traditionally recites psalms.
Consult your rabbi for details on the customs and observances of shiva.
to indicate that one is in mourning. Those observing keriah are generally adult children, father/mother, brother/sister, or spouse of the deceased.
filling the grave completely until a mound is formed. Participation in filling the grave is a religious privilege and duty and an expression ofhonor for the deceased. Above ground burial is an option you may discuss with the Gutterman Bros. staff.