Glick Family Funeral Home is a non-denominational funeral home located in Boca Raton Florida. We can assist you with all your funeral needs in the Jewish faith, whether you're Orthodox, Conservative or Reform. We are able to coordinate your services with local synagogues and cemeteries, and we also have local rabbis willing to officiate your services and customize it to your personal needs. Glick Family Funeral Home also has a working relationship with the local Chevra Kadisha and can accomodate all customs of the Jewish faith. The traditional services of the Chevra Kadisha are all performed on site, maintaining all Jewish law throughout the burial process.
Jewish Funeral Home in Boca Raton, Florida
Jewish funerals can takeplace at a funeral parlor, at the home of the deceased, by the deceasedperson’s grave, or at a synagogue. The benefits of holding your Jewish funeralat a funeral parlor is that the Glick Family Funeral Home can help you withmost arrangements and can assist you in selecting the traditional customs youwant to incorporate into remembering your loved one. The Glick Family FuneralHome offers Jewish funeral services that will allow you to honor your loved oneand respect your loved one’s wishes, while gathering to mourn. In consultationwith your rabbi, the Glick Family Funeral Home can assist you with planning afuneral that will honor your loved one and his or her life. Jewish funeraltraditions often call for a fast burial, and at the Glick Family Funeral Homewe offer Jewish funeral services with the full understanding that time is ofthe essence. We can work with you to ensure a quick burial.
Nihum Avelim: Comforting the Mourners
Traditionally, the avelim in a Jewish funeral service arethe parents, children, and siblings of the deceased. Nihum avelim is the role that others have in comforting themourners. In a Jewish funeral, there will be no open casket. Mourners andcomforters gather and may perform a variety of customary forms of mourning andcomforting. Some Jewish funerals will incorporate all traditions, while somewill only incorporate a few. The Glick Family Funeral Home is a Jewish funeralprovider in Boca Raton, Florida who can consult with you and your family andyour rabbi to determine which rituals and customs you’ll incorporate. We can assistyou with the:
· Gatheringof the avelim and the nihum avelim.
· Keriah (ortearing). One of the rituals that may take place in Jewish funeral is thetearing of garments to express grief at the loss of a loved one. This ancientritual symbolizes the separation of the deceased from the family and offers aphysical manifestation of the family’s grief.
· Eulogy (hesperid). This is a written speechusually read by the rabbi, meant to comfort the family, though a rabbi need notbe the one performing the eulogy.
· Processionto the grave and the lowering of the casket with more gravesite prayers.
· Kaddish.During the kaddish more prayers arerecited over the grave.
· Placingearth over the grave.
· Shiva.The shiva is the period of morning after burial. Traditionally, shiva takesplace in the family’s home and the family doesn’t emerge from the home untilthe 7-day period of mourning has passed. Some families choose to hold shiva ata Jewish funeral home in Boca Raton, Florida like the Glick Family Funeral Home.Our Jewish funeral services give you the space to observe shiva with extendedfamily and friends.
If you are in the process ofplanning a Jewish funeral in Boca Raton, Florida, contact the Glick FamilyFuneral Home today. We honor a wide range of Jewish traditions and can help youplan a traditional Jewish funeral or incorporate the Jewish customs that matterthe most to you. This is a sacred time for you and your family. Let the GlickFamily Funeral Home help you honor it.