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Jewish Services

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.

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Jewish Funeral Home in Boca Raton, Florida 

Jewish funerals can take place at a funeral parlor, at the home of the deceased, by the deceased person’s grave, or at a synagogue. The benefits of holding your Jewish funeral at a funeral parlor is that the Glick Family Funeral Home can help you with most arrangements and can assist you in selecting the traditional customs you want to incorporate into remembering your loved one. The Glick Family FuneralHome offers Jewish funeral services that will allow you to honor your loved one and respect your loved one’s wishes, while gathering to mourn. In consultation with your rabbi, the Glick Family Funeral Home can assist you with planning a funeral that will honor your loved one and his or her life. Jewish funeral traditions often call for a fast burial, and at the Glick Family Funeral Home we offer Jewish funeral services with the full understanding that time is of the essence. We can work with you to ensure a quick burial. 

Nihum Avelim: Comforting the Mourners 

Traditionally, the avelim in a Jewish funeral service are the parents, children, and siblings of the deceased. Nihum avelim is the role that others have in comforting the mourners. In a Jewish funeral, there will be no open casket. Mourners and comforters gather and may perform a variety of customary forms of mourning and comforting. Some Jewish funerals will incorporate all traditions, while some will only incorporate a few. The Glick Family Funeral Home is a Jewish funeral provider in Boca Raton, Florida who can consult with you and your family and your rabbi to determine which rituals and customs you’ll incorporate. We can assist you with the: 

  • Gathering of the avelim and the nihum avelim.
  • Keriah (or tearing). One of the rituals that may take place in Jewish funeral is the tearing 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 a physical manifestation of the family’s grief.
  • Eulogy (hesperid). This is a written speech usually read by the rabbi, meant to comfort the family, though a rabbi need not be the one performing the eulogy.
  • Prayers.
  • Procession to the grave and the lowering of the casket with more gravesite prayers.
  • Kaddish.During the kaddish more prayers are recited over the grave.
  • Placing earth over the grave.
  • Shiva.The shiva is the period of morning after burial. Traditionally, shiva takes place in the family’s home and the family doesn’t emerge from the home until the 7-day period of mourning has passed. Some families choose to hold shiva at a 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 extended family and friends. 

If you are in the process of planning a Jewish funeral in Boca Raton, Florida, contact the Glick FamilyFuneral Home today. We honor a wide range of Jewish traditions and can help you plan a traditional Jewish funeral or incorporate the Jewish customs that matter the most to you. This is a sacred time for you and your family. Let the Glick Family Funeral Home help you honor it.

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