If You Think Your Family Is Dysfunctional, You Are Part of a Very Large Club

Monday, April 23

If You Think Your Family Is Dysfunctional, You Are Part of a Very Large Club. Sitting with families during a time of need or crisis can be a fascinating study. Invariably there is tension between siblings and it is reflected in the arrangement conference. Each individual has their own agenda, feelings of guilt and remorse,… Read More

How is Someone of the Jewish Faith Prepared for Burial

Thursday, February 22

The Jewish religion has certain customs and traditions regarding the preparation of a decedent for burial. Unlike many other faiths, the first rule of preparation for a decedent that is of the Jewish faith is that there be no embalming. Embalming is a process of preservation involving the invasive use of chemicals that is considered… Read More

What is the Reason to Consider a “Watcher”?

Thursday, February 15

Many families, while making funeral arrangements for a loved one, will ask for a “watcher” without really knowing the reason behind having one. Many years ago, a watcher was a person assigned to “watch” a body just in case the person was not actually dead as the tests for death were not as certain as… Read More