What To Do When a Death Occurs?
Call Dan Levy of the United Hebrew Memorial Chapel at 905-815-3262 or 905-628-5662 to arrange for proper care of the deceased. If a death occurs in a hospital, their staff can make this call for you. If funeral prearrangements have not been made, you can ease the strain of planning the funeral by having someone, perhaps a close friend or family member, or Rabbi Selsberg, help you make decisions. Set time and place of the funeral with the United Hebrew Memorial Chapel. The funeral is usually held at 28 Ewen Road or at graveside.
Once the funeral time has been set, prepare the obituary. Items to consider including are: age, place of birth, cause of death, occupation, college degrees, memberships in organizations, military service or noteworthy achievements. List survivors in the immediate family. Give the time and place of the funeral. Suggest where memorial contributions may be made. Choose the pallbearers. Six people who can carry the casket are needed. It is customary not to appoint immediate family members as pallbearers. You may choose up to an additional four people to serve as honorary pallbearers. It is also customary to arrange for one person to act as a shomer, who would accompany the deceased from the funeral home to the cemetery. You can discuss the eulogy with Rabbi Selsberg.Beth Jacob Cemetery
Beth Jacob Synagogue has two cemeteries, the original cemetery at 1250 Snake Road Burlington and the Stanley Sobel Cemetery, located at 1400 Snake Road, just beyond the old Beth Jacob Cemetery.
Burial rights are extended to members in good standing. Click here to download a copy of our Cemetery Policies & Procedures.
Please contact Hanna Schayer, executive director, 905-522-1351, ext 10 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you require any further information.