“You Shall Love Your Neighbor As Yourself” (Leviticus 19:18)
The Jewish Traditions
As a funeral service provider which serves all of the Jewish denominations from the most Orthodox to the most liberal, we are dedicated to the principle that we will not attempt to impose any particular ritual or observance on any family nor will we attempt to dissuade any family from any practice that is accepted by any of the denominations. We will make available detailed information about the preferences of particular rabbis or congregations so that any family that is uncertain about observance can feel reassured about their choice of arrangements
Despite differences in the degree of ritual observance, all Jewish funerals share certain basic characteristics that stem from our common belief in the sanctity and equality of all human life. Because a Jewish funeral has profound religious significance, Jewish funerals avoid ostentation; family and visitors reflect in dress and deportment the solemnity of the occasion; embalming and viewing are avoided; music and flowers are rarely used, and interment takes place as soon as possible after death.
Jewish funerals conducted by more liberal Jewish denominations may differ in one or more respects from the foregoing traditional rituals. Other less traditional practices include burial in the deceased’s own clothing, burial in a mausoleum and a more elaborate funeral service including the use of music.
Providing Funeral Services to the Jewish Community of South Florida
Kronish Funeral Services proudly serves the Jewish community of Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, and Martin Counties, including the cities of Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, Delray Beach, West Palm Beach, Palm City, Stuart, and the surrounding areas.
Our staff is available 24 x 7 to help you with all your funeral needs.