Funerals create a structure to hold the varied and often fluctuating feelings that flow after the death of a loved one.
As a rabbi, I can bring you the structure offered by Jewish tradition. If you, your family and or and/or the person you are honoring and remembering are not Jewish, I can adapt my tradition so that it supports you authentically. While they honor those who have died, funerals are for the living and it is my sacred responsibility to help you as you grieve.
I WILL HAVE A PERSONAL MEETING WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY
So that I can absorb as much as possible about the person you are remembering. I will have phone conversations with key members of your loving circle who are coming in from out of town. Realizing that we cannot hope to capture all the memories and reflections of a lifetime in a funeral, I will ensure that we express the personality, values and virtues of the person you are remembering with love, warmth, honesty and integrity.