Obituaries

Sam Goldberg
B: 1932-07-10
D: 2018-10-03
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Goldberg, Sam
David Herz
B: 1949-10-28
D: 2018-09-26
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Herz, David
Marvin Drucker
B: 1930-10-29
D: 2018-09-21
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Drucker, Marvin
Evelyn Diamond
B: 1932-09-05
D: 2018-09-19
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Diamond, Evelyn
Lisa Wiviott
B: 1966-09-28
D: 2018-09-13
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Wiviott, Lisa
Phyllis Siperstein
B: 1934-06-05
D: 2018-09-10
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Siperstein, Phyllis
Beverly Rendler
B: 1962-08-01
D: 2018-09-04
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Rendler, Beverly
Shirley Izenberg
B: 1916-06-11
D: 2018-09-02
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Izenberg, Shirley
Lillian Hoffman
B: 1921-08-18
D: 2018-08-24
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Hoffman, Lillian
Erin Simmons
B: 1976-01-08
D: 2018-08-21
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Simmons, Erin
Charlotte Friedenberg
B: 1936-04-06
D: 2018-08-19
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Friedenberg, Charlotte
Jonathan Moss
B: 1957-08-21
D: 2018-08-10
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Moss, Jonathan
Morton Libin
B: 1927-07-06
D: 2018-08-01
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Libin, Morton
Patricia Perlman
B: 1939-07-04
D: 2018-07-31
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Perlman, Patricia
Marilyn Greber
B: 1935-08-03
D: 2018-07-28
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Greber, Marilyn
Robert Frankel
B: 1927-05-20
D: 2018-07-23
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Frankel, Robert
Marion Cohen
B: 1926-08-07
D: 2018-07-21
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Cohen, Marion
Stanley Lenga
B: 1927-10-05
D: 2018-07-17
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Lenga, Stanley
Ann Brown
B: 1932-08-17
D: 2018-07-14
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Brown, Ann
Anita Plaxe
B: 1929-05-03
D: 2018-07-08
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Plaxe, Anita
Helen Ross
B: 1920-02-15
D: 2018-07-07
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Ross, Helen

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Jewish Burial Customs

jewish burial services El Cajon leaves trees fallBelow is a list of traditional Jewish burial customs. Today, there is flexibility when it comes to these burial customs and it may be acceptable to not follow them or follow a variation of them.

- A Jewish funeral usually occurs within 24 hrs after the death.

- Jewish tradition does not incorporate a viewing, visitation, or a wake.

- Prior to the funeral service, the immediate family usually gathers and participates in the "keriah" where a visible part of clothing such as a lapel, shirt collar, or pocket is torn as sign of mourning. Today, the practice has shifted to tearing a black ribbon off from a lapel, short collar, or pocket. 

- The body is buried in a plain wooden casket.

- The body is washed and not embalmed. 

- During the funeral service, the casket is often kept closed. 

- The rabbi usually administers a funeral service that is short, reflective, and solemn. 

- At the graveside service, it is common for the family and guests to actually participate in the actual burial. Each person will generally place a few shovels of soil onto the casket. 

Sources:

Shiva.com. (2017). Jewish funerals and burial. Retrieved from: http://www.shiva.com/learning-center/death-and-mourning/burial/

Everplans. (2017). Religious perspectives on holding a viewing, wake, or visitation. Retrieved from: https://www.everplans.com/articles/religious-perspectives-on-holding-a-viewing-wake-or-visitation