Jewish Funerals


One of the most important mitzvot (commandments) we can observe is “halva’at hameitim” – accompanying the dead to their final rest. This is considered by our tradition as an act of great lovingkindness (gemilut chesed), as we are doing something for someone who can never repay us.

Mourning is a very difficult time, often of mixed emotions. Rabbi Gordy will not only embrace your family with emotional support and conduct a meaningful service, but will also guide your family through understanding the Jewish traditions and rituals so that you can make the best selections for the varying decisions you have to make. He is careful to explain the traditional approach, but open to exploring options that will better serve your family’s particular circumstances. He is also willing to officiate when a family chooses cremation.