How To Arrange a Jewish Funeral

How To Respond To A Death When It Happens

When you begin arranging your funeral, you can quickly become overwhelmed with the details and decisions you need to consider. At Jeffer & Harris, our specialists are ready to help you each step of the way and make the process smooth and stress-free. 

Immediately following your loved one’s passing, you must gather and fill out the appropriate paperwork, including a death certificate signed by a certified physician. If your loved one passes away at home, we will coordinate everything with the hospice or attending physician to secure the document as early as possible. Once it’s signed, we collect it and transfer the deceased’s body to our funeral home. 

Aside from a death certificate, we will also need the deceased’s “vital statistics.” We’ll need to present this information to the local health department for permission before proceeding with the funeral procession. 

If you want to expedite the process, providing us with vital statistics in advance will help. Here is the information we need from you: 

Aside from this information, we would also need to know any information regarding the grave location in the cemetery. Knowing where a prior burial is will help us select an appropriate grave for your loved one. 

Once you provide us with this information, there are a few decisions you’ll need to make regarding the service. Here is a complete list of what to consider:  

Once you make these decisions, our dedicated staff will do everything possible to honor your requests. Please feel free to contact one of our specialists with any questions.

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