FAQ – Who Gets Funeral or Shiva Thank-you Notes?

One question we are often asked is who should formally be thanked after a funeral. It is important to note that the answer to this, as with most other things in Jewish tradition, often varies.

It is most common to write thank-you notes for donations or contributions that were made in a person’s memory, or to people who may have sent food to the family. It is also common to thank anyone who was exceptionally helpful in organizing shiva, etc. It is not expected that you should write a note to thank every person who attended the funeral.

However, in the more observant community it is NOT expected that thank-you notes be written, as that community views helping with shiva or making contributions in someone’s memory something that is a mitzvah – a commandment, not just a good deed – and, therefore, does not require thanks. Another part of the reasoning is they feel that grieving families should do just that – focus on their grief and not have to spend their time obligated to the duty of writing thank-you notes.

Baltimore Sun Top Workplaces – 2015

The list is out, and once again we are proud to announce that Sol Levinson & Bros., Inc. has been recognized among the 100 companies/organizations selected as a Top Workplace by The Baltimore Sun.

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Coming in at #8 on the list of Small-sized Workplaces, we are aware that our recognition is due to our employees filling out surveys and again ranking us as one of the best places to work in Baltimore. Levinson’s is honored to be included on this list for a second year, and especially grateful that our employees know they are an important and respected part of our family business.

Click the image above to see the full listing of workplaces that were recognized.