The Google truck will be in Pikesville on Friday, April 25. Users of Google Maps Street View will be able enter Levinson’s parking lot and walk through the front doors of the funeral home. Levinson’s will become the first Jewish funeral home in the country to partner with Google in this way. Users will have the ability to walk through and tour our lobby, chapels, library, parlors, arrangement offices, and more using a 360-degree panoramic view.
At Sol Levinson & Bros. we believe that our service to the community does not end with the funeral. Since 1998, in memory of Irvin B. Levinson, we’ve hosted an annual lecture series in his honor. Levinson’s, in collaboration with Jewish Community Services, sponsors both national and local experts in the field of death, dying and bereavement. This event is open to the public and provides ongoing support and resources to the community.
This year, the lecture is on Wednesday, May 8 from 6-9:15pm. Please see the flyer for full details, but we are thrilled to have Kay Redfield Jamison, Ph.D. speaking on the topic “NOTHING WAS THE SAME: GRIEF AND LOSS” and Rabbi Stuart Weinblatt discussing “LIVING IN THE SHADOW OF DEATH: LESSONS FOR LIVING”.
Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.
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The Yizkor memorial prayer is recited four times a year at synagogue services, including on the last day of Passover. Practices for length of holiday observance vary between denominations, so please check with your rabbi or synagogue to confirm this information. For those who observe eight days of Passover, the Yizkor service is held on Tuesday, April 2nd. For those who observe seven days of Passover, the service will be on Monday, April 1. A yahrzeit candle is traditionally lit the evening before.
Please see our website for a full calendar of Yizkor dates (based on 8-day observance).
Phase Two of our new website will be to enhance your ability to view service details from mobile platforms. The new mobile site will focus on the daily funeral list and allow you to more easily read the details of each individual funeral on your phones.
We know this is something many of you are looking forward to and we expect to have this available in the next few weeks. Stay tuned!
We here at Sol Levinson & Bros. are extremely proud to announce the launch of our brand new website (still at sollevinson.com)!
Why would we change our award-winning site? Because we are constantly striving to make every interaction with our organization even better.
The new look still has all of the things you were able to find in the previous layout: our daily funeral schedule, the ability to watch videos of services, cemetery information and more. But we have added some important new features:
easier navigation with tabs and drop-downs at the top
a detailed map of cemeteries with contact information for chairpersons and caretakers
easy ways for you to contact us with questions or feedback so we can make sure we continue to earn those testimonials
and much more, including this blog, which will be updated on a regular basis with articles about our industry as well as details about Jewish funeral customs and more.
Please take some time to look around and acquaint yourself with the new layout and features. There may be some kinks in different versions of browsers, so please let us know. We hope you find some useful information and we look forward to using this forum to provide you with even more!