Funeral personalization can mean a lot of different things, but the primary goal of personalization is that the funeral more fully reflect the life of the person being honored. Whether you are looking for traditional or non-traditional funeral arrangements, there are many ways to honor special wishes. Read here for a list of several ways in which a funeral or shiva home can incorporate options such as music, photographs, etcetera.
Levinson’s is here to answer your questions about these and other options, and to make everything run smoothly. Make sure your funeral director knows in advance if you would like to include any of these elements, so we can be completely prepared upon your arrival for the service. If you have special requests for your own funeral, you may sit down with us to plan ahead and ensure we have the information in our records. It is also very important to ensure your family is aware of and comfortable with your wishes.
Also, not all of these things are strictly in keeping with traditional Jewish funerals. Be sure your clergy is aware of any personalized aspects of your funeral so they may tailor their remarks appropriately to honor your loved one in the way you wish them to be remembered.
One thing many of our families find meaningful is to place photographs, notes and drawings (especially by younger family members) into the casket. Funerals sometimes feature special readings, or favorite music playing while other family and friends arrive prior to the service. Levinson’s also provides the option of a video recording of the service via discrete and unobtrusive cameras in the ceilings of the chapels. Family and friends who are out of town or otherwise physically unable to attend may then feel they are a part of the service even if they cannot attend. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to let us know. If you have your own suggestions, feel free to leave them in the comments below.
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!