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Mt Hebron

The first burial at Mount Hebron Cemetery occurred on April 14, 1909, and over 231,000 Jewish burials have taken place there since then. Immigration to the United States from Europe and Russia surged at the turn of the 20th century. During these times, a family member, often the patriarch, left behind his wife and children […]

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Mt Judah

Incorporated in 1908, Highland View Cemetery Corporation, also known as Mount Judah Cemetery, spent four years mapping out the cemetery grounds and constructing the roads. The initial burial occurred on March 8, 1912, and approximately 54,000 burials have since taken place since. Situated on the Brooklyn/Queens border, at exit 2 (Vermont Place and Cypress Avenue)

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Mount Lebanon

Mount Lebanon Cemetery was founded in 1914 and continues to be managed by one of the founding families. Their first burial was made on May 11, 1915. Mount Lebanon has over 92,000 interments. Early land purchasers were benevolent societies, fraternal organizations, and synagogues that provided burial benefits for their members. Eventually, individual families and family

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Grief Support and Self-Care in the Summer: Tips for Managing Grief During Summer Vacations and Holidays

Grieving a loss is never easy, and the summer months can bring unique challenges. Remembering what has changed with vacations, holidays, and family gatherings can feel even more intense. However, with some thoughtful strategies, navigating this season while honoring your emotions and taking care of yourself is possible. Here are some tips for managing grief

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Jewish Funerals in the Summer: Traditions, Challenges, and Considerations

Jewish funerals are steeped in centuries-old traditions, offering a profound sense of community, spirituality, and respect for the deceased. When these funerals occur in the summer, unique challenges and considerations arise, making it essential to balance tradition with practical needs. This article explores the intricacies of Jewish funerals in the summer, highlighting critical traditions, logistical

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Navigating Thanksgiving Grief: Coping with Loss During the Holidays

The holiday season is traditionally a time for joy, festivities, and togetherness. However, for those who are grieving, it can be an incredibly challenging and emotionally charged period. Coping with loss during the holidays requires a unique set of strategies and a compassionate approach to self-care. Below are a few practical tips on how to

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The Ten Benefits of Pre-Planning Your Funeral

Death is an inevitable part of life, but it is often a topic many prefer to avoid discussing. However, pre-planning your funeral proves to be a responsible and thoughtful way to ensure your final wishes are met while alleviating the burden on your loved ones during a challenging time. Read below for 10 ways pre-planning

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Understanding Yahrzeit and the Tradition of Candle Lighting

In Jewish tradition, the observance of Yahrzeit and the act of candle lighting holds significant cultural and spiritual importance. These practices offer an opportunity to remember and honor the memory of loved ones who have passed away. In this blog, we will delve into the meaning of Yahrzeit and the custom of lighting Yahrzeit candles,

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Honoring Jewish Tradition: A Guide to Jewish Funeral Homes, Services, and Traditions on Long Island

Long Island is home to a diverse population, including a vibrant Jewish community. When it comes to end-of-life rituals and traditions, it’s essential to understand the options available for Jewish families in the area. In this blog, we will explore the world of Jewish funeral homes, services, and traditions on Long Island, offering insights into

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The Tradition of Sitting Shiva: A Window into Jewish Mourning

When someone in the Jewish community passes away, family and friends often gather to offer support and remember the departed. One of the most significant customs associated with Jewish mourning is “sitting shiva.” Sitting shiva is a practice that provides comfort and solace to the bereaved, allowing them to navigate the difficult journey of grief

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