The Importance Of Personalizing A Funeral/Memorial Service

By: Tom Gallagher
Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Memorial events and funerals are unique ways to honor and remember those who have passed away. Everyone has distinct preferences, interests, and personality traits, and it is essential to say goodbye to a loved one in a way that genuinely reflects their memory. This is where the concept of personalizing a funeral or memorial service comes into play in Jewish funeral customs.

While funerals are often solemn, they need not be entirely somber. However, Jewish funeral customs are particular about traditions to follow, and at Sholom Chapel, we have learned through experience that personalized services hold the most significance for our clients.

When planning a funeral, stepping back, relaxing, and focusing on what truly matters is best. What matters is the person's life and their impact on their loved ones. A funeral should be as unique as the individual being honored while following Jewish funeral customs.

Why Customizing A Funeral Matters

Personalizing a funeral or memorial service matters because each person is unique. While we may share commonalities with others, such as shared interests or physical appearance, no two people are the same. Therefore, a funeral should be tailored to the individual, just like how we personalize weddings, birthdays, or anniversaries.

Creating a memorial ceremony as unique as the departed loved one is a fitting way to pay tribute to their life and memory. Adding personal touches to a funeral or memorial service involves making choices that reflect how much the deceased meant to you.

We understand the significance that personalization in Jewish funeral customs can have for the deceased's loved ones. We recommend involving several family members in the funeral planning process, as it not only helps to divide the tasks but also provides insight into what the departed soul would have wanted for their memorial ceremony.

How Personalizing A Funeral Helps You

Personalizing a funeral or memorial service can also benefit those emotionally and physically involved in the planning process. It can lead to a reflection on one's own life and a rediscovery of what truly matters while reaffirming the commitment to the memory of the loved one. It can be a transformative experience bringing authenticity and direction to your life. It also serves as a reminder of how we should strive to live.

For more details about how Jewish funeral customs and how we can personalize a funeral or memorial service, call Sholom Chapel at (310) 659-3055/(818) 899-5215. To email, don't hesitate to contact Sholom Chapel, and our funeral experts will revert soon to discuss your requirements. 

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