These are by far very unprecedented times. The onset of Covid-19 has affected everyone worldwide, sadly including the funeral industry. However, we are all adapting to this new reality and creating means of still conducting our most sacred ceremonies in a manner that is still within Jewish tradition.
Thanks to Zoom video conferencing technology it is possible to still make a memorial or funeral service meaningful. Most importantly, it allows families to still feel connected to everyone who cared about their loved one and to feel their support.
The Beth El Mausoleum will not stop serving families just because of this virus and continues to strive to find every way possible to assist our families in need. In addition to the usual circle of life, unexpected losses are even more heartbreaking at this time and the fact that services must be limited to immediate family or held via video conferencing has certainly put us all in uncharted territory. We want you to know that here at the Beth El Mausoleum we are taking every precaution necessary for the health and safety of all families in-need, along with our clergy and staff during this difficult situation.
Although the Mausoleum is currently closed for visitation until we are once again able to open our doors (with the proper social distancing precautions until we are advised otherwise) we have created Virtual Beth El which has allowed us to operate our Beth El Mausoleum services online on a computer, smartphone or tablet . Virtual Beth El ensures you that we are always available to help you and your loved ones should the need occur. Our Mausoleum telephone line 561-391-8901 is also available 24/7 in case of an end of life need, and our caring Mausoleum Director and our clergy will be reachable for anyone who needs them.
We are also accessible for those who were already thinking ahead before the pandemic. Many people were planning tours to learn more and wanted to take care of their pre-need arrangements, and we want you to know we are able to help everyone no matter the timing. Pre-need or at-need, we are here for you. Our Mausoleum Director, Mike Sirowitz can conduct a virtual tour with you and answer any and all of your questions, so that you may still take advantage of the opportunity to secure your final arrangements without delay.
We sincerely hope that you and your loved ones will remain healthy during this time and that you will not need us immediately, but we want you to rest assured that if you do, for any reason – our clergy and all of us here at the Mausoleum and Temple Beth El will be there for you to ease the burden. We look forward to the day when we once again may meet safely in person, but until such time, our virtual services can enable you to reach out across the miles and make sure that whatever your need is, be it to allow family to participate in a funeral service, or for you to inquire about pre-need arrangements, we are “open” and ready to assist you.