Hospice: A Compassionate End of Life Decision

For anyone who is facing a terminal diagnosis, whether for themselves or a loved one, the word “hospice” connotates that a life will soon be coming to an end. It is a powerful and often frightening word and may…
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Beth El Mausoleum Celebrates the Light of Chanukah with a Special Gift before December 31, 2022

It’s time to celebrate the beautiful light of the season as Chanukah, a symbol of hope and freedom for Jews everywhere, will soon be here….

Thankful for the Memories: The Custom of Jewish Unveiling

As we all look forward to celebrating Thanksgiving and making new family memories, this season of gratitude is likely filled with recollections of happy times spent with those who are no longer with us. During the first year after…

Reflecting on our Family Traditions as we Approach the High Holy Days

As the most sacred season of the year approaches for Jewish people around the world, the High Holy Days involve generations of time-honored rituals and traditions. We may reflect on our experience attending Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur Services…

The Jewish LGBTQ+ Community

The Jewish LGBTQ+ Community The Beth El Mausoleum, our Mausoleum Director, Mike Sirowitz and our clergy at Temple Beth El of Boca Raton proudly welcome the LGBTQ+ Jewish community. They look forward to working with all those identifying as…

Jewish Graves: Stones of Remembrance

Jewish Graves: Stones of Remembrance Have you ever wondered how the ancient Jewish tradition of placing pebbles or stones of remembrance at the place of burial when visiting a loved one came about? Is it a custom, a ritual,…

Words of Comfort at a Time of Loss

May Their Memory be for a Blessing What do you say to someone who has experienced a death in their family? Should you offer words of comfort? Of support? Is there anything that Jewish tradition suggests or requires that…
Yahrzeit Candle for Beth El Mausoleum

Keeping the Light Burning: When Do You Light Candles for Yahrzeit and Yizkor?

The ritual of lighting candles is very much a part of many Jewish customs and traditions. Read on to learn more about the traditions of lighting candles for the Jewish customs of Yahrzeit and Yizkor. The ritual of lighting…
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High Holy Day Jewish Traditions: In Memory of Our Loved Ones

Jewish traditions are rich in honoring and memorializing those who have passed away. Learn about those traditions and how we are connected to them this High Holy Day season….

Jewish Meals of Condolence & Shiva Food Traditions

There are many Jewish traditions and rituals involving food following the passing of a loved one, during the seven-day period of mourning called Shiva. Learn about some of the most common traditions, and ways that we can help guide…
Budget for a Funeral Home

Taking the Pressure Off: End-of-Life Financial Planning

End-of-Life Financial Planning Budgeting and planning for your final arrangements and funeral service are probably the last thing you want to think about. They’re also the last major decisions of your life story. There is no need to fear…
Beth El Mausoleum blog post "Leaning On One Another: Grief Support Groups"

Leaning on One Another: Grief Support Groups

Every heart beats with love for those who mean the most to us….

Writing a Memorable Eulogy

Recently we talked about how to have a meaningful Jewish funeral, offering tips from both the Beth El Mausoleum Director, Mike Sirowitz and Temple Beth El of Boca Raton’s Senior Rabbi Dan Levin….

Thoughtful Tips for a Meaningful Jewish Funeral Service During the Time of Covid

When we lose a loved one, we are often at a loss for words and for what to do next….

Location, Location, Location

The Beth El Mausoleum is a tranquil and beautiful place to visit and remember loved ones….

A Season to Remember Your Loved Ones

This is the time of year thoughts of those we have lost come to mind, and cherished memories flood back to the times we shared celebrating the High Holy Days together….

A Place of Belonging

The tranquil Beth El Mausoleum is the only mausoleum in the United States to be built on sacred temple grounds….
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The Greatest Gift

Here at the Beth El Mausoleum, we help families make difficult decisions every day….

Embracing Zoom to Serve the Jewish Community

Here at the Beth El Mausoleum and in many places around the world, never in our lifetime could we ever have imagined interacting with families who are at-need or want pre-need arrangements via Zoom video conferencing….

A Trusted Opinion – Google Reviews for the Beth El Mausoleum

There’s nothing better than word of mouth when it comes to getting the lowdown on making a decision about any company or service….

Talking to Children and Teens About Death

We all need guidance not only processing our own grief when we lose someone we love, but also in attending to the needs of our children and grandchildren. …

Why pre-plan your final arrangements?

Life is full of planning and preparation, and planning final arrangements should be no exception. …

Why Do Jews Bury in Mausoleums? A Tradition That’s Over 3800 Years Old.

Judaism embraces life and accepts death as a part of life. …

Sacred Memories ~ for loved ones laid to rest far away

“After my parents passed away within a year of each other in 2013 and 2014, I realized that it would be a hardship to get back to Detroit where they are laid to rest to pay my respects….
Couple walking with Rabbi Greg Weisman from Temple Beth El Schaefer Family Campus to the Beth El Mausoleum

Plan Ahead

Planning ahead is the greatest gift you can give your loved ones.

Couple meeting with the Beth El Mausoleum Director

Immediate Need

A sudden passing can be overwhelming if plans have not been made in advance. There are many decisions and arrangements that must be made.

Bench in the Breezeways of the Beth El Mausoleum

Sacred Spaces

Gated, private and semi-private spaces are available in many locations at the Beth El Mausoleum.