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The Jewish LGBTQ+ Community

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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 LGBTQ+ to make those difficult final arrangement decisions that everyone must face eventually. As the annual […]

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Jewish Graves: Stones of Remembrance

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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, or maybe even a superstition? Be it at an in-ground cemetery or a mausoleum, the time-honored […]

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Words of Comfort at a Time of Loss

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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 we say? When a death occurs and we want to express our sincere condolences, in Judaism, […]