Frequently Asked Questions: When Is the Right Time?

Like every other aspect of this important process, it’s very personal. There’s no doubt that making pre-need arrangements is in everyone’s best interest for many reasons. The first and perhaps the most obvious is that you lock in the prices of today. The cost of a funeral, whether it be the actual funeral itself or picking the final resting place will only cost more as time goes on. The other, perhaps less obvious reason is making arrangements for yourself well in advance is the greatest gift that you can give to your loved ones. We never know when our time will come. We hope that it will be many, many, many years into the future. But we all know that things don’t always work out that way, and leaving your loved ones to have to make this critical decision at the time of loss is just a horrible situation for so many reasons. For one, financially, it’s a burden. But even more importantly, when a family is in mourning, especially if it’s unexpected, that’s not the time to make important financial and emotional decisions. So making pre-need arrangements is certainly in everyone’s best interest.

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.