After the funeral the mourners traditionally eat a meal provided by friends and neighbors. This meal includes hard-boiled eggs or other round foods, like a bagel or challah that symbolize that the cycle of life must continue. As an alternative, many Beth El Mausoleum owners choose to hold their Meal of Condolence immediately following funeral services, in one of the Temple’s banquet rooms. This takes the burden away from the grieving family who can then use their home as a respite rather than as a place to entertain guests. A Temple Beth El event planner is able to make this a seamless process.