The Funeral Service

Two Parts Of A Jewish Funeral Service

The funeral service consists of two parts: words spoken in honor of the deceased, and the entombment service. It is customary at a Jewish funeral to read passages from the Bible and other meaningful readings, which seek to honor the person who has died. These passages are also meant to offer consolation to those who survive.

The most important part of a funeral service is the eulogies offered in honor and memory of the deceased. A eulogy may be offered by the person officiating at the service and may also be offered by loved ones who knew the person well. There is no obligation for family members to offer a eulogy, however many find the process of composing and offering thoughts and remembrances to be healing and cathartic.

The service concludes with the chanting of the prayer, El Maley Rachamim, which speaks of God’s compassion, and prayers for the deceased to be comforted and to rest in peace.

Virtual Or In-Person

Our virtual services will always be available to 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.

Live Streaming Funeral Services

When family and friends from out of town are unable to make it to Florida for the funeral, they can view the service via livestream on the temple’s website. Loved ones from near and far are able to pay their respects, and be comforted by healing words and prayers of the funeral service. 

Live Streaming Funeral Services

When family and friends from out of town are unable to make it to Florida for the funeral, and the funeral is held in the Temple Beth El sanctuary, they can view the service via livestream on the temple’s website. Loved ones from near and far are able to pay their respects, and be comforted by healing words and prayers of the funeral service.