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Fred Ahadian
B: 1928-07-26
D: 2018-06-20
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Ahadian, Fred
Rochelle Kerman
B: 1929-05-26
D: 2018-06-15
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Kerman, Rochelle
Norman Smith
B: 1917-10-12
D: 2018-06-14
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Smith, Norman
Rudolf Vaysburd
B: 1934-09-23
D: 2018-06-13
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Vaysburd, Rudolf
David Hersh
B: 1947-11-18
D: 2018-06-07
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Hersh, David
Steven Greenwald
B: 1946-08-14
D: 2018-05-29
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Greenwald, Steven
Morris Kuritsky
B: 1920-06-14
D: 2018-05-28
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Kuritsky, Morris
Melanie Hirschorn
B: 1956-08-08
D: 2018-05-27
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Hirschorn, Melanie
Martin Sheps
B: 1931-06-19
D: 2018-05-23
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Sheps, Martin
Irene Curtis
B: 1936-09-15
D: 2018-05-22
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Curtis, Irene
Norbert Nowicki
B: 1935-06-23
D: 2018-05-21
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Nowicki, Norbert
Cyril Lotzof
B: 1927-10-04
D: 2018-05-18
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Lotzof, Cyril
Dolsa Lombrozo
B: 1921-07-05
D: 2018-05-18
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Lombrozo, Dolsa
Danial Aaron דניאל אהרן בן אברהם יוסף הלבי
B: 1971-09-21
D: 2018-05-15
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דניאל אהרן בן אברהם יוסף הלבי, Danial Aaron
Norman Zimmerman
B: 1923-10-09
D: 2018-05-13
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Zimmerman, Norman
Sidney Kutchuk
B: 1954-05-27
D: 2018-05-12
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Kutchuk, Sidney
David Berman
B: 1930-11-29
D: 2018-05-06
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Berman, David
Macy Abrams
B: 1926-10-29
D: 2018-05-05
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Abrams, Macy
Gladys Palast
B: 1921-11-06
D: 2018-04-23
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Palast, Gladys
Lawrence Freed
B: 1951-03-13
D: 2018-04-19
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Freed, Lawrence
Lawrence Greenberg
B: 1943-04-29
D: 2018-04-01
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Greenberg, Lawrence

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Jewish Burial Customs

jewish burial services El Cajon leaves trees fallBelow is a list of traditional Jewish burial customs. Today, there is flexibility when it comes to these burial customs and it may be acceptable to not follow them or follow a variation of them.

- A Jewish funeral usually occurs within 24 hrs after the death.

- Jewish tradition does not incorporate a viewing, visitation, or a wake.

- Prior to the funeral service, the immediate family usually gathers and participates in the "keriah" where a visible part of clothing such as a lapel, shirt collar, or pocket is torn as sign of mourning. Today, the practice has shifted to tearing a black ribbon off from a lapel, short collar, or pocket. 

- The body is buried in a plain wooden casket.

- The body is washed and not embalmed. 

- During the funeral service, the casket is often kept closed. 

- The rabbi usually administers a funeral service that is short, reflective, and solemn. 

- At the graveside service, it is common for the family and guests to actually participate in the actual burial. Each person will generally place a few shovels of soil onto the casket. 

Sources:

Shiva.com. (2017). Jewish funerals and burial. Retrieved from: http://www.shiva.com/learning-center/death-and-mourning/burial/

Everplans. (2017). Religious perspectives on holding a viewing, wake, or visitation. Retrieved from: https://www.everplans.com/articles/religious-perspectives-on-holding-a-viewing-wake-or-visitation