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D: 2018-04-23
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B: 1951-03-13
D: 2018-04-19
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D: 2018-04-01
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Howard Susman
B: 1954-03-31
D: 2018-03-30
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Arlene Moskowitz
B: 1936-12-10
D: 2018-03-29
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David Aptaker
B: 1933-09-06
D: 2018-03-24
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B: 1934-06-14
D: 2018-03-10
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D: 2018-03-05
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B: 1974-03-24
D: 2018-03-05
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B: 1934-05-31
D: 2018-03-04
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Ronald Abramoff
B: 1937-02-25
D: 2018-02-20
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Roger Zinn
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D: 2018-02-14
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Roza Kandinova
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D: 2018-02-14
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Sidney Alpert
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D: 2018-02-11
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Edward Samiljan
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D: 2018-02-04
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D: 2018-01-29
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D: 2018-01-11
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Joan Pollak
B: 1934-10-09
D: 2018-01-10
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D: 2018-01-09
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Jewish Burial Customs

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- 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. 

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