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Morris Liebermensch
B: 1928-09-16
D: 2017-10-15
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Liebermensch, Morris
Erna Frank
B: 1925-09-18
D: 2017-10-14
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Frank, Erna
Fred Cherrick
B: 1949-02-19
D: 2017-10-12
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Cherrick, Fred
Rena Sherman
B: 1927-03-27
D: 2017-10-10
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Sherman, Rena
Jeffrey Schneider
B: 1957-05-09
D: 2017-10-03
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Schneider, Jeffrey
Dr. Edward Feldman
B: 1941-02-26
D: 2017-10-03
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Feldman, Dr. Edward
Susan Hayman
B: 1941-09-05
D: 2017-09-29
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Hayman, Susan
Boris Fischman
B: 1924-10-29
D: 2017-09-28
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Fischman, Boris
Muriel Warren
B: 1930-08-09
D: 2017-09-28
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Warren, Muriel
Francy Starr
B: 1928-08-29
D: 2017-09-25
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Starr, Francy
Felix Kelbert
B: 1937-04-05
D: 2017-09-22
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Kelbert, Felix
Jon Schneider
B: 1967-07-20
D: 2017-09-06
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Schneider, Jon
Ellen Bernabei-Musgrave
B: 1944-02-04
D: 2017-09-03
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Bernabei-Musgrave, Ellen
Martin Weiss
B: 1935-10-19
D: 2017-08-30
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Weiss, Martin
Adelaide Guzick
B: 1916-09-19
D: 2017-08-29
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Guzick, Adelaide
Richard Rosenberg
B: 1926-11-22
D: 2017-08-26
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Rosenberg, Richard
Marjorie Stein
B: 1935-12-12
D: 2017-08-22
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Stein, Marjorie
Lewis Rubin
B: 1924-03-15
D: 2017-08-15
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Rubin, Lewis
Leonard Jacobson
B: 1919-08-08
D: 2017-08-12
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Jacobson, Leonard
George Benedict
B: 1922-01-06
D: 2017-08-07
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Benedict, George
Deborah Pomeranz
B: 1961-03-29
D: 2017-08-04
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Pomeranz, Deborah

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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