Losing a relative is the most serious grief that most of us will ever experience. This is tragically compounded by the physical distancing. As we move away from the most intense stages of the pandemic, these are the guidelines we are following. We will do our best to keep them updated.
- Burial and funeral is permitted graveside only with social distancing, and no more than ten family members in addition to clergy, cemetery and funeral home staff.
- The deceased receives all rites and prayers as happened before Covid-19.
- There are no chapel services permitted at Louis Memorial Chapel or Mt. Carmel’s Yukon Chapel.
- If the family wishes to have a funeral or memorial service with many participants, Rabbi Glickman can arrange and lead a ZOOM service which can also be publicized to the entire Beth Shalom community.
- The family is invited to join any of our ZOOMinyan services – morning or evening – and receive virtual visits in the Zoom room after the conclusion of services.
- If a family wishes to have an additional Zoom Shiva for visitation, they will be responsible for hosting this – but the synagogue will gladly publicize it.
- Mourners from anywhere in the world are invited to join our ZOOMinyan.
- If you have a death out of town, Rabbi Glickman will drop off at your doorstep a shiva candle and kriyah ribbon.
- Mourners who have an out of town funeral are invited to join Beth Shalom for any service as listed above.