Believe it or not, a rabbi is not necessary at a Jewish funeral. However, it is much better to have a rabbi officiate at the funeral or memorial service. Even if a relative or two will speak at the funeral service, it’s still a good idea to have a rabbi preside.
During the time of loss and grief, I will help bring comfort as your rabbi. My participation in this Jewish lifecycle ceremony begins upon the first phone call when we meet and it honestly never ends. I have conducted hundreds of Jewish funerals and have maintained a nice relationship with the survivors for many years. I will become acquainted with your family and the deceased relative during our meeting. Your words will make up the eulogy of the funeral — I am merely the transmitter.
When we meet at your home or a convenient location, I will explain the Jewish funeral service to you and your family. We will discuss who will deliver the eulogy as well as the other participants in the funeral service.
I will also cover Jewish laws and Jewish customs with regard to death and mourning. I will be happy to answer any questions you have about the Jewish burial process, the shiva period, mourning in general and the psychology of grief.
To contact Rabbi Jason Miller to inquire about a Jewish funeral service, call Rabbi Jason at 248-535-7090 or use the contact form.