FUNERAL PRACTICES

Contacts

Our Rabbis are always available to help you with the sequence of what you must follow for your loved one according to Jewish traditions. Please call Rabbi Levin at 240.720.5212 or Rabbi Novick at 301.792.6893.

You may also contact the Hevrat Shalom Funeral Practices Committee through Jack Goldman at 202.744.0179. He will help you understand how Hevrat Shalom may be of assistance to you at this difficult time, and if you wish, help you to notify the congregation of your loss.

Rabbinic Services

  • If someone in your family is dying, determine if you wish the Rabbi’s recitation of prayers at your home, in services, in hospice or in a hospital.
  • Please make a list of family contacts with whom you would like the Rabbi to speak.
  • You do need a Rabbi for funerals and burial. Please contact Rabbi Levin or Rabbi Novick regarding their availability for the service so you can schedule accordingly.
  • The Rabbi will officiate for services even if you choose to do a memorial service instead of a burial service.
  • Please contact Jack Goldman at 202.749.0179 in order to know what is an appropriate honoriaum for the Rabbi, in appreciation for the Rabbi’s assistance for officiation at a funeral.

Jewish Practice

  • Please indicate if you wish to have information circulated to the congregation for Shiva (including location), or any other mourning observance. The Rabbi will discuss with you how to accommodate your needs with Jewish practice.
  • Jewish law varies on the recitation of the Kaddish. Please discuss with the Rabbi.
  • Arrangements can be made for listing of a beloved in the Yahrzeits for the year of mourning and for notifications of subsequent Yahrzeits. Tzedakah, Jewish charity, and acts of righteousness are part of the practice of mourning and remembering a loved one.

Assistance with Funeral Arrangements

  • Determine who will be assisting you with the funerqal arrangements. If possible, do not go alone to make funeral arrangements.

Cemeteries

  • Garden of Remembrance. Hevrat Shalom is affiliated with the Garden of Remembrance and you may purchase a cemetery plot in our section. Members of Hevrat Shalom receive financial considerations through their membership. If you would like to purchase a cemetery plot at Garden of Remembrance please contact Sue Tubbs, the congregation administrator, at 301.299.2592.
  • Other Area Cemeteries – There are other Jewish cemeteries in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area.
  • Interfaith Couples – If you are part of an interfaith couple burial is permitted for a non Jewish member of your family at Garden of Remembrance as long as you are a member of a Jewish Congregation such as Hevrat Shalom. The Rabbi can give you information on arrangements for interfaith couples at other Jewish cemeteries.

Funeral Homes

Danzasky-Goldberg Memorial Chapels, Inc.

1170 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852

301-340-1400

www.danzanskygoldberg.com

Edward Sagel Funeral Direction, Inc.

1091Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852

301-217-9400

www.sagelfuneralddirection.com

Hines-Rinaldi Funeral Home, Inc.

11800 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring , MD 20904

301-622-2290

www.hinesrinaldifuneralhome.com

Torchinsky Hebrew Funeral Home

254 Carroll Street, NW Washington, DC 20012

202-541-1001    301-495-3395

www.torchinsky.com

Joseph Gawler’s Sons, Inc.

5130 Wisconsin Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. 20016

202-966-6400

www.josephgawlers.com

Sol Levinson & Bros., Inc.

8900 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville, MD 21208

410-653-8900    800-338-1701

www.sollevinson.com