"For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die";
- Ecclesiastes 3:1-8
Hi Rabbi, we just wanted to thank you again for officiating such a beautiful service for our father...and our mother.
Although you never met them, you made it so warm, personable, and heartfelt.
We all felt instantly connected to you when you walked into the ER 3:00 am
and we were so grateful you were available to do the service.
Our parents would have loved you.
Thank you again for making a very hard time so special.
Sue S. October 2017
The Guided path for
Funerals, Unveilings & Memorial Services
The Hebrew word for funeral means “accompanying.” This value begins with our presence for the deceased. Respect for your loved one begins with respect for our tradition and what the deceased believed in. I am committed to provide a funeral that is meaningful to family members with my compassion and listening skills. When you first call to hire me as your rabbi, I will meet with you and other family members to find out what you expect from the funeral home and the rabbi.
- If you plan to have a cremation, I will conduct a memorial service before the cremation. The rest of the funeral will be arranged separately with the funeral home.
- As it will be the time to conclude the first year of mourning, the unveiling ceremony at the grave side will be performed. I will be honored to officiate this service for you.
- There are those who like to gather as a group once a year or at a random time to pay tribute to individuals that are no longer with them. It could be for lost colleagues, special friends, or for workers, patients of a company or hospitals. I lead and organize these memorial ceremonies for any organization.
- Rabbi Ziona is also available for baby naming, Pidyon Haben, Bar/Bat Mitzvah or any other life transition events.