Referring Cases to Us Can Ease The Burden on You
As soon as the Hebrew Free Burial Association is notified of a death, wheels are set into motion to take responsibility of the body. Jewish law requires us to bury deceased as quickly as possible. We provide procedural guidelines on an individual basis. Our multi-lingual (English, Russian, Yiddish, Hebrew, Spanish) staff will organize all the deaths including:
- Removal of the deceased from his or her current location
- A Tahara is solmenly done by our chevra kadisha
- Coordination with the necessary government agencies
Families Need Help Too
We provide support and comfort to grieving relatives, taking care of the sometimes overwhelming forms and paperwork related to the burial. For example, if the deceased is eligible for death benefits from the Human Resources Administration, Social Security Administration, or Veterans’ Administration, we assist in the claims process.
Time Is of the Essence
Burial rituals should begin immediately after the death. Please contact us as quickly as possible so we can make sure the body is prepared for burial in accordance with Jewish law. Our phones line are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Pre-need arrangements can be made before an individual dies, when it is clear that there in not much time left. We can also make arrangements for other situations when a person will not qualify for government benefits, but does not have sufficient funds for a funeral from a commercial funeral home.