The passing of a loved one brings many emotions to the surface for the entire family. No matter how long the person may have been ill, or what age they have attained, their death may be experienced with surprise and shock. Should you be concerned that an illness may result in death, it is important to contact the Funeral Directors, Temple Shalom or Gold Coast Hebrew Congregation as soon as possible, so that spiritual and practical guidance may be made available for all concerned.
On the death of a loved one
It is important that information is relayed to the following:
1.Heritage Brothers Funerals on 5535 8758 to discuss funeral arrangements. Heritage Brothers have been appointed as funeral directors by the Gold Coast Chevra Kadisha.
2.Temple Shalom: Contact office on 5570 1716 (business hours: Mon - Fri 10:00 am to 1:00 pm to arrange a time to discuss such arrangements as will best support the family's needs.
3. Gold Coast Hebrew Congregation: Orthodox Jews should contact Rabbi Gurevitch on 0419 392 818 to discuss their requirements.
Gazebo for services
Contact the Rabbi of your respective Shul, or Heritage Brothers, to arrange for the “tahara” (ritual cleansing and preparation of the body for burial).
After the funeral and burial, a “Shiva Minyan” (special service to offer an additional opportunity for the bereaved family to say Kaddish) can also be conducted according to the wishes of the family.
Contact the Temple Shalom office or the office of the Gold Coast Hebrew Congregation to discuss the details surrounding the consecration of the stone. If we receive sufficient notice, we can widely circulate the information in the community to enable members of the community to plan to attend.