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Plotting My Disposal: A Guest Post by Daniel Wenger

Many times I have sat behind my desk and made funeral arrangements, sometimes for a stranger and sometimes for a friend. The irony did not escape me as I sat across from Jamie Sarche at, of all things, a poker table and plotted my own disposal. I have lived here at Kavod Senior housing for […]

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The Unintentional Death Doula

I have no idea what I did to let Bella love and trust me, but the relationship was truly life-changing for us both. The first time we met, I had gone over to her house to help her put funeral plans in place. When I arrived, Bella, an 86-year-old Holocaust survivor, was shoveling the snow […]

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Shiva Shifts Toward Shorter and Livelier Jewish Mourning for Dead Catered 3-Day Events Common Among Less Observant

  By Rukhl Schaechter Some Truth in Jest: Though mourning ceremonies are becoming less rigid in their ritual, few would go so far as including a mariachi band such as the one featured in the 2007 comedy ‘My Mexican Shivah.’ Related Articles When Shiva Ends, Mourning Really Begins As many an American rabbi will tell […]

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An update from Zoe Kislowitz’s family

An update from Zoe Kislowitz’s family

February 2013 Dear Friends It has been an untenable time for our family and I wanted to let everyone know how much we have appreciated your support, calls, cards, meals and walks.  I know that it is difficult to talk with us at times as there is nothing to say that soothes us or that […]

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Paying the Price for Perfection

Paying the Price for Perfection

We live in a society where we are bombarded by images of lives that seem perfect – glamorous wives and handsome husbands effortlessly raising exceptional children. So when the unexpected happens – an illness, problems with our children, a divorce –we often become consumed by fears that we won’t be accepted by others if they […]

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Facing life’s challenges — a blog post by Jim Sharon

“We greet Thee with all humility.” -excerpt from the afternoon prayer of Sufi Master Hazrat Inayat Khan Each afternoon I recite a Sufi prayer that includes the statement “We greet Thee with all humility.” Frankly, I consistently balk at the word “all” in that sentence. My wife, Ruth, and I recently incurred a setback that […]

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We are honored to care for families

Jamie, My congratulations to you and to Feldman’s.  The transportation, services, burial and catering were amazing.  Completely first-rate for a first-rate guy.  I loved my father very much and was so gratified to see the outpouring of emotion and support from family and friends.  I tried to give Rabbi Sarah an honorarium and she refused […]

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A really nice thank you!

Dear Jim and Feldman staff- Thank you.  Your kind words, deeds and service has helped us our jouney toward healing and peace.  We are forever grateful. Thank you. Beth and Oliver

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Planning Ahead!

Though our society would like to think of death as optional, as the director of outreach at Feldman Mortuary, I know it’s something that happens to all of us.  Planning the funeral long in advance makes things a lot easier on the people we love.

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The Gift of Giving it All Aways

Like many of us bloggers, she studied English and History in college. She graduated with no idea what she wanted to do. Betty Londergan moved to the mountains of Colorado and became an editor for a small magazine. Later, she became an advertising guru. Her passion was always writing. Erin Levin: One Woman’s Journey Around […]

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