Funeral Service Preparation
Typically, a Jewish funeral occurs as soon as possible. For the most observant, the funeral may take place the same day, circumstances permitting. For others, the funeral usually takes place within a few days of one’s passing. Funerals are scheduled to be compatible with the availability of family, clergy and Hillside Memorial Park.
The following are days a Jewish funeral may not take place and when Hillside is closed for services and visitations. Our multi-year Jewish calendar will help you identify when Jewish holidays occur.
– Shabbat – starts at sunset on Friday night and ends an hour after sundown on Saturday night
– Rosh Hashanah
– Yom Kippur
– Shemini Atzeret
– Pesach (Passover) – first and seventh days
Hillside is open to the public for visitation but does not perform burials on the following dates:
– New Year’s Day
– Mother’s Day
– Memorial Day
– Father’s Day
– July 4th
– Labor Day