At the Death of a Loved One
Should a loved one be approaching death, you may wish the support of a lay leader of Temple Shalom, who can provide comfort and assistance to your family. Please contact the office or our President, to arrange this.
Following the death of a loved one, Funeral services can be arranged for the Queen Street, Southport Cemetery, (burial only); Allambe Gardens, Nerang (burial and cremation) or Funeral Home (cremation).
Experienced, trained lay personnel will conduct a funeral service at no cost to members (there are, however, normal funeral costs that apply, determined by the funeral home of your choice). Lay personnel will also conduct the stone setting service at no cost to members.
Fees apply for services provided to non-members.
The family can fly in a rabbi from interstate at their own cost.
A Shiva minyan can be conducted at Temple Shalom, or in the family home, after the funeral, should the family wish.
Proof of Jewishness is required in order to be buried in consecrated Jewish burial sites, or for a Jewish funeral service to be conducted.
Who to Contact
It is important that information is relayed to at least one of the following:
- Heritage Brothers Funerals on 5535 8758 (or another funeral company) to discuss funeral arrangements. ( Heritage Brothers have been appointed as funeral
directors of choice by the Chevra Kadisha.)
- Chevra Kadisha: Contact the President of the Chevra Kadisha on 5596 6919 re tahara.
- Temple Shalom: Contact Temple Shalom office on 5570 1716, or the President on
0419 308 600.