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“Plaza’s Mission of Inclusion”

Plaza is one of many Jewish organizations worldwide who participate in Jewish Disability Awareness & Inclusion Month to help raise awareness and facilitate inclusion of people with disabilities. In honoring and forwarding our mission to ensure that every member of the Jewish Community receives a dignified and respectful Jewish funeral, Plaza continues its commitment to […]

When the Phone Rings… FAQs for Funeral Homes

When someone calls a funeral home for information, families are often already in the midst of a crisis. Below are some of the frequently asked questions when the phone rings at a funeral chapel.   Do my funeral chapel charges include the grave opening? The charge for grave openings can range from $800-$3000, with fees varying by cemetery. […]

Presidents day, Movie Monday, and Grief in the White House.

Throughout history we’ve always looked to our Presidents in times of a national tragedy, to help us mourn those lost. But loss has also come from within the walls of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. In commemoration of President’s day and on this Movie Monday, we feature three films that bring to light the grief that some […]

The Challenger and the Public Grieving Process

The Challenger, 9/11, & Paris Attacks all have something in common…. As we remember the Challenger disaster on January 28th, 1986, and those that lost their lives 30 years ago today, other tragedies that had a global impact also come to mind, where the world grieved together.  Like during 9/11, and fast forward to the […]

Understanding the Impact of Spousal Loss

By Ashley Lynn This blog is in recognition of Bereaved Spouse Awareness Month. The loss of a spouse is traumatic for any surviving partner and the impact of any form of loss is different for each person. After all, every relationship is unique and as such, no two individuals can be expected to grieve the […].... READ STORY

Florida Trip

Many of you know I had a successful trip to Florida for 3 days in early February. While there I met with 14 social workers from Hospice by The Sea who along with their teams oversee over 2000 patients in hospice. I visited their facility which only has 30 beds but it’s their “reach” which […]

Funeral Preplanning and your Privacy

Death is a delicate matter on its own, and when combined with the prevalence of social media in today’s world, privacy is often a pressing concern. Most recently, Facebook has remedied common privacy concerns by creating a “legacy contact” feature that allows individuals to pass account management features over to a loved one upon passing. […].... READ STORY

Complicated Grief

Grief is as natural as it is individual, particularly in times of loss. And whether individuals experience their grief as sadness, lost sleep, memories, depression, or anger, it is bereavement all the same. In a recent New York Times article written by Jane E. Brody, a keynote speaker at a Plaza Jewish Community Chapel Conference, […].... READ STORY

Inspired by a recent Samsung Video

Here at Plaza Jewish, where our mission is to serve the entire community, we recently began offering our print material in braille, as well as installing state of the art assistive listening devices. So when we saw this video it was inspiring to see how special it was for someone to experience a ‘community’ of […].... READ STORY

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