Yis’ga’dal v’yis’kadash sh’may ra’bbo, b’olmo dee’vro chir’usay v’yamlich malchu’say, b’chayaychon uv’yomay’chon uv’chayay d’chol bais Yisroel, ba’agolo u’viz’man koriv; v’imru Omein.
Y’hay shmay rabbo m’vorach l’olam ul’olmay olmayo.
Yisborach v’yishtabach v’yispoar v’yisromam v’yismasay, v’yishador v’yis’aleh v’yisalal, shmay d’kudsho, brich hu, l’aylo min kl birchoso v’sheeroso, tush’bechoso v’nechemoso, da,ameeran b’olmo; vimru Omein.
Y’hay shlomo rabbo min sh’mayo, v’chayim alaynu v’al kol Yisroel; v’imru Omein.
Oseh sholom bimromov, hu ya’aseh sholom olaynu, v’al kol yisroel; vimru Omein.
May the great Name of God be exalted and sanctified, throughout the world, which he has created according to his will. May his Kingship be established in your lifetime and in your days, and in the lifetime of the entire household of Israel, swiftly and in the near future; and say, Amen.May his great name be blessed, forever and ever.
Blessed, praised, glorified, exalted, extolled, honored elevated and lauded be the Name of the holy one, Blessed is he- above and beyond any blessings and hymns, Praises and consolations which are uttered in the world; and say Amen. May there be abundant peace from Heaven, and life, upon us and upon all Israel; and say, Amen.
He who makes peace in his high holy places, may he bring peace upon us, and upon all Israel; and say Amen.
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures:
he leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul:
he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil: for thou art with me;
thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies:
thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life:
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.
This psalm speaks of God’s protection and care, especially during death. Both Jews and Christians use this psalm as a hymn. For Jews, Psalm 23 is often recited during Shabbat and other religious occasions.
El Moley Rachamin
O God, full of mercy, Who dwells on high,
Grant proper rest on the wings of the Divine Presence –
In the lofty levels of the holy and the pure ones,
Who shine like the glow of the firmament –
For the soul of (…….) who has gone on to his world,
Because, without making a vow,
I will contribute to charity in remembrance of his soul.
May his resting place be in the Garden of Eden –
Therefore may the Master of Mercy
Shelter him in the shelter of His wings for Eternity,
And may He bind his soul in the Bond of Life.
The Lord is his heritage,
And may he repose in peace on his resting place.
Jewish Funeral Traditions
Scheduling the Funeral
The Chevra Kadisha
Visiting the Grave
Below you’ll find links to a number of forms your family may need as you move through the cremation or funeral process. Your Distinctive Life Funeral Director will counsel you on the needed forms. You may download the forms, complete and fax or email to the Distinctive Life team member who is helping you. If you have any questions about any of these forms, please contact one of our experienced Funeral Directors.
- Veterans Administration Forms
These VA Forms are required for ground burial of casketed remains and cremated remains as well as internment of cremated remains in the columbarium at a national cemetery. The Veterans Administration requires that proof of honorable discharge be provided to the funeral home for all burials at a national cemetery. A veteran of the armed services discharged under conditions other than dishonorable as well as their eligible spouse and dependents may petition for burial at a national cemetery.
- Vital Statistics Form
- Appointment of Agent to Control Distribution of Remains