Immediate Burial

By tradition, Jewish law requires that the deceased be buried within 24 hours of death. It’s customary for a Jewish funeral service and burial to be arranged as promptly as possible to pay respect to the dead and his or her family. That said, a delay in the burial rites is usually allowed to ensure proper preparation of the body or to wait for the arrival of relatives from far away, or let a Jewish holiday pass. This delay, however, must not be extended for more than three days. Other exceptions can likewise be made should a death occur on Yom Kippur, Shabbat, or on the first day of a major festival.

You may arrange a direct burial funeral with us at Weinstein Chapels if you wish to bury your dead as promptly as possible. In an immediate burial, the body is prepared with all the traditional rites performed by the Chevra Kadisha but is promptly brought to its final resting place without a formal funeral service. Typically, when families choose immediate burial, a memorial service follows at a later date.

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Metropolitan Funeral Directors Association
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New York State Funeral Directors Association
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