Tuesday, February 10, 2015

San Diego Jewish World to Offer Free Obituary Publications

Dear residents of the San Diego Jewish community,

San Diego Jewish World joins with your relatives and friends in offering you condolences on the passing of your loved one. We know what a difficult time this is for you, and with the assistance of your rabbi, we would like to make this hard time a little easier.

If you would like, and it will provide you comfort, we will publish free of charge on San Diego Jewish World (www.sdjewishworld.com) the eulogy that your rabbi delivers, as well as those given by any other participants in the funeral service, so that you can send it by email to anyone you desire anywhere in the world.

Please send us a note giving permission to run the eulogy, stating your name and that of the deceased, and your relationship. Additionally, if you desire, send to us a jpg image of your loved one. These communications may be sent via donald.harrison@sdjewishworld.com. We will include the photo with the eulogy. We will provide space as well for people to send in their tributes, which will be published in the space below the eulogies.

The eulogies will remain on the web permanently so that people searching via Google or other search engines will be able to find the eulogies in the future. This will be particularly helpful to the genealogists in your extended family and to historians.

Why are we doing this? We know how very expensive it is to place an obituary notice in the major news media. A lengthy piece can actually run into the thousands of dollars. With all the other funeral expenses that you have, we would like to do what we can to ease the burden on our fellow Jews.

The San Diego Jewish community is a warm, caring community, and we appreciate the opportunity to be able to give back in a meaningful way. If you require more information please contact me via the email above.

May you be comforted in this time of grief!

Very sincerely,

Donald H. Harrison, editor


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