Unveiling

The unveiling is a formal ceremony following the placement of a marker at the gravesite. The unveiling is generally held after sheloshim and usually in the month before the first yahrzeit.

The ceremony is very brief and may include some psalms and readings, a few words about the deceased, the removal of a covering from the monument, the El Malei Rachamim prayer, and, if a minyan is present, the Mourner’s Kaddish. The unveiling reminds us that we will continue to visit the grave on yahrzeits and during the High Holiday season, and that the memory of the person will always be with us as our life continues.

The Rabbi will assist in arranging an unveiling.

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