Writing a Eulogy or Obituary
Writing a Jewish Eulogy
Eulogy means blessing or praise- a eulogy speech or remembrance is a sincere tribute to the deceased. The person who delivers the eulogy can be a family member, a friend or a colleague. if you are too nervous to speak alone, ask others to stand with you.
- Introduce yourself so all will know your relationship to the deceased.
- Express your personal feelings and thoughts, recalling happy moments and activities you shared with the deceased.
- Tell anecdotes and talk about real life experiences that capture the deceased’s personality.
- Describe the character of the deceased. Highlight good deeds and note values to be admired.
- Talk about humorous habits, unique traits or a manner of living.
- Refer to family and other mourning relatives, explaining what she or he meant to the deceased.
- Identify special skills, meaningful accomplishments and life goals that were achieved.
- Describe places the deceased traveled to or visited frequently.
- Briefly summarize the life of your loved one and what he/she meant to you.
- Select a favorite quote or poem to conveys a message to mourners.
Writing an Obituary
- Full name of deceased
- Age at death (optional)
- Residence (city )
- Day and date of death
- Place of death
- Date and place of birth
- Optional information could include employment, achievements, tributes, passions
- Survived by - list all relevant family members, including those predeceased
- Days, dates, times, place or Visit ShivaConnect for 'ShivaRegistry"
- Identify charities that are meaningful to you and the deceased