Jewish mourning

3 Common Mistakes of Memorial Planning

Planning a funeral or memorial service is never easy, but after the loss of a loved one it is unavoidable. Naturally, during such a difficult time, making mistakes is a fairly common occurrence. In this post, we’ve come up with three common memorial planning mistakes you should avoid making. These apply whether you’re preplanning a…

Continue Reading

Older woman with family member

10 Things You Should Know About Jewish Funerals

In the Jewish tradition, there’s no honor more sacred than helping to bury someone, because it is a favor that cannot be returned. Also, it’s an honor people often avoid: death is frightening, graves are sad, and loss is painful. Of course, Jewish funeral etiquette is slightly different from secular or Christian American customs. In…

Continue Reading

Lit Yahrzeit candle

Journaling Through Grief: Five Ways It Can Help

Dealing with the loss of a loved one feels nearly impossible during difficult moments following their passing. As confusing as it is devastating, grieving can completely upend life as we know it. Therefore, you can never discover too many ways to navigate a loss or develop new coping skills. In fact, journaling is a simple,…

Continue Reading


3 Ways to Offer Condolences to a Jewish Loved One

Within Judaism, losing someone you love isn’t only about mourning. In addition, this period of bereavement is about reflection, family and faith. At Fox Monuments, we’ve done all we can to provide support and guidance to Long Island’s Jewish community for several decades. Part of our mission is to ease the stress and difficulty of…

Continue Reading


5 Things to Know About Jewish Loss

The ways in which a Jew observes and celebrates Judaism are many. There is a variety of observation levels on Long Island. At Fox Monuments, we can assist you with every detail. Whether you are Orthodox, Conservative, or Reformed, we have the perfect monument for your loved one. The sages once said that to be…

Continue Reading

hard boiled eggs

Choosing Consolation Gifts for Your Jewish Loved One in Mourning

When a friend, co-worker, neighbor or family suffers a loss, we want to help. This is a natural response, the urge to help in any way we can. Our hearts break for them. So, we want to contribute to making their situation a little easier, giving them strength and support. Of course, most of our…

Continue Reading

Jewish headstone unveiling

What’s the Significance of the Jewish Unveiling Ceremony?

Some time has passed, your mind has had a bit of time to settle. You’re still grieving though. At Fox Monuments, we understand there is no time frame for grief. That’s why it’s important to us to help Long Islanders navigate every step of this process. During the funeral and burial process, traditions are of the utmost…

Continue Reading

jewish family grandfather and child

Ordering a Jewish Family Monument

A monument’s purpose is to commemorate an individual. Monuments allow visitors to reflect on pleasant times they shared together. Families choose to celebrate their loved ones by pre-planning a Jewish family monument.   Ordering a Jewish Family Monument At Fox Monuments, we regularly guide families through this difficult time. Contact our team with any questions…

Continue Reading

grieving couple

3 Quick Tips for Writing An Obituary

As we all know, a loved one’s death usually leaves us with an extensive list of responsibilities to attend to. Often, the number of tasks can feel insurmountable and overwhelming. At Fox Monuments, we understand how difficult this particular moment is. Therefore, we do all in our power to make the process of acquiring a…

Continue Reading

jewish headstone

Selecting an Inscription for Your Loved One’s Memorial

A monument’s purpose is to memorialize your loved one, and help you remember their legacy. In doing so, family members and friends can remember it fondly, and reflect on their lives. The content of the headstone can be exceedingly profound, especially with a thoughtful format and meaningful text. In this post, we’ll discuss how you…

Continue Reading