Obituary Guidelines

JUF News publishes obituaries for free, as a service to the community. We accept obituaries from funeral homes and individuals, sent to  obits@juf.org.

We do not accept full eulogies, and request that the information provided be limited to the following:

  • The name of the deceased, including preferred nicknames
  • Their age at the time of death, if known
  • The names of the following family members, and their spouses, if applicable. Descriptors such as “beloved” will be included.
    • Spouses
    • Children
    • Siblings
    • Parents
    • Brother/sister-in-law
    • Son/daughter-in-law
    • Mother/father-in-law
  • The numbers of the following (“many” is acceptable):
    • Grandchildren
    • Great-grandchildren
    • Nieces and nephews
    • Cousins
  • The names of organizations to which memorial donations may be made (note: Due to space restrictions ,we will not include contact information for these organizations.)
  • Which funeral home was used. Names of cemeteries will also be included, if provided.
  • In addition, please note if the deceased has:
    • Survived the Holocaust
    • Served in the US or Israeli military
    • Served in the federal, state, local, or Israeli government
    • Provided major service to the Jewish community
    • Earned an advanced academic degree (above undergraduate) or professional certification
    • Has a formal title you wish included: Dr., Rabbi, etc.

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