Planning a Funeral
Expressions of Sympathy™
Here are some places on the Internet that we would like to share with you:
Former Livingston Mayor and Board of Ed member Rudy Fernandez has not only been a friend to our firm, but has helped some of our families with guidance in the areas of wills, probate,taxation and estates. Rudy can be reached at (973)533-0080.
Jonathan Bressman, an attorney well versed in eldercare planning, has been a friend and helping hand to our firm and to some of our families. The first steps toward your future should include a pre-arranged funeral and eldercare planning.
Private Elder Care Advocates, LMR Elder Care works with individuals and their families to help maintain the quality of life the individual has become accustomed to as they deal with the aging process. LMR Elder Care is overseen by Heidi Rinsky Schnapp,LCSW and Lisa Bayer,Esq,LCSW. As residents of,and with offices in Livingston, the LMR partners can meet in your home, their office or at one of our locations. It is advisable to do eldercare planning in conjunction with funeral pre-planning. LMR has worked with many of our families.
As a co-member of the Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce with J.L.Apter Memorial Chapels, we would strongly suggest contacting Michael to review your present and future life insurance needs. You may reach him at (212)248-4772 and please mention that we referred you.
Our caskets are provided by the M. Solomon Casket Co., a 4th generation firm founded by Morris Solomon, that offers the finest handcrafted, all solid wood orthodox caskets.
Arlene Gutwillig, MSW,LCSW,LMFT,BCD is a licensed psychotherapist and family therapist located in Morris Plains. One of her main areas of expertise is in grief counseling. Contact her office at (973)539-3820 or e-mail her at email@example.com.
Dr. Alan Rappaport, with many years of experience in grief counseling, may be reached at (973)263-8070.
For our families in the Northern part of NJ and Rockland County, NY, Jeffrey Levine is a licensed therapist who is available any time for grief related counseling. His telephone number is (845)353-3385.
Liza Rappaport has built a strong reputation working with maternal issues such as in utero loss (stillbirth). Located in Parsippany, she may be reached at (973)263-8070
An equine (horse) based program for children who have either suffered the loss of a parent, grandparent, sibling, friend, etc. or who are victims of bullying. The program, run by J.L. Apter Memorial Chapels, in conjunction with Morningstar Farm, offers children the opportunity to spend time learning how to groom and ride a horse. It is felt that the bond between an animal and a human is indescribable and, as children who are healing, the relationship may offer them an outlet for grief, not found elsewhere. Please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (973)383-3333 describing the situation the child is going through, along with your name (guardian/parent), contact phone numbers and an e-mail.
News article in the Jewish News about our non-profit funeral home.Go the website and enter Jason Apter under the "search" category.
As one of N.J.'s first online newspapers, with daily updates in the regions of Essex,Morris,Sussex and Union Counties, please consider going to TheAlternativePress.com daily. The "brainchild" of attorney Michael Shapiro,The Alternative Press has become "your neighborhood news online".
Become part of the resurgence of Newark's Jewish community and learn about where your parents(and maybe grandparents) grew up.
Memorials / Charities
A service organization that collects hearing aids, refurbishes them and donates them to children living in third world nations. This organization was founded by it's director, David Gurian, a well known optician and audiologist.
A locally owned business, located in East Hanover, the Feldman family will ship nut, fruit and candy platters for shiva, memorial services or unveilings. Upon request, based on your location, delivery is available. Call them at (201)966-8823 or order directly from their website.
(Kosher products upon request)
Lockwood Farms and Her Secret Garden is a renowned florist and garden center. Owned by Randy Klein and her husband Mark, they are a Teleflora cooperating florist and are capable of doing floral work on privately owned graves in cemeteries, permitted by regulations.
"Thresholds" is an educational and counseling resource for Jewish and Interfaith families. Rabbi Leana Moritt faciltates this project for, as she puts it, teaching the "Jewishly curious". Conversion to Judaism, b'nai mitzvah tutoring and counseling are some of the services she offers. She may be reached at (201)404-0698 or RabbiMoritt @gmail.com.
Competitive pricing is available from one of our preferred vendors of headstones and monuments. Delivery and installation is available in all cemeteries.Call (973)940-1300 or e-mail Colleen at: email@example.com
Online Yahrtzeit date calendar calculator