Groman Eden Mortuary Hosts 59th Annual Kever Avot Memorial Services
Groman Eden Mortuary, a local Dignity Memorial® provider, will host its 59th annual Kever Avot Memorial Services, Sunday, September 8 at 10:00 a.m. The event will include a collection to support the High Holiday Food Drive benefitting the Jewish Family Service’s SOVA Community Food and Resource Program that serves more than 12,000 in throughout the community. The services will take place at Groman Eden Mortuary, 11500 Sepulveda Blvd., Mission Hills, Calif., 91345.
“Kever Avot is an important time in our community and we at Groman Eden Mortuary are pleased to share Kever Avot services with our neighbors as they honor, remember and pray for their ancestors,” said Howard Young, family service manager of Groman Eden Mortuary. “We are proud to be our community’s trusted resource that is known for our service, compassion, and depth of understanding of religious and cultural traditions and rituals.”
The services will include prayers and readings by Rabbi Mervin Tomsky, Rabbi Morton Wallack, Rabbi Jason Van Leeuwen, Rabbi Michael Barclay, Cantor Michael Li-Paz, and others, and music by Tova Morcos and the Groman Eden Quartet. In addition the Jewish War Veterans will be providing information about their organization as well as holding a prize drawing. During the services, the sounding of the shofar will symbolize the community’s prayer for peaceful eternal rest for the departed. Guests are asked to arrive up to an hour in advance and take advantage of parking shuttles, which will be operating throughout the grounds.
Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles depends on donations to help meet the growing hunger crisis in the community. Groman Eden is asking participants in this year’s Kever Avot services to help replenish food supplies by donating items like peanut butter, canned tuna, meats, stews, and soups, and dried beans during the event. In addition, other non-perishable food, personal hygiene items, and children’s books are needed. For more information, visit www.jfsla.org/SOVA or contact Maxine at 818.988.7682.