The Jewish Funeral Practices Committee of Greater Washington is honoring Bob Hausman for his 40 years of dedication and service to the Washington area Jewish Community at a brunch on Sunday, September 25, 2016.
Tickets for the brunch may be purchased individually ($50) or for a table of 8 ($375). See below to purchase.
A program book for the event will including ads, greetings, and tributes. We hope that you will be generous and place an ad or greeting in this book. The net proceeds will go towards establishing a scholarship fund in Bob’s honor.
Bob was a founding member of the Jewish Funeral Practices Committee of Greater Washington. As President, he guided the organization as it grew from just a few synagogues to 50 members. Bob was instrumental in contract negotiation, making sure that our funeral home vendors understood that our contracts were religiously inspired, made sure families were not exploited, and was an incredibly strong advocate for low prices and favorable terms. Bob remains active and is still a guiding force on the committee.
The Jewish Funeral Practices Committee of Greater Washington (JFPC) was established in 1976, to provide services, support, and information to the Jewish community. Its members are congregations of all the Jewish movements and independents. The JFPC supports congregations and the community in maintaining their congregational Jewish funeral and burial traditions, and to preventing the financial exploitation of grieving families. It is estimated that we have saved the community over $13 million since we began in 1976. JFPC is completely a volunteer organization.
The JFPC maintains contracts for complete, Jewish funerals with funeral homes in Silver Spring MD and Alexandria VA. We also have a monument contract. The full texts of the contracts are on our website, www.dc.jewish-funerals.org. The JFPC is ready to provide materials and training, and work with congregations to organize and set up procedures to handle funerals, burials and related rituals.
Payments can be sent to the Jewish Funeral Practices Committee to
JFPC c/o Allan Armus, Treasurer
4309 11th St N
Arlington, VA 22201
Questions can be sent to JFPC.GW@verizon.net