Provisions for the Journey


"Thank you so much for all your help and advice this evening. Having the opportunity to talk all of these matters over before making a decision helps enormously. I really appreciate that, as well as the support you have given to my parents."

"I'm grateful and indebted to you for the advice...thanks again!"


Clouds through IronworkProvisions for the Journey was created to support Jewish and interfaith individuals, families and communities in the process of making caring, pro-active, informed decisions about funeral plans and end-of-life values. While focused primarily on the greater New York City area, telephone consultation is also available for those in other cities and states.



By utilizing this service, you can:


  • Receive accessible, up-to-date consumer information about Jewish traditions of natural burial, and about all appropriate funeral options
  • Insure that your end-of-life values and choices are communicated effectively to family, friends, health care and funeral professionals
  • Remove the burden of guesswork from grieving survivors, while saving up to thousands of dollars in funeral expenses
  • Gain the peace of mind that comes from knowing that you have set your affairs in order
  • Support the Ways of Peace Fund, which receives at least 10% of net staff compensation from WAYS OF PEACE on behalf of life-affirming organizations that promote justice and kindness across lines of diversity and throughout the life cycle.

When Mar Ukba was dying, he said: Bring me my just-giving records.  When he reviewed them...he said: These are meager provisions for such a long journey. (Babylonian Talmud, ~500 CE)