I was born and raised in a Jewish household, but I’m finding myself faced with some uncertainty for the first time in my life, and my GoogleFu is not helping me with answers. We are not by far a religious family – it feels important to throw that out there, as we aren’t looking to strictly conform with any religious laws or traditions. We just want to do the best we can given the circumstances.
My father passed last year compliments of covid and his unveiling ceremony is next weekend. Unfortunately, he knew the most about our religion and culture in the family, so we’re all kind of feeling a bit lost at the moment. I’ve been told it’s sorta customary for the family members to “make remarks” as part of the ceremony, but I’m not really sure what this means. Eulogies seem straightforward and easy in comparison to this ask. When he passed, I threw together a eulogy in an hour or two the night before the funeral. But in this case, it seems redundant and pointless to talk about who was when he was alive – I spent a solid 10 minutes doing that a year ago. The real ironic twist here is he was laid to rest in a mausoleum, so there’s no formal headstone to unveil. We’re winging this entire thing.
Can anyone give me some guidance or maybe even bestow upon me a sample speech/remark from an unveiling I could use as a foundation for this?