Unless you have experienced organising a funeral it’s not easy to imagine the work and costs that are involved in funeral arrangements. You need to contact the funeral home, pick out an appropriate coffin, organise catering and decide on cremation or burial unless that has already been stipulated by the deceased. Even the simplest things like a funeral programme or securing a cantor (chanter) can be overlooked in your time of grief. All of this comes at a cost. Irrespective of the size of the funeral, it is likely to be a costly affair.