"Who among us has not passed through trials and bereavements?"  Rabbi Disick is keenly aware that this question posed by the Jewish Prayerbook reminds each of us that no one is immune to life's slings and arrows.  He reminds himself that the prayerbook continues: "All that we prize is but leant to us."

Rabbi Disick never pretends to know the deceased when he officiates for the those he never met.  He makes it his practice to spend as much time with families as possible so that a funeral may accurately reflect with sensitivity, a caring farewell: authentic, truthful and dignified.