When I was told I would have to hold a shiva at my house at 9:30pm on a Saturday night and the Shiva was supposed to be Sunday, 16 hours later, I was in a complete panic. I found Simchas and Shivas via a facebook group and contacted them on a Saturday night. They responded immediately and assured me that they would be able to take care of everything. They even offered to bring a bin which includes all the paper goods, utensils, cups, other things I wouldn’t have thought to have in such short notice, that was a complete lifesaver. The women that came to work were absolutely amazing. They found everything on their own, they packaged up all the food, wrote down names of people who sent platters, they were so organized throughout the entire day. They made this stressful time, less stressful. I cannot recommend this service enough it is a lifesaver during a difficult time. In my opinion this service is priceless.
I can’t express strongly enough the value of hiring Simchas and Shivas for the recent shiva for my mom. The food itself wasn’t a concern because the Sisterhood was taking charge. What was a worry was the flow of the event—keeping the trays full, picking up used plates, making sure that the bathroom was clean and supplied. Krystal and Sara Beth did all that and so much more. Even doing the planning with Krystal in the apartment beforehand was a huge relief because she thought of so many smart things to do. Once in place, she and Sara Beth continuously rearranged the refrigerator, wrapped and labeled all the containers, took out the trash. My family was free to focus on each other and my mother’s friends. On the first night, after Krystal had been on the job for nearly four hours, my brother pulled me aside to comment “she hasn’t sat down once!” They left the apartment neat and clean. One final concern was that my mom had a reputation as an elegant hostess. It pleases me so much that the last events in her home kept up her standards.
Sarabeth and Krystal did a fantastic job for my nephew’ bris. The platters, table arrangements, and decor were beautiful. They were so easy to work with and everything went so smoothly and they took care of all the details from start to finish.
Our event, a shiva due to the loss of close family member, was very challenging given that we were expecting over 100 people at our home in Southwest Michigan that would be starting only 24 hours after we contacted your firm. Simchas and Shivas provided so much helpful coordination and planning before the event, including assistance ordering and arranging delivery of food, plus finding a local vendor to rent tables and chairs. All the details of a shiva were attended to by them, and they were so understanding as plans changed during the process. Having Simchas and Shivas at our house was an incredible relief. We knew that all tasks were being handled while we were at the funeral. Not having to think about issues – big or small – was really valued. We could focus on our family while you took care of everything else. Their services were a tremendous relief during a sad, hectic and (potentially) stressful time in our lives. -Glen Spear and Myra Wagner
Sarabeth and Krystal did an amazing job planning my son’s bris. From invites to food to decorations, everything was perfect! They are professional, easy to work with and understand your needs. Their creativity and attention to detail was important and impressive. It was nice knowing they would handle everything and I did not have to worry about details.