PLEASE NOTE: THE JEWISH MEMORIAL CHAPEL WILL BEGIN OFFERING CHAPEL SERVICES EFFECTIVE JUNE 22,2020. THE FOLLOWING PROTOCOLS FOR FUNERAL SERVICES AS MANDATED BY EXECUTIVE ORDER 149 & 150 OF THE GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY, ARE IN EFFECT: 1. Arrival at Chapel thirty minutes before scheduled service time; 2. The maximum number of mourners allowed for chapel services will be 90. 3. All mourners/visitors attending funeral services must wear a face mask upon entering the building; all mourners/visitors must follow social distancing rules by remaining six feet apart from others, unless they are family members who reside together. 4. We may request that mourners/visitors have their temperature checked at the entrance to the funeral home; 5. Members of different households are prohibited from holding or shaking hands; 6. While not mandatory, attendees may be asked to provide contact information for future tracing purposes; 7. In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, veils and yarmulkas will not be available at the chapel; please bring your own.
FYI There is no maximum at the cemetery. Extended family and friends may choose to attend the cemetery service.
The Jewish Memorial Chapel is a unique funeral home. It is one of only a few nonprofit funeral homes in the United States. The Chapel is owned and operated by the Synagogues and other Jewish organizations in the area. Our funerals are conducted with dignity and in strict compliance with Halacha (Jewish Law). Chevra Kadisha Services are supervised by the Vaad of Queens-Rabbi Elchonon Zohn Director. There is a Mikvah on Premises. We serve all cemeteries in New York and New Jersey. Transportation from Florida,California, and many other states, including Israel can be arranged. We are a proud member of CHOICES, the New Jersey Prepaid Funeral Trust Fund.
At the end of the Fiscal year, any surplus earned by the Chapel is returned back to the community to many of the fine charities in the area. The money is earmarked for education, health, or care of the elderly.The criteria for membership of the chapel is ownership of grounds at a Jewish Cemetery.
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