At Plaza Jewish Community Chapel, we are not like other funeral chapels. Not in philosophy. Not in practice.
The process of grief is not a business proposition, but an emotional, human passage to be treated with dignity and conscience. This is our sole motivation.
We promise to take you through this difficult time with care, with sensitivity, and with thoughtfulness. We do not hurry decisions. We do not feel there is a relationship between what is spent and what has been lost.
There is only what is right for you and your family. We encourage you to decide what your own approach and values dictate, what makes you comfortable, what your family member or friend would have wanted, and to follow that guidance.
Our mission is to ensure that every member of the Jewish Community receives a dignified and respectful Jewish funeral; to lower the high cost of funerals by eliminating the profit motive and commercialism so often associated with the funeral industry; and to provide appropriate connections to Jewish communal resources that the bereaved may need to cope with emotional or practical problems.
Plaza Jewish is a service to the community, NOT a business. We are run by a Board of Directors who are only focused on that goal.
Plaza is the first and only funeral chapel in New York that is owned and operated by the Jewish Community as a service rather than a business. Plaza is a facility that was formerly owned and operated by Service Corporation International (SCI) as part of its network of publicly-owned, for profit funeral homes.
ADA Braille Compliant
Plaza is pleased to provide various materials in Braille. Kaddish cards, meditations and prayers, general price lists and information on preplanning are available for those who request. Call 212-769-4400 for more information.