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What Matters: Caring Conversations about End of Life (Reprinted from the JCC Manhattan Newsletter)

In his best-selling book Being Mortal, Atul Gawande writes, “Our reluctance to honestly examine the experience of aging and dying has increased the harm we inflict on people and denied them the basic comforts they most need.” He urges us “to refashion our conversations in ways that transform the possibilities for the last chapters of […].... READ STORY

Plaza continues its initiative to assist families in ‘being prepared’

Plaza director Anthony Cartegena continuing to spread the word about the importance of “A Graceful Exit”.... READ STORY

Plaza Jewish Community Chapel Announces Second Grant Award 2015

Read about Plaza’s second Grant. Click here.... READ STORY

Plaza Jewish Community Chapel Announces Grant Award

Read about Plaza’s first grant of 2015 Click here.... READ STORY

Plaza Jewish @ Work, April 2015 edition

Read our latest newsletter and find out what we’re up to. Click here to view..... READ STORY

Plaza announces assistance for those with hearing and sight problems as we recognize Jewish Disabilities Awareness Month 2015

In keeping with our mission to serve the entire Jewish Community, Plaza Jewish is pleased to offer Kaddish cards, a “Prayers and Meditations” booklet, prices lists as well as Plaza brochures in braille. Working with the Jewish Braille Institute ( has been an honor and we look forward to partnering with more organizations that provide […].... READ STORY

Highlights from Plaza’s 14th Bereavement Conference: “The Cross Section of Medicine and Spirituality”

Plaza Jewish Community Chapel recently presented their 14th Bereavement Conference, “The Cross Section of Medicine and Spiritual Needs” with Dr. Linda Emanuel as keynote speaker. The conference was attended by 150 and was geared to Clergy and Chaplains. Please find below a video from the conference which includes an introduction by Stephanie Garry, reflection by […].... READ STORY

Plaza Jewish Community Chapel Invests in Community Education as it Retires Debt

The first and only nonprofit Jewish funeral chapel in New York has assisted 7,000 families honor loved ones with affordable Jewish burial and funeral services. Continue reading →.... READ STORY

Holy Work In An Unholy City

New Yorkers who love New York pride themselves on inside information – the things they know about this city that few others have any idea about. I think about that when I enter the code on the keypad to open the garage door at Plaza Jewish Community Chapel on the Upper West Side. I happen […].... READ STORY


On Monday, April 4, 2011 Plaza Jewish Community Chapel celebrated 10 years of serving the metropolitan New York Jewish Community. Having served 6000 families Plaza acknowledged the tireless effort of Board Chair Al Engelberg who stepped down after serving as Chairman for ten years. Harold Handler was voted in unanimously by the Board of Directors […].... READ STORY


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