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For Plaza Jewish, the process of grief is not a business proposition, but an emotional, human passage to be treated with dignity and conscience. Hear from families who have come to Plaza Jewish seeking Community Resources, Funeral Pre-Planning, or End-of-Life Support.
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Our funeral director Anthony was terrific. He was compassionate without over doing it. He showed great flexibility as we needed to make several changes to the plan. He was also able to make a number of useful suggestions and knew to ask the right questions in the right way. The services that Plaza provided definitely made things easier during trying times.

8/22/2022
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Plaza is a highly organized and professional organization. They lead you through a difficult experience with knowledge and compassion. Every detail was managed so I was free to focus on my family.

8/22/2022
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When my wife died suddenly, I had no idea who to contact. A cost family friend recommended Plaza and, when I called, they were responsive, helpful and proactive. The empathy of the funeral director with who I spoke, his sensitivity to my needs ad concerns, and his responsiveness were a relief and a great support. They took care of every detail and relieved me of both a burden and stress. They went out of their way to make sure that everything was what my family and I wanted and they always provided a full range of options at every step. The rabbi they introduced me to was fit perfectly with our needs and approach that the funeral service was a moving and comforting event. I was and am extremely grateful to and impressed by Plaza.

8/08/2022
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My mom passed away in a nursing home at the end of June of this year and everyone connected with the Plaza were more than just courteous and professional. They retrieved my mom's body with respect for the dignity of her death. They cared about what was best for me at the time and provided appropriate comfort and sensitivity in handling all the details associated with funeral and burial issues. Highly recommended.

8/02/2022
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They were as helpful and supportive as I can imagine. The rabbi they provided was extraordinary. We are very grateful.

7/18/2022
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Plaza was extremely responsive, attended to every detail of my mother's funeral and I would highly recommend the serivce.

6/26/2022
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So beautiful place. Great experience!

Brooklynn Chandler 4/07/2022
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Plaza if a wonderful organization! They were kind, compassionate, professional and helpful.

12/23/2021
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Efficient compassionate, and professional. Very satisfied.

anonymous 12/13/2021
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Plaza Jewish Community Chapel provided a loving and supportive funeral service for my family to grieve the passing of my husband. All personnel were superb!

anonymous 12/13/2021
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Plaza took care of everything. It was such a relief in that time of mourning.

anonymous 11/29/2021
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Plaza made the entire experience very easy at a time of grief. They were supportive, understanding, and caring. They made it all work out effortlessly and efficiently. This was the third time I have used them and from the very first phone call they set my mind at ease that everything would be handled properly.

anonymous 11/15/2021
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The kindness, competence and consistency of those who worked with us at Plaza was calming during a time that easily could have been overwhelming. They walked us step by step throughe each stage in the process of getting our loved one from the hospital to their facility to the cemetery. They carefully listenedc and repsonsed to our needs, wishes and preferences. As each step was ecided, they guided us to the next step. They offered to help us with post-funeral needs making sure we knew we could call with any questions. Also, I felth they kept the price within an expected and reasonable range. I mishg highliggh recommend Plaza Jewish Community Chapel.

anonymous 11/02/2021
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I found everyone at Plaza to be courteous, professional and helpful. They helped to make a difficult time more bearable.

Jack Flunt 10/25/2021
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Made difficult time very easy to deal with. Understood. Responsive. Good communication. Efficient.

anonymous 10/18/2021
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I was sad and in a bit of a fog. The Plaza staff made everything incredibly easy. They were so king and so responsive and one step ahead of me so I didn't have to think too much. The whole experience of dealing with my father's death really surprised me. I am so grateful to them and always will be.

anonymous 10/14/2021
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The Plaza could not have been more helpful & supporting at a time of very sudden need! Thank You.

anonymous 10/13/2021
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Our experience with Plaza exceeded our expectations. Everyone we dealt with was compassionate, professional, and attentive. We felt taken care of during a very difficult time. I would recommend Plaza without reservation.

anonymous 10/01/2021
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I felt relieved by the efficiency and sensitivity with which Plaza Jewish provided guidance and coordinated arrangements for my father's funeral, giving me time and space to grieve. I highly recommend them.

anonymous 9/16/2021
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I was completely satisfied with you services. The friendliness and warmth of your employees convinced me to use you fort my family member's funeral after initially hearing about you on WNYC. Thanks for the best possible experience one can expect from a sad occasion.

anonymous 9/15/2021
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My experience with Plaza was top-notch. They are responsive, professional and fair. Just what you need at a difficult time.

anonymous 9/06/2021
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I can not say enough about the highly professional and caring service our family received from Plaza Jewish. I would recommend them in a heartbeat.

glenn herman 12/09/2020
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EVERY detail was handled exceptionally well. The price was fair , the service was professional . I reccomend without any hesitation.They were truly there to help. Thanks.

Reid Wissner 2/12/2020
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The staff at every stage was warm, supportive and efficient . Everything happened like clockwork.

Barbara Salmanson 1/29/2020
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The staff at every stage was warm, supportive and efficient . Everything happened like clockwork.

Barbara Salmanson 1/17/2020
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I cannot speak more highly of Plaza Jewish Community Chapel. They not only were so on top of everything but their humanity and kindness came through in every interaction we had with them. A funeral home in Florida didn't send to NY the body of my father in law until very late on the night before the funeral and then the plane was delayed 5 hours, arriving at 2:30am in the morning. When I spoke with Plaza at around 10pm, they assured me they would be at the NY airport at whatever time the plane arrived and drive directly to the funeral in NJ if they needed to. At 6am Darren texted me to confirm everything was all set. Darren, our main point person was incredible, but so was everyone else we interacted with.

Jack Chorowsky 12/12/2019
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I was fortunate enough to be one of the individuals selected (by lottery) to go with Plaza Jewish Community Chapel to the cemetery in New Jersey (Cedar Park) where my parents are buried. Plaza prepared for this event in advance by asking each of us to provide the deceased name and, if known, grave location. A representative at Plaza then looked up the exact grave location each of us provided and created a map for us and the drivers indicating exactly how to get to each grave. I exchanged several emails with the coordinator, Rachel, who was extremely efficient and prompt in responding. Plaza was incredibly organized and emailed us the day before with a reminder. Plaza started the day with a lovely breakfast at the chapel consisting of bagels, cream cheese, various fruits and coffee. Several individuals spoke to us in a very meaningful, inspiring way. After approximately a half hour of community mingling, we all left in limousines to go to the cemetery. Plaza even provided stones for us and yarmulkas. In each car was a lovely fabric bag for each of us containing water, a granola bar, and various memorials and prayers. Also in each car was a rabbi. The rabbi in my car, Chaim, was extremely patient, sweet, and very knowledgeable. He entertained numerous questions from all of us and we got quite an education on our ride to, and then back from, the cemetery. In my car there were five individuals and we were each taken to the exact grave that we wished to visit. Chaim walked me to the exact grave that I wanted to visit. He asked each of us how much time we would each like at the grave and was extremely accommodating. After picking each of us up from the grave after our visits, we then all congregated for a debriefing of sorts in which Chaim read several prayers and spoke with us. We then went back to Plaza where it all began. Of course, going to a cemetery is not an extremely happy event however I am extremely grateful to Plaza for providing this service to the community. I have gone several times to the cemetery on my own by public transportation and it is a nightmare of a trip, not only getting there but then, once there, actually locating the intended grave. So kudos to Plaza. I think they're terrific for doing this!!

Judith Vangor 9/21/2019
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I was fortunate to be included in the JASA and chapel cemetery visit on 9/17. I do not drive and there is no longer any public transportation available to reach Cedar Park Cemetery in NJ. The Plaza Chapel trip offered me such a good opportunity to visit with my parents and also with other relatives. I don't know how this would otherwise have been possible. We were all well cared for with a very courteous driver and a very knowledgeable and helpful rabbi.
I am extremely grateful.

Kitty Ruderman 9/19/2019
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The people at Plaza make the difference. They are truly nice folks, who were very helpful and responsive to our needs, and were there for us every step of the way. Their warmth, guidance and sensitivity was most welcome and reassuring at a very difficult time.

Paul Zuckerman 7/15/2019
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My congregants have experienced Plaza as such a menschlich place at the hardest time of their lives. Each family is made to feel like they are the only concern the staff has. The staff treats each person with the dignity and respect fitting a Jewish funeral.

Rabbi Joel Mosbacher 7/10/2019
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It seems strange to leave a review for a funeral home. But in all honesty, Plaza Jewish Community Chapel made a difficult time easier, by allowing me to grieve for my loved one, without having to worry and stress over details both large and small. With just one call, the caring staff put everything on motion. They coordinated with a local service in Florida who collected the body from the house and then prepared it for transportation to NY. When that time comes, Plaza Jewish Community Chapel, will be there for you.

Jeffrey Luft 6/29/2019
Rabbi Joel Mosbacher Avatar

My congregants have experienced Plaza as such a menschlich place at the hardest time of their lives. Each family is made to feel like they are the only concern the staff has. The staff treats each person with the dignity and respect fitting a Jewish funeral.

Rabbi Joel Mosbacher 6/21/2019
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This is the only chapel I would ever consider for the needs of my loved ones. The personal and professional attention to every detail is extraordinary.

sherry Birnbaum 5/29/2019
Jeffrey Luft Avatar

It seems strange to leave a review for a funeral home. But in all honesty, Plaza Jewish Community Chapel made a difficult time easier, by allowing me to grieve for my loved one, without having to worry and stress over details both large and small. With just one call, the caring staff put everything on motion. They coordinated with a local service in Florida who collected the body from the house and then prepared it for transportation to NY. When that time comes, Plaza Jewish Community Chapel, will be there for you.

Jeffrey Luft 5/20/2019
Alan Cohen Avatar

Extraordinarily caring and knowledgeable staff provide solace, support and comfort at the most difficult times. As a community based organization, Plaza proves over and over again that it is committed to delivering the highest quality service at the most fair rates possible.

Alan Cohen 5/15/2019
Gordon Tucker Avatar

The one place to be assured of sensitivity to the Jewish tradition, the special concerns of families, and the complete absence of bottom-line drivers of service and attitude.

Gordon Tucker 4/07/2019
Karen Adler Avatar

The staff are warm sensitive and very supportive. Highly recommend the Chapel

Karen Adler 3/07/2019
Howard Goldsmith Avatar

As a Rabbi in the community I work with Plaza on a regular basis. Stephanie Garry and the whole staff are compassionate, professional, respectful and helpful from start to finish. Whether a simple graveside service or a grand sanctuary funeral, I know that I can count on Plaza to take care of my congregants and to make everything run smoothly.

Howard Goldsmith 2/13/2019
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I spoke to James and I believe Dennis, and Vincent .. I cannot express enough how compassionate and understanding they were in my darkest time. They listened to me through my tears. They never pushed for me to buy, they listened to my needs, my requirements, my desires for my hubby's funeral. Everything was just as I wanted it. At such a sad time, they all made things so much easier for me. Rabbi Klein was wonderful. I want to thank PJCC for being there for me. Bless you all !

Liz Zacuto 12/12/2018
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A special place to say goodbye.

Kevin Denee 10/20/2018

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