Star of David Funeral Chapels

Funeral Home General Price List

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These prices are effective as of Janunary 1, 2016 and are subject to change without notice. See more here.

Federal and state regulations require that this price list include a great deal of information, some of which may not be relevant to the particular arrangements you are attempting to make. Our commitment is to provide you with clear and concise answers to any questions that might arise. If at any point during the arrangement you are unclear about anything, please feel free to stop us and request clarification.

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the New York State Department of Health both require that certain disclosures be made by funeral providers on the General Price List. Although these disclosures are similar, they are not exactly the same. This General Price List contains both sets of required disclosures. The disclosures required by the FTC, when different from those required by the Department of Health, are preceded by the letters “FTC.”

The goods and services shown below are those we can provide our customers. You may choose only the items you desire. However, any funeral arrangements you select will include a charge for our services. If legal or other requirements mean you must buy any items you did not specifically ask for, we will explain the reason in writing on the statement we provide describing the funeral services and merchandise you selected.

(FTC) “The goods and services shown below are those we can provide our customers. You may choose only the items you desire. However any funeral arrangements you select will include a charge for our basic services and overhead. If legal or other requirements mean you must buy any items you did not specifically ask for, we will explain the reason in writing on the statement we provide describing the funeral goods and services you selected”

This list may not include prices for certain items that you select, such as cemetery charges or crematory services, flowers and newspaper notices. The estimated or final prices for those items will be shown on the itemized statement describing funeral services and merchandise you selected. We charge you for our services in buying certain items.

Alternative Services

The following charges for direct burial and direct cremation do not include additional items or services, merchandise, facility use, and livery that the customer may wish to select.

Direct Cremations

Prices range from $2,800 which includes the local transfer of remains to the funeral home, staff services, securing of necessary authorizations, basic local transportation to the crematory, an alternative container for cremation, and the return of the remains to the funeral home to $2,500, which includes the services as described above but with the cremation container supplied by the customer
The direct cremation prices do not include the crematory charge.
If you want to arrange a direct cremation, you may use an unfinished wooden box or alternative container. Alternative containers can be made of heavy cardboard, pressed wood or composition materials (with or without an outside covering), or may be pouches of canvas or other materials. The containers we provide are a fiberboard container or an unfinished wood box.

(FTC) ” If you want to arrange a direct cremation, you can use an alternative container. Alternative containers encase the body and can be made of materials like fiberboard or composition materials (with or without an outside covering). The containers we provide are particleboard.

Direct Burial / Immediate Burial

Prices range from $4,400
Our charge for an immediate burial (without ceremony and scheduled at our convenience) includes basic services of funeral director and staff; a proportionate share of overhead costs; removal of remains; particleboard box, and local transportation to the cemetery, to $4,100 which includes the services as described above but with the casket supplied by the customer. The direct burial prices do not include cemetery charges.

Transfer of remains to the funeral establishment including personnel, equipment, and vehicle

Local: within 35 mile radius (within NY State) – $50
Charge per mile beyond local range – $5

Preparation of remains

Embalming (including use of preparation room) – $900
Embalming of autopsied remains – $1,000

In New York State, embalming is not required by law. If you do not want embalming, you have the right to choose an arrangement which does not require you to pay for embalming such as direct cremation or direct burial. If you select certain funeral arrangements such as viewing or an open casket funeral, embalming may be required by the funeral firm.

(FTC) “Except in certain special cases, embalming is not required by law. Embalming may be necessary, however, if you select certain funeral arrangements, such as a funeral with viewing. If you do not want embalming, you usually have the right to choose an arrangement that does not require you to pay for it, such as direct cremation or immediate burial.”

Other Preparation (including use of preparation room but excluding Embalming)

Preparation of the remains, unless selected, is not required for direct cremation or for direct burial.
a. Topical disinfection – $50
b. Custodial care (charged after 24 hours) charge per day – $100
Custodial care will not be charged on the days when embalming or other preparation of remains occurs, visitation is held or a funeral service is conducted.
c. Dressing the deceased and placing them in the casket – $50
d. Cosmetology (grooming) – $50
e. Refrigeration – $50
f. Other (specify) _________________________________________ $

Arrangements

The charge for our services will be added to the total cost of the funeral arrangements you select. However, this charge will not be added to the cost for direct cremation, direct burial, forwarding of remains or receiving of remains because the prices for those services include this charge.

(FTC)”This fee for our basic services and overhead will be added to the total cost of the funeral arrangements you select. (This fee is already included in our charges for direct cremations, immediate burials, and forwarding or receiving remains.”)

Basic arrangements: including funeral director (available 24 hours a day, seven days a week), other staff, equipment and facilities to respond to initial request for service, the arrangement conference, securing of necessary authorizations and coordination of service plans with parties involved in the final disposition of the deceased. $4,800
Supervision (Funeral Director and Staff):
Supervision of Chapel Service – $50
Supervision for Visitation – $350
Supervision for Graveside Ceremony – $50
Supervision for Memorial Service – $550
Supervision for services at Temple/Synagogue – $400
Other (specify) _______________________________

Facilities

Funeral Service – $500
Visitation (per day) – $500
Memorial Service without visitation – $1,000
Limited Use-gathering & viewing prior to graveside service – $200
Use of Facility for Tahara (Mikvah) – $100

Use of funeral home facilities and supervision for one day visitation – $850
Use of funeral home facilities and supervision for two days of visitation – $1,200
Use of funeral home facilities and supervision for funeral service – $550
Use of funeral home facilities and supervision for memorial service – $1,550

Livery

1. Hearse: local within 25 miles ($5.00 per mile thereafter) – $50
2. Alternative vehicle (station wagon or van) – $350
3. Limousine(s): Seven passenger local within 25 miles
($5.00 per mile thereafter) – $550
Ten passenger local within 25 miles ($5.00 per mile thereafter) – $800

Merchandise

Caskets and alternative containers: (A complete price list will be provided at the funeral home.) Prices range from $300 to $14,000.

Outer interment receptacles/outer burial containers (A complete price list will be provided at the funeral home.) Prices range from $1,000 to $4,400.

Additional Service and Merchandise

The prices in this section include a charge for our services in buying these items.

Acknowledgment Cards (per 100) Stock $25 custom printed – $85
Death Notices (depending upon individual newspaper and number of lines)
Shrouds – From $175 to $250
Talis – $35
Hair Dressing – $125
Temporary Gravemarker – $25
Out of town funeral director – $1200
Air Tray – $250
Shiva Platter per person (beyond 15) – $22

Limited Services

Forwarding Remains to another Funeral Home

This charge includes the transfer of the remains to the funeral home, preparation of remains, staff services, securing necessary authorizations, local transportation to point of shipment. The charge does not include shipping charges or additional items or services, merchandise, facility use, and livery that the customer may wish to select. $2,800

Transportation beyond local point of shipment will be billed either as livery or common carrier charges depending upon the forwarding location. Local point of shipment is up to or within 35 miles.

Receiving remains from another Funeral Home

This charge includes basic transportation of the remains to the funeral home and/or place of local disposition, staff services, and securing necessary authorizations. The charge does not include additional items or services, merchandise, facility use, and livery that the customer may wish to select. $2700
Transportation beyond local point of shipment will be billed either as livery or common carrier charges depending upon the forwarding location. Local point of shipment is up to or within 35 miles.

Cash Advances

Service and merchandise provided as cash advance items will be billed at the same amount paid by the funeral firm. Cemetery or Crematory Clergy Honoraria Death Certificates Gratuities Taharah Shomer (Watcher) Public Transportation Pallbearers Permit Fees