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Questions and Answers

Who owns Star of David?

Star of David Memorial Chapels is owned and operated by Kevin Gray and Andrew Novak, two fully licensed Jewish funeral directors.

How large are the chapels?

Our new Waters of Babylon Chapel can seat up to 300 attendees and our more intimate Isaiah Chapel can accommodate up to 100 attendees.

How close are you to the cemeteries?

We are located moments away, practically walking distance, from New Montefiore, Wellwood, and Beth Moses and about a two-minute drive to Mt Ararat.

Why should I use your chapel if all I want is a graveside service?

Although graveside services make sense in many instances, sometimes factors beyond anyone’s control give them limitations. For example, if the weather does not cooperate, things can become rather uncomfortable. Most cemeteries in the metropolitan area prohibit or limit the number of chairs that can be brought and do not provide tents for the service. Elderly, infirm mourners are left to huddle around the graveside for long periods of time. Ambient noises and odors from the surrounding area can contribute to unwanted distractions. Feeling badly for uncomfortable attendees can cause eulogies and heartfelt words to be abbreviated or hastily spoken just to finish up.

But we’re going to end up at the cemetery anyway for the burial?

Yes, but the interment service after a chapel ceremony is much shorter than a   service that takes place from start to finish at graveside. With a chapel service, your loved one can receive the dignified remembrance they deserve.

But what if the weather is predicted to be fine?

Then we can schedule the service to be conducted at graveside but you can elect, at no additional charge, to gather in our family room before hand to say an appropriate and dignified last goodbye prior to going to the cemetery (rather than doing so in the back of the hearse in the cemetery parking lot).

How much can we expect to save using Star of David?

Depending upon the services you require, you can expect us to be anywhere from $500 to $3000 less than our nearest competitors. Compare local Jewish funeral home prices here.

How do your prices compare to the other  Jewish Funeral Homes?

Our prices are lower than most but not all. We invite comparison and trust that our true value becomes evident after meeting with us.

What about the quality of your service?

It is easy for anyone to claim that they provide the best service but the best way to prove it is to ask the families we have helped in the past. Click testimonials to read some of the kind words people have written about us and do not hesitate to call us for the phone numbers of countless other families that have used our services.

What if we have property at another cemetery?

We can help you at any cemetery, providing the same, sensibly priced, unparalleled service that we provide in our chapel or at the nearby cemeteries.

Do you arrange for a Rabbi if we need one?

We can provide an appropriate rabbi along with anything else you request including  Tahara ( the ceremonial washing ) and Shomer (watcher/guardian to the soul).

What happens if my loved one dies in Florida or another state?

With but one phone call to us at (631) 454-9600, we will coordinate all matters with a colleague in the city that death has occurred to transport your loved one to our chapel for an appropriate funeral service and burial. For more information: Death Out of State

What if I want to plan things in advance?

Planning in advance is one of the smartest things to do when it comes to arranging a funeral. Simply contact us for an appointment to discuss the details of preplanning funerals.