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Our sole mission is to help families select the arrangements that suit their individual needs in an atmosphere of caring and trust that is free of commercial pressure

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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.

We are dedicated professionals whose sole mission is to help families select the arrangements that suit their individual needs in an atmosphere of caring and trust that is free of commercial pressure.

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Plaza Jewish Community Chapel
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glenn herman
glenn herman
16:51 09 Dec 20
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.
Reid Wissner
Reid Wissner
08:01 12 Feb 20
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.
Barbara Salmanson
Barbara Salmanson
00:09 17 Jan 20
The staff at every stage was warm, supportive and efficient . Everything happened like clockwork.
Zach Tatge
Zach Tatge
16:16 08 Jan 20
Had a loss in my family and Plaza JCC was there for me the entire way, the staff was amazing and very attentive through this tough time. I would highly recommend.
Jack Chorowsky
Jack Chorowsky
21:32 12 Dec 19
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.
Judith Vangor
Judith Vangor
03:17 21 Sep 19
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!!
Kitty Ruderman
Kitty Ruderman
19:35 19 Sep 19
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.
Donald Tunnard
Donald Tunnard
12:36 30 Jul 19
My late spouse was the executive director of Plaza, Michael built what it is today. However, he died 5 years ago &I am just learning that Plaza is still using his name. Guessing that is because the current management can't possibly live up to him. As his spouse, of 23 years & a 12 year, employee i suggest that you go to Riverside for your next funeral. Plaza is the worst. Contact me privately to discuss Stephanie & Darren. Got pics!
sherry Birnbaum
sherry Birnbaum
11:25 13 Jun 19
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.
Jeffrey Luft
Jeffrey Luft
12:37 20 May 19
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.
Kevin Denee
Kevin Denee
17:22 20 Oct 18
A special place to say goodbye.
Eliezer Reiner
Eliezer Reiner
22:04 14 Feb 18
It's one of a kind Jewish operated funeral home in NY. Here is a loving, respectful ambience and highly professional approach. The staff and shomrim are wonderful. The building is spotless, with nice modern decorations, I would recommend for everyone, 5 star's place.
Joshua Sanders
Joshua Sanders
18:26 12 Jun 17
I would absolutely recommend Plaza Jewish Community, where we held the services for my father. Everyone there was courteous and helpful and extremely kind, and they answered all of our questions patiently and thoroughly. The Rabbi was terrific; he clearly had the gift of oratory and used it well during the service. There was no upselling and no nonsense. I highly recommend Plaza Jewish Community...Josh
Nancy Schulman
Nancy Schulman
01:14 26 Feb 17
From the very first phone call to every detail on the day of the funeral, our family felt supported, informed and cared for.
David Shatz
David Shatz
19:11 10 Feb 17
Keith Friedman was fantastically helpful. I was stuck at home because of snow and ice post-storm, and could not make it to the funeral of a dear teacher and colleague. My technology wasn't working to see it online and Keith worked it all out for me. Five stars!
Ben Zweig
Ben Zweig
14:01 26 Jan 17
Plaza Jewish went above and beyond to retrieve the video content from my dad's funeral way, long after it had expired on the site. They were nice, professional, and responsive.
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Plaza Jewish was created to give families an alternative to the corporate-owned chapels in the vicinity. We answer to families, not shareholders or corporate stakeholders. Plaza is a not for profit, community owned and operated endeavor. Revenues from our operations are reinvested in the Jewish Community


Remember that Plaza is here for your 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 212-769-4400.
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  • $15,970.00
  • $8,135.00

  • Transfer
  • Tahara Room
  • Refrigeration
  • Basic Arrangement
  • Supervision
  • Chapel
  • Hearse
  • Shroud
  • Simple Pine Casket
  • Limousine

  • $595.00
  • $365.00
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  • $695.00
  • $8,135.00

These are the typical charges on a funeral contract. Talk to a Plaza Certified Preplan Counselor to discuss what’s best for you, without commercial pressure.

These prices are taken from published price lists which funeral homes are required to post and are made as of September 2020; for up-to-date pricing, please go to the published price lists. The services listed below are used as examples because they are among the most frequent services chosen, but a list of all prices can be seen from published price lists.

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Fortunately, my family has turned to Plaza several times for advice, and help with funeral arrangements and the process of obtaining multiple copies of death certificates and other legal requirements. But more importantly, the sensitive and kind manner of the staff was calming when we felt overwhelmed and stunned by the loss of a loved one. It is always an agonizing time but Plaza makes it possible to get through the first few days of grief and mourning.

Lynn Kroll *

As a Geriatric Nurse and care manager, I pride myself in doing the very best for my clients and their families. There is no funeral home I could recommend more than Plaza- the professionalism, kindness, and compassion of the staff is unparalleled.

Hildy Sheinbaum , Geriatric Nurse Care Manager

One of the biggest gifts my Mom ever gave us was having pre-planned her funeral. Plaza's compassionate and professional assistance in executing her wishes allowed our family to feel taken care of at a most stressful time. Amy and I have since created our pre-plan with Plaza - we feel we have done a real mitzvah for our children.

Frank Linde , President, Property Resources Corporation

Plaza Jewish Community Chapel could not have been more helpful and efficient when I had to make arrangements for a close friend whose next-of-kin lived in Britain. All of the details were handled quickly and smoothly. Plaza eliminates anxiety from what could have been a nightmare.

David Solomon

When my husband passed away, Plaza was there for me and my family, gently walking me through the very painful process of saying good-bye. Their professionalism and kindness will never be forgotten.

Cantor Rebecca Garfein * , Congregation Rodeph Sholom, NYC

Some years ago, I was interviewed by the New York Times for an article they were doing on Plaza. I spoke about the wonderful support and services provided by Plaza in connection with my father’s funeral. I feel the same now, even stronger.

Howard F. Sharfstein *

We were pleased to use Plaza for the funeral of my father-in-law, Robert Tishman. We still remember the warmth, thoughtful and genuinely caring service that was provided and have been delighted to recommend Plaza by reason of this personal experience.

Harold Handler *

We couldn’t have been more pleased or grateful for everything Plaza did for us at such a difficult (and vulnerable) time in our lives. You made it easy and comforting for us, when it could have been anything but. Everyone was gracious and accessible, for which we are appreciative

David Harris , CEO of The American Jewish Committee

My observant family was already burdened by traveling to Florida to care for my beloved mother during her long and painful illness. They were then faced with the impending challenge that it seemed likely that her death would take place on Shabbat.

We will always be grateful to Plaza, who handled all of the arrangements needed to ensure compliance with the Halachic rules governing Shabbat; transporting her body; arranging for the Chevrah Kadisha and Shmirah; and scheduling a funeral service and burial in New York quickly, efficiently and sensitively and in accordance with our beliefs and traditions.

Bob Wolf *

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