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Mount Sinai – The Jewish Funeral Home for all of Southern California

As a Jewish Funeral Home / Mortuary for all of Southern California, Mount Sinai Memorial Parks and Mortuaries maintains its 60+ year tradition of honoring the deceased and serving the living.   In 1954, Mount Sinai was formally consecrated as a Jewish Memorial Park and since 1964, we have been wholly owned by Sinai Temple of Los Angeles which dedicates its cemetery and mortuary services to the entire Jewish community of Los Angeles.

Because Mount Sinai provides mortuary services AND owns/operates two cemetery properties, we can assist you with ALL of the arrangements relating to death and dying - including all of the tasks traditionally handled by an independent Jewish funeral home.  This includes, but is not limited to:

♦ Having on-site staff available to assist you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year
♦ Transporting and caring for the deceased
♦ If requested, performing the traditional Jewish observances of Taharah (Ritual Washing) and Sh’mira (Watching over the Deceased and reciting Psalms)
♦ Showing and helping you select/ purchase burial property
♦ Working with you to make all service arrangements, including casket selection, webcasting of service and floral arrangements
♦ Helping you and your family select a Rabbi whose style matches your own
♦ Providing necessary clerical support - this includes preparing and obtaining signatures for the Death Certificate
♦ Coordinating all communication with clergy, newspapers and third parties (coroner, limousine etc.)
♦ Use of the funeral coach (hearse)
♦ Leading the funeral service and providing all staff in one of our on-site chapels or at graveside
♦ Work with you to purchase property in advance of need and set up a funeral trust to cover expenses

 

Today, in many ways, Mount Sinai functions as a Chevra Kadisha for the entire Los Angeles Jewish community by offering the traditional Jewish observances of Taharah (Ritual Washing) and Sh’mira (Watching over the Deceased and reciting Psalms).  Each and every day, our staff works diligently proffer the highest degree of Kovod Hames  כבוד המת (Respect for the Deceased).  In addition, to offer assistance and comfort to our most traditional families, we will always help facilitate communications with various local Chevra Kadisha volunteer organizations throughout Los Angeles.

Our two cemeteries, located in Simi Valley and the Hollywood Hills, offer a variety of burial choices including lawn spaces, wall crypts and family gardens.  Because we own over 150 acres of undeveloped land in Simi Valley, we are prepared to meet the needs of the Southern California Jewish community for the next two hundred years.

Entrance Gate to Mount Sinai Hollywood Hills Jewish Funeral Home

Inscribed on the front gates of Mount Sinai Hollywood Hills, you will see the Hebrew words "Bet ha-Chayyim".

This traditional nomenclature is often used to identify Jewish cemeteries because the Talmud teaches us that the soul is eternal and does not die and because a beautiful and serene cemetery primarily exists to offer comfort to mourners and others who visit."

 

Prayer book Mount Sinai Yartzheit Candle and wooden star

Providing for Jewish memorial and burial are among the most important commitments that a Jewish community makes to its members.  That is our commitment to you.
Our legacy is guided by Jewish practice and we abide by the tenet that it is our responsibility to provide a broad array of options to serve the dynamics of today's blended families. We are also sensitive to language and traditions of every segment of our community and we have staff available to speak to you in Hebrew, Russian, Farsi, Yiddish, Spanish and of course, English. If we can be of assistance to you whether at time of need or as you plan for the future, please contact us at 1-800-600-0076.

Hours and Days of Operation

Our Mortuary staff works 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Both parks are open Sunday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Our parks are closed on Saturdays in observance of Shabbat.
To view our Holiday schedule, please click HERE.

Click Here for Driving Directions to Our Cemetery Parks