Jewish Mortuary Services
One meeting takes care of everything
When a loss occurs, there is much to consider, and the terms used may be confusing at first. The first step of the process is known as mortuary services, encompassing all that is involved in caring for the deceased. Jewish mortuary services are distinguished by the traditional tahara (ritual purification) and sh’mira (guarding of the body until internment). The funeral itself often includes other Jewish rituals alongside a eulogy and recitation of special prayers and concludes with the internment of the body in the burial property that has been chosen by loved ones.
Mount Sinai is unique in that it provides mortuary services and operates two cemetery properties, all under one roof. With just one call to a Mount Sinai Memorial Counselor, everything from funeral arrangements to selecting burial property can be taken care of, giving you peace of mind when you need it most. Whether you choose internment at one of our parks or elsewhere, Mount Sinai and our mortuary are available to our entire community.
Mount Sinai’s Mortuary Services
- Our caring advisors are available to assist you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year
- Transport and care for the deceased
- If requested, we perform the traditional Jewish observances of taharah (ritual purification) and sh’mira (guarding the deceased). Click here for more information
- Helping you select 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
- Preparing and submitting the required clerical support including the death certificate
- Coordinating all communication with clergy, newspapers and third parties (coroner, limousine etc.)
- Providing a funeral coach (hearse) or alternative vehicle
- Directing the funeral service in one of our on-site chapels or at the graveside