THE MOUNT SINAI DIFFERENCE


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As the premier Jewish funeral home and provider of Jewish mortuary services in California, Mount Sinai's first priority is the
emotional and spiritual well-being of families. Each day, we assist members of our community during the saddest day of all – the day when they must say goodbye to a loved one.

To make this difficult time easier for you and your family, call Mount Sinai to assist you with ALL arrangements related to the funeral and burial.  

Did you know...

  • Mount Sinai staff are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Whenever you call, you will speak to a Mount Sinai employee, never an answering service or call center.
  • Mount Sinai Memorial Parks and Mortuaries is locally owned by Sinai Temple of Los Angeles.
  • We can usually offer 24-hour notice for burial arrangements for the most traditional families.
  • We have close ties to Chevra Kadisha burial societies throughout Southern California.
  • If you do not have an established relationship with a Rabbi or synagogue, we can  help you chose a Rabbi or Cantor whose background matches your own.
  • Every Mount Sinai Funeral Service Director is of the Jewish faith.
  • In keeping with the Jewish traditions of respect, our mortuary is staffed at all times with at least one male and one female employee. For modesty purposes, our female staff members handle sanitary care and dressing for women and our male staff members will handle sanitary care and dressing for men.
  • For your convenience, we operate two beautiful cemetery properties in Los Angeles and Simi Valley.

In addition to offering the complete spectrum of Jewish funeral arrangements, including strict ritual preparation (Taharah and Sh'mira) we also work with families to incorporate more contemporary arrangements including music selection and photo slideshows.

Mount Sinai offers the following COMPLIMENTARY resources
to assist families communicate news of a loved one's passing

Webcasting and Streaming of Funeral Services

 

To enable loved ones to attend the funeral from anywhere in the world, all chapel services
can be live streamed and recorded in widescreen, High Definition (HD). The webcast can be viewed on any device (PC, Tablet, Mac, iPhone, iPad etc.).

For privacy purposes, every Mount Sinai obituary webcast is protected by a password which is provided to the immediate family to distribute to friends and loved ones. After the service, family members can download the service directly to their computers.

Customized Mini-Website

A customized mini-website to honor the departed which includes their name in the URL.  Your Memorial Counselor can help you determine how much information you would like to include online. All memorials included on the Mount Sinai website will be accessible online in perpetuity as a memorial tribute.  There is no extra charge to keep the information online in perpetuity.

Each person’s unique page can be customized to include the following information
(Note all names and information referenced in the listings below are fictional)

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- Detailed Obituary
- Header photograph
- Webcast of the service (password protected)
- Customized Google map with directions to either Mount Sinai Cemetery
- Virtual Guestbook where visitors can post tributes
- Virtual Gallery where visitors can upload photos and videos
- Virtual Yartzheit Candle
- Downloadable prayers

Courtesy Newspaper Obituaries

Sample LA Times' Courtesy Notice

Los Angeles Times

Mount Sinai offers all families the option of having a courtesy obituary printed in the the California section of The Los Angeles Times.  Mount Sinai's Los Angeles Times courtesy obituaries include the name of the deceased, along with the Mount Sinai website and 800 number so that people can contact us for additional information about the service.

If you would like to have a more in-depth (paid) obituary printed in the LA Times, please visit
http://placeanad.latimes.com/obituaries.


Jewish Journal

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Sample weekly "Ad" in the Jewish Journal

In order to inform the public in real time about a loved one’s passing, each week, Mount Sinai publishes our own obituary listing in the form of a 1/4 page advertisement in the  Jewish Journal. This is an important notification tool for the community because often the Jewish Journal's own obituaries do not appear until several weeks after the death.  Mount Sinai's listing in the Jewish Journal includes the deceased name and the city in which they resided.  Families are never charged to have their loved one's name included in this listing.

Other Complimentary Resources Offered by Mount Sinai

-  Yarmulkes available at all times
Pebbles from Jerusalem - packets of stones from Israel to leave at graveside
-  Minyan prayer books
-  Seven Day Yartzheit candle (remains lit during the 7 days of Shiva)
Digital Yahrzeit web application
-  Guest registration cards
-  Acknowledgement / Thank you cards
-  Ten year personalized Yahrzeit calendar
-  Printed directory of Minyan services throughout Los Angeles
The Mount Sinai Guide to Traditional Jewish Practices