David Kasem
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Sam Negrin
D: 2017-09-16
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Negrin, Sam
Minnie Markowitz-Siegel
D: 2017-09-12
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Markowitz-Siegel, Minnie
Claire Heigh
D: 2017-09-11
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Heigh, Claire
Esther Yablon
D: 2017-09-11
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Yablon, Esther
John Kandl
D: 2017-09-09
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Kandl, John
Tanya Sanford
D: 2017-09-07
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Sanford, Tanya
Amy Kaplan
D: 2017-09-03
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Kaplan, Amy
Philip Spector
D: 2017-08-31
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Spector, Philip
Harriet Cerrito
D: 2017-08-31
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Cerrito, Harriet
Barry Neidoff
D: 2017-08-30
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Neidoff, Barry
David Glass
D: 2017-08-29
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Glass, David
Herbert Schilsky
D: 2017-08-29
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Schilsky, Herbert
Sara Barrett
D: 2017-08-28
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Barrett, Sara
Elaine Liebmann
D: 2017-08-20
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Liebmann, Elaine
Sylvia Landesman
D: 2017-08-20
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Landesman, Sylvia
Melvin Pitkowsky
D: 2017-08-18
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Pitkowsky, Melvin
Elaine Weisberg
D: 2017-08-18
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Weisberg, Elaine
Leslie Rudman
D: 2017-08-10
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Suzanne Hamberry
D: 2017-08-09
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Clara Kleinfeld
D: 2017-08-08
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The Process of a Jewish Funeral - Before, During & After

There is nothing more important than honoring both family and tradition. Venture the world over, and you’ll find funeral services that are reflective of many different cultures and traditions. When it comes to a Jewish funeral service, the underlying traditional practices all have the same essential foundation: a profound respect for the individual, the family and the place he or she held in the community. At Sherman’s Flatbush Memorial Chapel, upholding this tradition and way of respecting the deceased by doing everything we can to help families of this community plan an affordable Jewish funeral that is both dignified and memorable. For years, Jewish families have turned to us in times of greatest need for both guidance and assistance.

affordable jewish funeral service

From our Jewish burial service to our Jewish memorial service, every offering at our funeral home is rooted in the values of this community and the families that call it home.  At Sherman’s, we believe that planning an affordable Jewish funeral service is not only about price, it is about assisting families in saying goodbye to their loved ones. This section of our website is dedicated to providing helpful information and extensive resources that will afford Brooklyn area families the ability to make an informed decision about what end-of-life care options work best. We invite you to read the articles in this section of our site to learn more about preparing for a Jewish funeral, Jewish funeral etiquette, rituals, customs and ultimately what is involved with a Jewish funeral ceremony. Of course, should you find you still have unanswered questions about the Jewish funeral service, call us at (718) 377-7300 or send us an email to We are always here to answer questions and provide assistance in any possible way. 

The Process Leading Up to the Jewish Funeral Services
Learn how a fundamental Jewish belief shapes the ritual activities involved in the physical care of the deceased prior to the funeral service. This care includes the traditional washing, dressing and placement of the body in the casket, and Shmira, the time of "soul-guiding".
Jewish Funeral Etiquette
Almost a century ago, Emily Post wrote of the importance of decorum at funerals, memorial, or graveside services; no matter the religious underpinnings of the event. Learn more about Jewish funeral etiquette, which is grounded in common sense, and conscious awareness of our actions.
Jewish Funeral Rituals
Defined by tradition, Jewish funeral rituals have been shaped over the course of centuries. Discover who is a mourner; learn more about Tahara, or ritual cleansing; the Tachrichim, the Aron; the recitation of the Kaddish, and at-home rituals such as the Meal of Consolation.
Jewish Funeral Customs
Shared customs bind people together, and bring meaningful structure to our lives. The expression of Jewish funeral customs can vary widely, depending upon the movement to which the surviving family belongs. Discover how centuries of experience have shaped the spectrum of Jewish funeral customs.
The Jewish Funeral Ceremony
Where are Jewish funerals held? What can you expect to see, hear and do at a Jewish funeral? Since not all Jewish funeral ceremonies are the same, we suggest you discover the wide spectrum of practices and ritual features of Jewish funeral ceremonies here.


We hope that you have found the information and resources above to be helpful. There are many factors that go into planning a funeral service and we want to be sure you consider all of them before making a decision. We are here to serve as your community ally for all of your end-of-life care needs whenever and however we can help. Please have a look around our website to explore all of the available options, packages and prices. If you are looking for burial services, for example, have a look at our Jewish caskets. In addition, if your need for our services is immediate, please contact us right away so that we can begin to help you with the funeral planning process in a timely fashion.