"Families need a safe and secure enviornment in which their emotional needs are promoted and their financial needs are protected. This can be accomplished through their congregation supporting a provider whose primary concern is the family. Chesed v'Emet is just such a resource - personally representing congregations by serving only its members and their families. This individual approach provides the distinctive value of combining the support of personalized attention to savings."

When a loved one dies, and even before, it is an extremely emotional time for families and most of us are not able to think clearly.

Some of the necessary first steps that will need to be taken are:

  • Call Chesed v'Emet (24 hours/7 days a week)
  • Contact your rabbi or temple
  • Consider where you'd like the services held
  • Know what cemetery will be used

A Personal, Individualize Approach

personally representing congregations by serving only its members

A personal, individualized approach during such a sensitive time can be invaluable. The selection of Chesed v'Emet allows families to receive this sensitive and distinctive treatment as well as substantial cost savings — ranging from $500 to $3000. The reasons for this economy of cost savings are multiple, but all stem directly from Chesed v'Emet’s unique approach. Unlike corporate providers, Chesed v'Emet is not burdened with the costs of maintaining a large building, fleets of vehicles, or large staffs. This singular method is in stark contrast to current industry norms, such as artificial discounts based on inflated charges, extraneous “give-aways”, or unnecessarily high charges to absorb advertising expenses. The absence of corporate investors also allows the primary focus to remain on meeting the family’s needs in an honest, reasonable fashion and not on profit margins.

By doing away with the expensive overhead involved in having a funeral chapel and building, Chesed v'Emet is able to offer the community reasonably priced funerals without sacrificing the dignity and quality families deserve and want. Chesed v'Emet offers families quality caskets and burial vaults in addition to personalized and individualized service to the families that have chosen to honor the memory of their loved ones without spending more money than is necessary.


These letters, a small sample that I've been privileged to receive over the years, truly answer the questions I'm always asked, and they answer them far more eloquently than I could ever hope to be able to answer.

I wanted to take a moment to thank you for the lovely service on Monday for Jim. We know that we were presenting you with a challenge, but you could not have given us a more appropriate service for him. The tone was exactly what I had envisioned and hoped for. He was a very special person and I believe you could actually feel the love and unity in the chapel. Almost everyone there had a deep connection to Jim. Afterwards, at the luncheon, we were told by a number of people that they arrived at the funeral sick with grief, and left feeling uplifted and healed. Thank you so much for that. You made many many people feel special with your warmth and your wonderful resonant voice. Your presentation at graveside was perfect. I have seen so many people participate in the actual burial. I couldn't be more pleased. Jim would have been very impressed with you.


I wanted to let you know that our family and our friends all commented on the amazing eulogy you gave for Sandy. It was very impressive how you were able to capture the essence of a person you never met. We feel very lucky to have found you and want to thank you for that. Thanks again, Rob


We, the entire family, thank you for your caring and professionalism! Mom's funeral could not possibly have gone more smoothly (or have been accomplished with any greater beauty & dignity). For this, you take 100% of the credit. God Bless you for being who you are.


I just wanted to drop you a not to thank you most sincerely for the manner in which you conducted the service at the dedication of mom's headstone last Friday. Your skill and presence, your experience with such a service, your humor, I could go on and on, but just let me say that our Mother's desire that your organization meet our needs from beginning to end, was certainly justified. I KNOW that I speak for the family and friends who shared the morning, when I simply say again, “Thank you”. You did a wonderful job. With warm regards


How can we thank you for all that you have done for our family & your care and concern for our well-being, as well as for our children's, has helped ease our path through this sad time. We are blessed by the love of family and of friends such as you, and as I write these words I realize that the pain is a blessing. Jessica will forever remain in our hearts, as well our gratitude to those of who have showed how much they care. Again, heartfelt thanks. Best wishes to you and your family for the new year.


Just a short note to thank you for the contribution in our dad's memory. But most of all thank you for all your time, guidance, knowledge and patience that you showed us over the past 11 months. You made a lot of the difficult decisions we needed to make a lot of easier. Thanks from all of us.

Nana, Denise and Alan

Thank you so very much for our highly informative and reassuring “consultation” at Congregation Etz Chaim. Your warmth, compassion and impressive knowledge (and depth of insight) were extraordinary. I left our meeting feeling comforted and reassured that this most important of matters was in the BEST of hands. Once more-thank you for your kindness. I feel like I am in a MasterCard Commercial that ends with “Peace of Mind “Priceless”


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