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Sympathy Etiquette

Expressing your condolences at a time of loss is a very personal matter. While Jewish tradition does not encourage the sending of flowers, it is perfectly acceptable to express your sympathy in other ways. The most important thing is to be sincere, be thoughtful, and to keep the needs of the bereaved in your mind. … Continued

A Word From Rabbi Michael P. Strasberg

At Sinai Chapels, we pride ourselves on being able to provide the community with the highest level of service, commitment and dedication to our mission. In large part, this comes from being a fourth-generation family owned and operated Jewish funeral home. What exactly does this mean? What makes a mortuary a “Jewish” one? What is … Continued

Queens College Annual Kristallnacht Commemoration

On Sunday, November 6, Sinai Chapels presented the Annual Kristallnacht Commemoration at Queens College. Annette Insdorf, the keynote speaker, featured clips from various films focused on the Holocaust, including Schindler’s List, The Pawnbroker and None Shall Escape. Dr. Insdorf is the child of Holocaust survivors and an internationally recognized expert in film and Holocaust studies. … Continued