6 Facts About Our Family-Owned Funeral Home You Might Not Know
- We have a rich history in the Atlantic City and Philadelphia regions dating back to the 19th century
In 1877, the Morris Rosenberg Furnishing Undertakers opened for business in North Philadelphia to cater to the funeral needs of the growing Jewish community. Later in 1911, Raphael-Sacks entered the neighborhood to provide funeral services. In 1944, brothers, Jack and Joe Goldstein, along with Joe’s daughter Ruth Snyderman started Goldsteins’ Memorial Chapel.
As the years passed, these companies’ reputations for quality, compassion and tradition continued to grow. Each generation has added its share of licensed Jewish funeral directors, dedicated to caring for people in the community who have experienced the loss of a loved one.
In 1992, Goldsteins’ merged with Rosenberg’s Raphael-Sacks to become Goldsteins’ Rosenberg’s Raphael-Sacks. We now offer the Philadelphia Jewish community the benefit of nearly 140 years of experience with every service, pre-arrangement or counseling we provide. We are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Should someone pass overnight, please call our offices at 215-927-5800 to speak with one of our funeral directors. Meet our family here.
- We coordinate out-of-state funerals
More people are moving to other states or have vacation homes but wish to be buried in the Philadelphia area. We have experience coordinating with dozens of out-of-state funeral homes to perform funeral services. Perhaps this is where they grew up, where their family lives or is buried, or where they own a plot in a cemetery. Whatever the reasons, we make this a simple and stress-free for your family. If you wish to have a funeral in this area and the cemetery is located in another state or country (including Israel) we can accommodate your wishes as well.
- We welcome interfaith and non-religious funeral services
Over the years more people of the Jewish faith marry those who are non-practicing or were born and raised as Christians or other religions around the world. We have been helping interfaith families for years to create funeral services that respect all religious beliefs.
Our experienced funeral directors will provide appropriate clergy, understand the traditions and culture of your family, and work with you on a funeral service that is ideal for your loved one. Interfaith funeral services are not new to us, we provide services for people of multi-faiths and ethnic backgrounds throughout the Philadelphia area and suburbs. We have established relationships with area clergy to provide single or joint services depending on the family’s expectations.
- We serve military families daily
We appreciate being able to help our families understand veteran funeral benefits and ways to honor their loved one. There are many benefits available to any active duty member who dies while serving, discharged veterans who served during war time and under conditions other than dishonorable, and in some cases, their spouse.
Burial for veterans, their spouses, and unmarried minor or permanently disabled, dependent children is available at no cost in most of the 131 VA National Cemeteries. Here is more information on honoring veterans.
- We offer free pre-planning funeral service consultation for you and your family
We can provide you with all of the options and costs so that you can carefully and thoughtfully make the decisions that are best for you. One of the financial benefits of pre-arrangements is you will lock in today prices for the funeral service and your prepayment is placed in an irrevocable trust. If you decide to make any changes after the pre-arrangement is complete, we will gladly make the adjustments. Here are more answers to questions you may have about pre-arrangement. Call us today (215) 927-5800 for arrangements, pre-need, or if you have more questions about our services. You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Find out why pre-planning is so important.
- We offer cremation service through relationships with local crematories
More and more people across faiths are choosing cremation as part of their funeral planning. Cremation carries with it a long tradition and is a process that is performed in a respectful and dignified manner of the deceased.
Today’s cremation funerals can be religious in tone or informal celebrations, whatever best reflects the person being remembered to create a meaningful memorial service. Choosing cremation provides several different options for putting a loved one to rest. You can select a complete funeral service with burial, opt for memorial service or just the cremation itself without any service at all. While we don’t perform cremations on our premises, at the request of our families, we can provide this service. If you’re considering cremation as part of your pre-planning or for a loved one’s funeral service, here is some information to help you decide if this is right for you.