Philadelphia’s Oldest Jewish Funeral Home
We’ve planted our roots and grown them with tradition
Our commitment extends far beyond our reputation as the area’s most trusted and well-known Jewish funeral home. Philadelphia has been our community for more than 140 years and we’re honored to maintain the traditions of Judaism while serving the needs of a modern, growing and ever changing Jewish population.
Our family was there for your great-grandparents, and we will be here for your great-grandchildren – because generation after generation, we have demonstrated our commitment to honor the memory of your loved ones.
Over the years, we have earned our reputation for treating people with the respect and dignity they deserve. We provide funeral services, memorial services and graveside services, all available with pre-arrangements. We also offer grief counseling and our resource library has a vast array of information from Major Beliefs of Judaism through all aspects of Jewish Funeral Etiquette.
Through five generations, our family owned and operated funeral home has provided dedicated services to the Philadelphia Jewish Community. 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. Our doors are always open to attend to your needs and help guide you through your loss, grief or planning.
In 1877, the Morris Rosenberg Furnishing Undertakers opened for business in North Philadelphia to cater to the needs of the growing Jewish community. Later in 1911, Raphael-Sacks entered the neighborhood to provide funeral services. These two legacy companies joined in 1958 and became Rosenberg’s Raphael-Sacks.
In 1944, Goldsteins’ Memorial Chapel began its growth in the North Philadelphia community with founders and brothers, Jack and Joe Goldstein, along with Joe’s daughter Ruth Snyderman. It has long been believed that Ruth was the first licensed female funeral director in Philadelphia and the first Jewish woman to achieve this status. Joe and Jack were both active members in the Philadelphia community, serving on various boards and organizations.
As the years passed, the 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. We now offer the Philadelphia Jewish community the benefit of nearly 140 years of experience with every service, pre-arrangement or counseling we provide.