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Members of our community who lose a loved one and need to plan burial services can contact one of the following Cemetery Committee members:

EZE BASHI     718-631-2322 (H) 516-662-4258 (C)

HESKY HAIM 516-829-3506 (H)  516-662-0407 (C) 

ABE LERNER  516-482-0880 (H) 516-526-7888 (C)



The AA Society
Originally formed in the 1930ís to provide Religious, Social, and Educational services for the Iraqi Jewish Community in the U.S., today the AA Society serves the entire Iraqi Jewish Community, assisting its members at the difficult time of death.  To see more information on this organization click here.

You will need to initially contact the funeral chapel by phone to make arrangements for bringing the deceased to the chapel. It is important to find out the possible funeral times and to clear a time with the Rabbi or Religious Advisor.

The chapel you use will make arrangements for the chapel, coffin, and transportation.  You could gather at the chapel and continue to the cemetery or you can do a gravesite service. 
The chapel closest to Great Neck, is
Riverside-Nassau North Chapel 55 N Station Plaza, Great Neck, NY (516) 487-9600

When you go to the funeral home to make arrangements, you will need the following information:

1.Name of deceased and Hebrew name
2.Social Security number
3.Next of kin (only one person)
4.Date and place of birth of the deceased
5.Parents' names including maiden name of mother
6.Occupation of deceased before retirement
7.Name of cemetery. The chapel will ask you for a deed.

Complete payment for the funeral is expected upon completion of the funeral arrangements. You can pay by personal check. A portion can usually be paid by credit card, after discussion with the chapel.
You will be asked, by the chapel, how many death certificates they should order for you. Keep in mind that quite a few will be needed as they must be presented for every legal transaction,  i.e. probate of will, bank accounts, stock and bond accounts, insurance, etc.

The New Montefiore Cemetery is located in Suffolk County, Long Island
Their phone number is 631-249-7000
Their website is http://www.montefiores.com/newMontefiore/jewish-cemeteries-new-york/contact.html

  Take the Belt Parkway to the Southern State Parkway, and exit at Exit 35, making a right-hand turn onto Wellwood Avenue.
  Continue north on Wellwood Avenue to the cemetery, which will be on your righthand side.
  l From the Bronx or Manhattan
  Take the Triboro, Throgs Neck or Whitestone Bridge to Grand Central Parkway.  Go east on Grand Central Parkway, which turns into the Northern State Parkway.  Continue on the Northern State Parkway until you reach the Meadowbrook Parkway.  Go south on the Meadowbrook Parkway to the Southern State Parkway.  Go east to  Exit 35.  Make a right turn onto Wellwood Avenue to the cemetery.  Continue north on Wellwood Avenue to the cemetery, which will be on your right.
  l      From Queens
  Take Queens Boulevard to the Van Wyck Expressway to Belt Parkway East (which becomes Southern State Parkway), to Exit 35.  Turn right turn onto Wellwood Avenue.  Continue north on Wellwood Avenue to the cemetery which will be on your right.
  l  From the Long Island Expressway

Take the L.I.E. (I-495) eastbound to Exit 49 Amityville, Route 110 South.  Follow the service road to the 3rd traffic light (Pinelawn Road).  Turn right.  Continue on Pinelawn Road to the cemetery, which will be on your left.

  Take the Long Island Railroad, Ronkonkoma Line 
  l From Manhattan - Penn Station at 33rd Street & 7th Avenue 
  l From Brooklyn - The Flatbush Avenue Station at Atlantic Avenue
  The cemetery is located at the PINELAWN STATION STOP.
  NOTE:  On Sundays, the cemetery provides bus service for visitors from the Pinelawn station stop to the Administration Building at the cemetery.  The bus arrives several minutes after each scheduled train arrival from approximately 8:00 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. 


440 Great Neck Road
Great Neck, New York 1102

P.O. Box 220224
Great Neck, NY 11022-0224

Tel: (516) 773-9876
e-mail: info@bjcny.org
website:  http://www.bjcny.org

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