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Located in New York City on Queens Boulevard in Forest Hills, near Flushing Meadows Corona Park and several cemeteries, Schwartz Brothers-Jeffer Memorial Chapels is a warm, comfortable place to plan a funeral. From the moment you walk into the bright, open foyer you feel welcome here. An understanding member of our compassionate staff greets every guest at the door and we treat you like our friend and neighbor.

Though Schwartz Brothers-Jeffer Memorial Chapels specializes in the traditions of Jewish families, we provide funeral, memorial, cremation and burial services for people of all cultures, faiths and backgrounds.

In order to help your family determine the correct dates for Yahrzeit, feel free to utilize this Yahrzeit calendar

A caring Jewish funeral provider

Front exterior building and signage at Schwartz Brothers-Jeffer Memorial ChapelWe at Schwartz Brothers-Jeffer Memorial Chapels understand that a Jewish funeral is a modest, solemn religious service designed to honor the dead and provide support to the family and friends of the person who has passed. Contemporary Jewish families are also finding ways to blend Jewish tradition with their modern lifestyles. Our funeral directors know how to help you do both and work with all sects of the Jewish faith: Orthodox, Conservative and Reformed.

Schwartz Brothers-Jeffer Memorial Chapels is among the larger Jewish-specialty funeral home in Queens, and we have plenty of parking. Our 2-story building is filled with natural light and has 2 large chapels with traditional pews. One seats 350; the other seats 175.

As you would expect from a funeral home that specialized in Jewish traditions, we have a tahara room for the ritual preparation of bodies and a large Kohanim building for those whose beliefs dictate that they not be under the same roof as their deceased loved one. Closed-circuit television allows those guests to see and hear the service without going into the building.

Sensitive funeral home staff

Chapel at Schwartz Brothers-Jeffer Memorial Chapel The staff at Schwartz Brothers-Jeffer Memorial Chapels is an exceptional group of people with a wealth of experience providing compassionate care to people of all walks of life. We treat the funeral home as if it were our personal home—and we treat the people who come here as if they were our own family members. Our goal is to provide a personalized funeral or memorial service for everyone we serve. We take the time to listen and plan something truly special to celebrate a life.

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At Schwartz Brothers-Jeffer Memorial Chapels, we understand the unique needs of America’s veterans and their families. As a Level Four Founding Community Partner with We Honor Veterans, we are honored to serve our nation’s heroes and take this responsibility seriously. We have taken steps to ensure our staff is knowledgeable of all the benefits available to military veterans and their families.

In addition, we host community events annually in honor of our veterans and work closely with local veterans organizations. With respect, integrity and dignity, we will walk you through the steps of creating a veteran’s memorial service that truly honors the life and sacrifice of your loved one.

Here for you

We are always here for you—only a phone call away. Please reach out if you need immediate help planning a funeral or would like more information on planning a funeral ahead of time.

Other Jewish funeral homes at 114-03 Queens Blvd.

Schwartz Brothers-Jeffer Memorial Chapels shares an address with Riverside Memorial Chapel, Boulevard-Riverside Chapels and I.J. Morris Funeral Directors. All are fine operations specializing in Jewish funeral services, and all are members of the Dignity Memorial® network. When you choose any of the funeral homes located at 114-03 Queens Blvd., you get the compassionate care you expect from a Forest Hills-operated funeral home and the benefits you deserve from North America’s largest network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers.

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Ratings & Reviews

Verified Customer Reviews

Since 2005, many of our customers have taken the time to tell us how we did each year via our Voice of the Customer program. Our star ratings and comments from families come directly from these surveys.

"Schwartz Brothers-Jeffer Memorial Chapels did a wonderful job assisting me through the emotional process of making last arrangements for my mother. Chastity helped me prearrange services. She listened carefully to my ideas, clearly outlined my options, assisted me with paperwork, followed through on everything that needed to be done prior to Mom's passing and what needed to be done when the time came. She made a difficult process easy. There was no pressure to do more and there were no surprises. Furthermore, she even called me a few weeks later when Mom passed while she was out on vacation to wish me condolences and let me know there was ongoing support available at no charge. That's what I call great service and care! Eric took over when the time came and he was equally great."

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September 2020

"Thank you Eric, Joe and Chastity for all your help."

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September 2020

"My experiences with Schwartz Bros.-Jeffer Memorial Chapel have been excellent. They know how to be both visible and invisible at the same time, giving you the comfort, dignity and space you need at this time. Excellent."

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August 2020

"A completely positive experience. I would recommend them to everyone. Everyone was kind, caring and respectful. Jennifer Martin was superb! I am grateful for everything they have in these trying times."

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August 2020

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    Douglas Anthony Familia


  • Flushing Funeral Home Funeral Director -  Quinn - Fogarty Funeral Home

    Joseph Esposito


  • Forest Hills Funeral Home Manager -  Schwartz Brothers-Jeffer Memorial Chapel

    Eric R Anderson


  • Jennifer Martin

    Jennifer Rebecca Martin


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