About

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, 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.

WHV 2020 - Level 4We honor veterans

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.

"I am truly pleased and grateful for all that was done for my mother's funeral! I couldn't have asked for anything better. It was a relief to know that all our needs and requests were taken care of in such a warm and professional manner. Thank you!!!"

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November 2021

"During this difficult time, it was comforting to know we can completely and totally rely on your staff. Everything was handled professionally, smoothly and under tight timeline."

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November 2021

"Doing this very difficult time, David Goldstein help make my self and daughter Alexis feel calm and reassured that everything would be handled with dignity and much care!"

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November 2021

"From picking up the body, to ensuring we had everything we needed for shiva, Joseph Esposito and the Schwartz Bros teams delivered with outstanding professionalism and service."

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October 2021

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