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Riverside-Nassau North Chapel is a premier provider of Jewish funeral services on Long Island’s North Shore. We provide chapel, graveside and temple services for all congregations throughout the New York and Long Island metropolitan areas.

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Our Long Island funeral home

Though we specialize in traditional Jewish services, we are committed to providing personal and compassionate care to individuals and families from all faiths and walks of life. As a longtime member of the Jewish Funeral Directors of America, we can provide you with a complimentary copy of "The Jewish Funeral Guide," and we handle all the important details, from contacting the chevra kadisha for tahara and shomrim to assisting with your shiva observance and arranging for the recitation of Kaddish. You can trust our caring staff to help you honor your family’s cherished traditions.

Convenient and upgraded facilities

Chapel at Riverside-Nassau North ChapelWe are located at 55 North Station Plaza, across the street from Long Island Railroad’s Great Neck station. This close to the city, space is a luxury. To give our families and attendees enough parking, we rent parking from train station across the street and provide parking attendants. Inside the building, we have an elevator for easy movement between floors.

Having undergone multiple upgrades, the funeral home includes a chapel that holds 250 people as well as a hospitality space for receptions and a family room for peaceful respite. The chapel itself is modern and simplistic. Its understated beauty features high columns and clean lines. The chapel evokes feelings of tranquility and allows for customization, letting portraits and personal mementos make each funeral service unique and special.

Upholding Jewish tradition

Riverside-Nassau North Chapel serves Temple Emanuel, Temple Beth El, Temple Israel, Temple Isaiah, the Mashadi Jewish Center, Temple Judea and the Reconstructionist Synagogue of the North Shore. Serving you in accordance with the traditions of your faith is a point of pride for us. With knowledge of Orthodox, Conservative and Reform Judaism, we are experienced with the customs that are important to you and your family. From planning a traditional Jewish funeral or blending Jewish tradition with a contemporary lifestyle, our Jewish funeral directors help you honor the legacy of a loved one.

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At Riverside-Nassau North Chapel , 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.

Personalized funeral services

Reception room at Riverside-Nassau North ChapelWe pride ourselves in personalized funeral services. Our associates are compassionate listeners who work with you to celebrate your loved one’s life, even while staying within the traditions of a Jewish funeral. Some personalization ideas include painting or decorating the casket, having portraits of your loved one in the chapel or bringing in mementos of interests or hobbies.

As a Dignity Memorial® provider, we offer benefits such as a Bereavement Travel Program to assist you with travel arrangements; an AfterCare Planner™ to help simplify family business matters; and a 24-Hour Compassion Helpline™ for support when you need it—all backed by the Dignity Memorial performance pledge guaranteeing your complete satisfaction with the services we provide.

Riverside-Nassau North Chapel has proudly served Long Island’s North Shore for generations and will continue to do so. Call us today to begin planning a service for your loved one or to pre-plan your own funeral service.

Pre-planning with Riverside-Nassau North Chapel

Many families seeking information for estate planning find that arranging funeral services in advance offers peace of mind for themselves and their families. In fact, it can even be considered a mitzvah.

Advance funeral planning allows you to make clear-headed, stress-free decisions about which type of service you desire. You may also customize and personalize your service by making your wishes known. You can discuss your interests, your personality and preferences including music or songs that are meaningful and important. These are things that are truly special to you.

You will also be removing the burden of decisions and financial stress from your family. Contact us to request a copy of our Personal Planning Guide, a valuable resource for your estate planning needs.

History

Entrance at Riverside-Nassau North ChapelFounded in the 1950s by Izzie Smith and Bernie Singer, Riverside-Nassau North Chapel took over and renovated an three-story firehouse. Located a few minutes east of Queens, Izzie and Bernie recognized the need for a funeral home to serve this tight-knit community without having to travel into Manhattan. The caring staff at Riverside-Nassau has been serving the community ever since, and in 1989 became part of the Dignity Memorial network of funeral, cremation and cemetery providers.

Monuments to honor loved ones

As the Long Island North Shore’s leading monument provider, Riverside-Nassau North Chapel offers complete monument, inscription and private mausoleum services for all cemeteries. We offer fine granite and bronze memorials and create unique, permanent tributes with a product and workmanship that is guaranteed.

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100% SERVICE GUARANTEE

At Dignity Memorial, we take our promises seriously. That’s why we offer a 100% service guarantee. We strive to get every detail right the first time, every time. If for some reason we don’t and you’re dissatisfied with any aspect of your service, we will remedy it quickly and fully. Learn about our Dignity Difference benefits.

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Record your final wishes, the details of your family heritage, military history, estate information and more in our free planning guide. Request yours today.

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.

"Special Thanks to Anthony for his great bed side manner, kindness and sensitivity."

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October 2020

"Advanced Planning Consultant Lindsay Packard set up all of my expectations explaining each component included in the funeral estimate. Funeral Director Anthony Scarnati was meticulous is setting up all arrangements with the cemetery and society requirements and keeping me informed with progress for each task. Rabbi Gregg Ackerman was excellent in delivering a daughter prepared eulogy and enabling relatives to attend the funeral via Zoom."

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August 2020

"The experience I had at Riverside-Nassau after the passing of my dad was very positive. All the staff were extremely professional, dignified and accommodating. I especially appreciated that they went the extra effort to arrange for the military to do a flag ceremony at the cemetery for my dad, who was in the air force and army. Everything went very smoothly all around and I would highly recommend Riverside-Nassau to others."

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July 2020

"A dreadful situation was handled with extraordinary sensitivity. There was very little I had to deal with. The staff took over completely. Under the circumstances that was greatly appreciated."

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June 2020

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Meet Our Team

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    Michael Morrone

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    Michael J. Lenoci

    Funeral Director
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    Anthony C Scarnati

    Funeral Director
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    Kenneth De Matteo

    Funeral Director
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