Since 1897, Riverside Memorial Chapel in Mount Vernon, New York, and our team of Jewish funeral professionals have practiced the belief that Jewish funeral service is not merely a business, but the fulfillment of a sacred trust given to us by the families we serve. Compassion is the most important word, and understanding the true meaning of this word is what makes us the source for support in and around New York.
- Large capacity chapel up to 250
- Monument and inscription services
Grave markers that sit flush to the ground in the material of preference
- Upright headstones
Option for mail delivery of ashes
Sent through postal mail service, signature required.
- Option for home delivery of ashes
- Scattering assistance
Arrangements by phone or email
Complete funeral planning, including electronic signature, without needing a funeral home visit
- Catered events
- Audio and video equipment
Religious & Cultural
- Shomer available
- Tahara room
- Ritual washing
- Kosher catering
Free Funeral Planning Resources
Funeral planning can seem overwhelming. These guides can help you every step of the way—from choosing between traditional burial planning and cremation, designing a religious ceremony or a celebration of life, and deciding on cemetery property or filing for veteran's benefits.
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At Riverside Memorial Chapel, we pride ourselves on having a team of experienced funeral professionals to help you cohesively orchestrate the timely, dignified last wishes of your loved one. All of our services are designed to help you through one of the most personal and challenging stages of life.
Specializing in serving the Jewish community, we understand the customs and religious significance associated with Jewish funeral tradition. It is our unwavering commitment to you and your family to plan and produce your loved one's memorial in accordance with Jewish funeral customs that are important to you.
We Honor Veterans
At Riverside Memorial 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.
We understand that losing a loved one is an emotional and difficult experience, and are committed to providing compassionate, professional and personal service. For us, there is no greater responsibility than preserving and honoring the legacy of one’s life. Please contact our funeral home if you need immediate assistance, wish to visit our facility or need more information about our products and services
Since 1897, Riverside Memorial Chapel has been a respected name in Jewish funeral service, endeavoring to make a time of loss for each family as bearable as possible. Founded by Louis Meyers as Meyers Livery Stable on Norfolk Street on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, our funeral home underwent 2 name changes and relocations in the early 1900s. First, Meyers Undertakers moved to 54 East 109th Street in Manhattan, and then in 1916, the business was renamed Meyers and Company and relocated to 228 Lenox Avenue in the fashionable Harlem section of Manhattan.
Funeral home expansions
In 1926, a 4-story funeral home was built at the current location at 180 West 76th Street in Manhattan. It consisted of a large chapel with fixed pews, vaulted 2-story ceilings, arrangement rooms, a casket selection room, 3 elevators and a spacious lobby. With continued success, the 1st branch of Meyers and Company opened at 1250 Central Avenue in Rockaway, Queens, New York, in 1928.
In 1933, Meyers and Company divided into 2 separate companies: Riverside Memorial Chapel and Park West Memorial Chapel, located at 79th Street and Columbus Avenue in Manhattan. A series of branch locations of Riverside opened in later years with a location in Florida in 1935, another in 1938 in Brooklyn, a location in The Bronx in 1940 and another in Westchester County in 1950.
Over 100 years of service
We celebrated 100 years of service to the Jewish community in 1997 and continue to build upon the reputation and goodwill that has been so carefully stitched together over the years. Throughout our history, we have earned a reputation for fairness, honest dealing, sensitivity to special secular and religious needs and professionalism.
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"Very professional and caring."
"It was an opportunity excellent experience"
Verified Burial Customer
"Professionalism. My dad received the proper service and my family was pleased with the entire service provided. Thank you."
Verified Burial Customer
"The staff. They were unbelievable. They were thoughtful, responsive no matter what our needs were. Could not have been any better"
"I USED RIVERSIDE FOR MY FATHER IN 2004 AND NOW MY MOTHER. BASED ON VERY POSITIVE EXPERIENCE 14 YEARS AGO, I DID NOT CONSIDER USEING ANY OTHER FUNERAL HOME THIS TIME."