Funeral Planning

We are specialists in celebrating, honoring and preserving the life of a cherished family member and friend.

Jewish Traditions

We provide an array of burial and cremation options to match your individual needs and preferences.


Detailed death notices, and a way to communicate with the families we serve via an e-condolence.

FEMA Launches COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Program

Individuals may apply for reimbursement of covered funeral costs due to a death caused by COVID-19.

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Recent Obituaries

Lenore P. Lesser

September 17, 2021

September 17, 2021 at age 89. Lenore was born on February 8, 1932 in the Bronx and was a graduate...

Joan E. Shulman

September 16, 2021

Passed away surrounded by family on September 16, 2021, at age 93. Predeceased by her husband of 62 years, Dr....

Susan Barbara Chernow

September 13, 2021

September 13, 2021 at age 71. Susan was born in Rochester, New York, and proudly maintained her US citizenship. She...

Grigoriy Novozhenets

September 6, 2021

September 6th, 2021 at age 84 - Grigoriy “Grisha” Novozhenets was born on January 7th, 1937 in Slaviansk, Ukraine.  Like most...


Richard M. Spero

September 6, 2021

September 6, 2021, just shy of his 96th birthday. Predeceased by his parents, Lawrence & Pauline Spero & brothers, Norman...


Sol Ahitow

September 5, 2021

Passed away on September 5, 2021, at the age of 99. Predeceased by his wife, Miriam Ahitow; grandson, Adam Ahitow;...


Irving Krebs

September 5, 2021

September 5, 2021, at age 98. He is predeceased by his loving wife of 63 years, Jocelyn; parents, Fritz &...

Esther "Essie" Germanow

September 4, 2021

Esther “Essie” Germanow Pittsford NY: Born on Valentine’s Day 1922 Essie passed away peacefully at home on September 4, 2021,...

Bruce M. Shapiro

August 28, 2021

August 28, 2021 at age 83. To sum up the life of Bruce \"Murph\" Shapiro, a life-long resident of Rochester,...


David Winterman

August 17, 2021

August 17, 2021 at age 91. Predeceased by his wife, Janice; brothers, Max, Leonard & Isadore. He is survived by...
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Danny was so professional and helpful with our Mother's funeral. Everyone made us feel important. We highly recommend!

- Mark W.

Rochester, NY

Very compassionate and professional. Susan at the front desk, very caring....excellent...thank you from our family at how well we were treated and how lovely the ceremony for our mother.

- Carolyn S

Rochester, NY

Patty Carpenter and Matthew Miller were very helpful, caring and compassionate. Thank you.

- Jackie G.

Rochester, NY


Brighton Memorial Chapel is Rochester's premier venue for a traditional Jewish funeral. Visit our customs page dedicated to answering some of these questions.

Many people choose to arrange their own services in advance. This removes the burden and stress from their family members when the time does come. Learn more about our pre-planning options and our Miller Guarantee here.  

If the deceased has not laid out a plan for their burial, the family usually decides what type of service would best celebrate their loved one. A good place to start is our Services page to better understand your options. Or please Contact us and let us guide you through the process.