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


Morris Karin

June 10, 2021

Passed away at age 99 on June 10, 2021 and will be buried next to his beloved wife of 55...


Abraham Rubin

May 26, 2021

February 26, 1923 – May 26, 2021. Abraham died peacefully in the arms of loving family just months after brushing...

Kenneth M. Baron

May 23, 2021

On Sunday, May 23, 2021 we lost our “Sweet Kenny”. He just celebrated his 78th birthday with family & friends....

Yefim Kiperman

May 21, 2021

Yefim T. \"Fima\" Kiperman Passed away on May 21, 2021 at the age of 82. He is survived by his...

Susan P. Messing

May 10, 2021

Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend, passed away May 10, 2021 after a courageous battle with cancer. Susan is...

Marlene G. Elkin

April 28, 2021

April 28, 2021 at age 84. Predeceased by her parents, Edward & Ruth Gerstel; and brother, Alan Gerstel. She is...

Betty J. Tishkoff

April 28, 2021

Betty J. Tishkoff Brighton - April 28, 2021 at age 89. Predeceased by husband, Jack Tishkoff & brother, Arthur Rogan....

Emily Joy Bobry

April 24, 2021

On April 25, 2021, Emily Joy Bobry, passed away at the age of 38 after an acute illness. She earned...


Judd Wexler

April 23, 2021

JUDD WEXLER April 23, 2021, at age 99. Predeceased by his wife, Sydelle; and brother, Marvin Wexler. He is survived...

Evelyn R. Ofsowitz

April 23, 2021

April 23, 2021 at age 98. Predeceased by parents, Sam and Ida Norry; brother, Victor; husband, Henry; daughter, Eileen, daughter-in-law,...
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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.