In The Case of A Death

You can contact the funeral home in the KW area that works with Jewish families:

Westmount Funeral Chapel
1001 Ottawa St S, Kitchener ON N2E2X5
(519) 743-8900

Jennifer Foucault, who now works with Westmount, worked with Benjamin’s Funeral Home in Toronto for a number of years and is well-versed in Jewish rituals. If rituals like tahara are required she will make those arrangements with a Jewish funeral home in the GTA.

Parkview Cemetery has a Jewish section where those connected with Temple Shalom and who want to be buried in KW will be able to get a plot.
Parkview Cemetery
335 University Ave, Waterloo, ON N2J 4A8
Phone: (519) 725-9280

If you are going to be buried in the Toronto area and want to go exclusively through a Jewish funeral home then there are two options:

Benjamin’s Park Memorial Chapel
2401 Steeles Ave W, North York, ON M3J 2P1
Phone: (416) 663-9060


Steeles Memorial Chapel
350 Steeles Ave W, Thornhill, ON L4J 6X6
Phone: (905) 881-6003

Both Steeles and Benjamin’s have rabbis on call who will officiate. As of June 2023, the rabbi’s fees are $750. for a graveside funeral, and $900. for a chapel service followed by the burial. These fees do not cover any shiva services.

Temple Shalom lay leaders are able to conduct shiva services if required. Please contact Michael Lopez at Temple Shalom is also able to provide you with the prayer books for the shiva services.

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