MEMBERSHIP PLANS


There are three different membership plans to meet everyone's needs


Regular Membership


Life Membership


Special Membership


How do you know which plan is best for you?


If you are under the age of 60 and you want coverage for yourself with or without your family (spouse and children) you should consider REGULAR MEMBERSHIP.


If a person is over 60 or is unfortunately ill or a resident in a care facility or even confined in a hospital and does not already have ownership rights to a grave, reserved or designated, in their name, then LIFE MEMBERSHIP is the best plan.


If a person is over 60 or is unfortunately ill or a resident in a care facility or even confined in a hospital and already has ownership rights to a grave, reserved or designated in their name, then SPECIAL MEMBERSHIP is the best plan.


The United Hebrew Community of New York is aware that there are unfortunate individuals who are unable to arrange the enrollment on their own. Therefore a family member or a friend can enroll a Life Member or a Special Member. If requested our office will never contact the member or disclose the arrangements being made.


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Regular Membership


All Regular Members are obligated to pay when they enroll one year's annual dues and a one time modest initiation fee based upon dates of birth. Family members covered in a regular membership consist of a husband or the head of a household, a spouse (if married), all the daughters regardless of the ages if they never married, and sons until the age of 18. Singles, widows and divorcees are considered the head of a household. Everyone must be in reasonably good health when you join. Upon reaching 19 sons can become members in their own name for one year without any dues or fees. At 19 they would be obligated to pay one half of the annual dues until their 22nd birthday. This is a plan designed for singles, the younger divorcees, those with growing families as well as the middle aged. The annual dues for the entire family unit protected by the membership is $40.00.


BENEFITS: Every Regular Member in good standing or a member of the family unit is entitled to the following benefits:


A hearse, One car for the family, A plain traditional coffin, A shroud, Chevra Kadisha to perform the Tahara, A grave from a select group of cemeteries (see cemeteries ), United Hebrew Community of New York pays the cemetery $100.00 towards the cost of opening the grave at the time of the funeral. All the membership benefits are of course provided according to the organization's rules and regulations. (See additional membership benefits)


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Life Membership


Life members only pay membership dues one time. The amount of the total dues is based upon dates of birth and the cemetery selected by the member for reservation on the day they join. There are no annual dues or fees for the rest of their life. Life members are enrolled individually and is the ideal plan for the elderly, and for those who are sick or confined in a hospital or any other facility or institution. The benefits are:


A hearse, One car for the family, A plain traditional coffin, A shroud, Chevra Kadisha to perform the Tahara, A grave reserved on the date of the completed membership application with valid documentation of the reservation, (see cemeteries) United Hebrew Community of New York pays the cemetery $55.00 towards the cost of opening the grave at the time of the funeral regardless of the price that the cemetery charges. All the membership benefits are of course provided according to the organization's rules and regulations. (See additional membership benefits)


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Special Membership


Special Members only pay membership dues one time. The amount of the total dues is based upon dates of birth. There are no annual dues or fees for the rest of their life. Special members are enrolled individually and is the ideal plan for those who already own or have rights to a grave. The benefits are:


A hearse, One car for the family, A plain traditional coffin, A shroud, Chevra Kadisha to perform the Tahara. All the membership benefits are of course provided according to the organization's rules and regulations. (See additional membership benefits)


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REMEMBER THAT MEMBER FAMILIES HAVE BEEN KNOWN TO SAVE THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS AT THE TIME OF A FUNERAL


CALL US FIRST


With ALL the Membership Plans our members are strongly advised to use an official participating funeral director. These directors, at their chapels, will provide the benefits to our families without additional charges for these benefit items (coffin, shroud etc.) Other funeral directors are known to add extra charges to their bill for the benefits. Also, since the United Hebrew Community of New York does not pay the entire cost of the funeral, many of the participating chapels also reduce their basic price for their professional services and the use of the chapel. Therefore, it is important to call us FIRST at the time of a death to obtain the names of participating chapels. Should a family choose to engage a funeral director who does not participate with our organization, the United Hebrew Community of New York will pay the family’s funeral director the very same amount that it pays to its participating directors. In almost all cases this will not cover the full cost of the items charged to the family by their own funeral director.


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Chapels


All participating funeral directors are owners of their own chapels. They may also have a working arrangement with other chapels which allows them to be used by a family for a funeral service. However, the UNITED HEBREW COMMUNITY OF NEW YORK can not promise nor do we guarantee that participating funeral directors can offer entrance to every chapel facility in or around New York City. Therefore, to avoid confusion and the possibility of great financial loss it is important to immediately contact the UNITED HEBREW COMMUNITY OF NEW YORK . Our office will provide information regarding chapel locations before a family calls or contracts for an “At Need” or Pre Need” funeral.



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