Why You Should Join?

Do any of these 15 issues sound familiar to you or your family?

  • 1 A society that has refused your application for membership because of your age or state of health.
  • 2 A neighborhood organization or group that continue to charge high, yearly dues even though you have moved and only need cemetery grounds and burial benefits.
  • 3 A society that has dissolved and left you and your family without economical funeral protection
  • 4 A group without leadership and staff when there is a question, or worse, to assist at a time of need.
  • 5 A group that no longer has graves available where you want them and then restricts you and your family from the cemetery of your choice.
  • 6 A society that can only give your family a very small cash allowance.
  • 7 Community leaders and advocates that promote and encourage high-priced funerals without any regard for your family's ability to pay.
  • 8 No one gives you information about the actual funeral prices while advising you to use a particular funeral home and only after completing all the plans and asked to sign a contract you finally realize what it will cost.
  • 9 You have nothing other than a grave reserved leaving you with no protection against spending more than you should or more than your family can afford for the rest of the funeral expenses.
  • 10 You are led to believe that a friend or a relative who may have arranged a few funerals in the past is an expert able to advise or make decisions for you.
  • 11 You were promised a grave and have no papers to prove you’re really entitled to its use or where it is specifically located.
  • 12 You were given a letter or an official-looking document for rights or ownership of a grave from a group or anyone other than a cemetery and have no verification or proof of its validity.
  • 13 You know that neither you nor your family has any idea what to expect when a funeral must be arranged.
  • 14 You fear discussing or even thinking about funeral arrangements for yourself or members of your family.
  • 15 You don’t know of a professional consumer advocacy organization that effectively assists many hundreds of families to arrange a funeral each year, helping them with patience and compassion.
The only solution to these problems and many more when it comes to your protection and peace of mind is to join the
United Hebrew Community of New York.