Our Story

Beth Israel Memorial Chapel has proudly served the Jewish community since 1982, having started out with one funeral director and a staff of five. Today we employ seven full-time licensed directors and a support staff of more than 35 people, including 19 licensed pre-need counselors. Our expert staff have a combined 280 years of experience in the Jewish funeral services profession.

Over the past 35 years, we have served more than 24,000 families at their time of need, and helped more than 36,000 others make their pre-arrangements. Beth Israel offers such a high level of compassion and service that the families who call on us don’t feel as if they are being treated like just another number. We are also the preferred choice of the area’s most notable and esteemed rabbis, many of whom have entrusted us with their own pre-arrangements.

Beth Israel has built its reputation on quality, sincerity and trust, and we pride ourselves on simplifying the funeral and burial process so that families can make all their arrangements at one convenient location. We help you create a uniquely personal service that is more than just a funeral, cremation or burial arrangement — it is a service that celebrates a life well lived.

Meet Our People

Beth Israel GM Darren Shapiro

Darren Shapiro

General Manager

Darren brings over 24 years of experience in the funeral services profession to his role as manager of day-to-day operations at Beth Israel.

Edward Rusnak

Funeral Home Manager

Ed Rusnak brings over 40 years of funeral experience to his role of Funeral Home Manager of Beth Israel Memorial Chapels.

Kenneth Kay

Funeral Home Manager

Kenneth Kay is the Funeral Home Manager of Beth Israel Memorial Chapel’s Boynton chapel and has been involved with funeral service since 1968.

Gina Woods

Location Manager

As Office manager Gina manages the administrative staff at both Beth Israel Locations overseeing all bookkeeping and administrative functions.

Our Reviews

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“We spent several hours at Beth Israel Memorial Chapel getting our pre-need services taken care of. We would especially like to thank our pre-need counselor. He answered all our questions, took the time to explain every option we had, and assisted us in making some very, very important decisions. He was kind, extremely sensitive, patient and we left knowing he cared about us and about the service he provides. His valuable help gives us piece of mind for the future.”
— Judi H.
Gary, thank you so much for your kind attention in handling all the arrangements for my father's funeral. Everything went perfectly and was done with elegance and grace. I was so grateful that my parents had pre-arranged all the necessary details and that you readily accomplished any and all tweaks we had. You removed a lot of anguish from us and I compliment you highly on your entire handling of all the details. It couldn't have been smoother. With gratitude and best regards,
-The Wests
“My family couldn't have asked for a more empathetic, informative, patient experience in our most difficult time. These people are totally professional and organized as well as caring and respectful. We were so grateful for their guidance and love.”
— Cheri C.
“We recently held my mother’s funeral at this chapel. The facility is comfortable and very clean. Each person with whom we dealt was very professional while exhibiting kindness and compassion. They run a finely tuned operation, which minimized our stress during a difficult time. I can't say enough good things about them.”
— Leslie H.

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Our Affiliates

Eternal Light Memorial Gardens

Palm Beach Memorial Gardens

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