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Welcome to the J.L. Apter Memorial Chapels.Our philosophy was to create non-profit Jewish funeral homes with greatly reduced pricing,dignity and superior service in the Apter family tradition (as our great grandfather did when he founded Philip Apter and Son in 1902). Our family has served the  Jewish community  for  110 years.

 Our mission is to serve and financially assist the Jewish communities of Essex, Morris, Somerset, Sussex, Union and Warren counties by lowering the cost and maintaining the dignity of the funeral, while donating to the Jewish community and working with all families to best provide them an affordable and memorable service.From every full service funeral that J.L. Apter Memorial Chapels conducts, we donate up to $500* to either the family's synagogue or a Jewish service organization in our community.
The locations of J.L. Apter Memorial Chapels permit us to serve those counties centrally, with ease of access to all airports, hospitals and synagogues.Our pricing structure allows us to offer funerals from $4695* (BUT WE WILL ALWAYS HONOR ANY OTHER CHAPEL'S CHARGES) including up to a $500* donation as previously described.We are family managed and operated and answer only to our client families, unlike other corporate and independent chapels with shareholders,partners or layers of mangement to pay, which increase the funeral costs.

To aide in the logistical issues of arranging funerals, J.L. Apter Memorial Chapels offer and encourage at-need and pre-need arrangement conferences in the family home. This allows all family members, especially those unable to easily travel, to partake in the funeral arrangements without the feeling of any sales pressure.

We offer estate settlement/investment re-registration,elder care planning, elder care advocates and grief counseling referrals,as well as valet parking services for  funerals and houses of shiva.

We proudly announce the opening of our newest location in Somerville, located at 10 West End Avenue. We are the ONLY JEWISH funeral home in Somerset County AND Sussex County, as well as the closest to Warren and Hunterdon Counties. 

Please note that if you or someone you know has a pre-arranged funeral with another chapel,  call us for a complimentary review. We may be able to offer the same service at a reduced cost and, perhaps, refund the difference to you. Even at time of death, a pre-arranged funeral can be transferred and a cost savings may occur.


24 hour availability at (877)278-3765 or:

Cedar Grove chapel (973)239-4200
Dover chapel  (973)366-1700
Maplewood chapel  (973)376-2600
Newton chapel  (973)383-3333
Somerville chapel (908)575-1800

Livingston area  (973)422-1313
Florida  (561)742-4500
Florida/Nationwide  (877)278-3765
Monument Department  (973)940-1300

*(organizational pricing plan/graveside..casket,vault & cash disbursements additional..donations may vary by family arrangement..request our written donation policy..see general price list effective 7/5/11)

Jason L. Apter
Manager, NJ Funeral Director Lic. No. 3650

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Making the many decisions which come at a time of loss is difficult. With our online Arrangements, you can select the arrangements which are best for your preferences and budget.

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(877)278-3765..Now also located in Somerville
(877)278-3765..Now also located in Somerville

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