Why an Exclusively Jewish Funeral Home
A Focus on Jewish Traditions and Customs
More than 80 years ago, Sam Feldman saw a need in Denver’s Jewish community for an exclusively Jewish mortuary. He realized that Tradition and customs were not only important to the Jewish community, but sacred as well. When Feldman’s opened its doors for business in 1936, the Jewish community had for the first time, somewhere to turn in their times of grief. Today, more than 80 years later, Feldman’s is still the only exclusively Jewish, 4th generation, family owned and operated mortuary in Denver. We are steeped in tradition, we have extensive knowledge of customs and rituals and we are honored that the Jewish community has entrusted us with these most sacred services.
We stand confident that our exclusivity is true and honest considering 99% of our funeral services conducted each year are those adhering to Jewish Tradition. The greatest compliment is a personal referral. So, when a family is referred to us by someone in the Jewish community, it is impossible to tell that family we cannot serve them based on their religious beliefs. In fact, some may even go far as to say that would be discriminatory. We simply are honest with the family that our expertise is in Jewish tradition but have an acclaimed staff experienced and versed in other traditions that can meet their needs.
Feldman Mortuary is Denver’s Jewish Mortuary. We consider ourselves exclusively Jewish because of our predominant focus, greater number of Jewish funeral services, the Tahara and Shomer facilities, a facility that is adorned with Jewish art, artifacts, decorative ironwork and mezzuzot. Trust the experts.
At the same time, we have served those families of non-Jewish observance and of course those with mixed religious observances, and have been told our facility has elegance and comfort and the Jewish feel is understated and appropriate.
We are Denver’s only Jewish mortuary. We are Denver’s only exclusively Jewish mortuary. For over seven decades, our funeral home has been called to predominantly serve our Jewish community while honoring the greater community at large.
Integrity, Compassion and Pride
The staff members at Feldman Mortuary are known throughout the community for their kindness, caring and empathy. Everyday, hundreds of times a year, our staff is called on by families who need us and we are always there, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our entire staff works hard to not only meet our families’ needs but to anticipate them. From the coordination of services to maintaining our building and vehicles, our staff is always striving to be the best they can be and we are proud of them.
A Long-term Commitment
Eighty-one years ago Sam Feldman made a long-term commitment to Denver’s Jewish community and today the fourth generation of the Feldman family, Jim Cohen, brings that same steadfast and unwavering commitment into the 21st century.
Families before Profits
Large corporations answer to shareholders. Multiple branch operations answer to investors. We answer only to you. In our locally-owned company, there is no pressure from the corporate headquarters or investors to increase profits or grow to other communities.
“We understand our business will do well when we serve you well.” -Jim Cohen, President.
Knowledge of Jewish Customs
Feldman Mortuary can offer something that no other mortuary can: 81 years of thorough knowledge and understanding of Jewish customs that have not only been observed and practiced but encompass all segments of the Jewish community.
Service that Exceeds City Limits
Feldman’s is locally owned, not locally limited. As Denver’s longest members of The Jewish Funeral Directors of America and KAVOD, Independent Jewish Funeral Directors Association, we have forged life-long professional and personal relationships with Jewish funeral directors across the country. We can assist your family in the event a death occurs away from home or if final disposition is in another city.
Investment in Community
Just as you do, Feldman Mortuary turns to our community for services and products. Whenever possible, we choose to do business with other Jewish-owned businesses. We also support Jewish charities, schools, and other community efforts by serving on various agency boards and sponsorship of the Jewish Family Service Para-Chaplain Program.
Special Services Exclusively from Feldman’s
Because we are attuned to the needs of the Jewish community, we are the only funeral home that can provide any special services our Jewish families need. From planning ahead to specific Jewish grief care and exclusive Jewish online memorials, you can count on Feldman’s to understand and provide for your needs. We maintain a grief library housing many educational resources for our community. Videotapes, books, readings and many other special services are available regarding our Jewish mourning customs and bereavement topics.
Each family that calls on Feldman Mortuary in their time of grief can count on two things: an understanding and practice of Jewish customs, traditions, rituals and laws that only Feldman Mortuary can provide and the personalized care that we are known for and have been offering for over 80 years.
Consult with us about planning ahead, Jewish tradition, funeral costs, and after-care services. Feldman Mortuary is here to assist you when you are faced with a loved one’s death. Know that the Feldman staff is here for you 24 hours a day, every day of the year, to help you, comfort you and guide you through a most difficult time.
The more you know about Feldman Mortuary, the more you will come to appreciate the difference of an exclusively Jewish funeral home.