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Sy was a graduate of the American Academy of Funeral Service and had been a funeral professional since 1955. From his early years on the Lower East Side, with his father-in-law Harry Buchbinder, Sy devoted his life to serving the Jewish Community in their time of need. The family tradition continued as Sy moved Sinai Chapels to Fresh Meadows, Queens in 1981, designing a state-of-the-art facility to bring compassionate personal service to a new generation of the Jewish Community. During his early career, Sy devoted much of his free time to many Jewish fraternal service organizations. He served the Community through his memberships in the Pythian Lodges, Odd Fellows, and Synagogue. We were fortunate to have Sy working with us at Sinai Chapels and benefited daily from his experience and wisdom.
Michael majored in Business at the University of Miami, Florida and graduated from the American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service in 1980. Michael has three decades of experience. He is a member of The Jewish Funeral Directors of America and KAVOD — The Independent Jewish Funeral Chapels. Michael has served twice as Chancellor Commander of Sam Harris Renaissance Lodge of the Knights of Pythias and is currently a Board Member of the Queens Jewish Community Council. He is a member and former officer of the Brandeis Lodge (Masonic Order) and serves as an active member of numerous fraternal organizations. Michael is a member of Shelter Rock Jewish Center.
Michael was honored for his community service in 2009 by the Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation as a recipient of a Parker Platinum Professionals award.
Christine has been a devoted funeral service professional since 1992. She graduated Nassau Community College Mortuary Science Program and was Class President and a Phi Theta Kappa. Christine received the John J. Megiell award for academic excellence and was recognized by the International Order of the Golden Rule. Christine enjoys providing educational seminars for Hebrew school, middle school, college students, as well as adults of all ages. She has volunteered her time to help with disaster recovery, veteran services, and fundraising for various organizations. She is a member of the Jewish Funeral Directors of America and KAVOD. Christine is always in pursuit of excellence and considers it a privilege to be a source of guidance, comfort, and strength.
Stephen has been a licensed Funeral Director since 1960. He has over 40 years of service to the Jewish Community. He is a member of the following organizations: Knights of Columbus, Knights of Pythias, Lions Club, Flushing Rotary, Flushing Kiwanis, Brooklyn Elks Club,. Stephen served as Chairman for the Brooklyn Mutual Society and New York Jewelers.
Michael is a 1974 graduate of SUNY Farmingdale's Mortuary Science program. Michael is a dedicated funeral director with over 35 years of funeral service experience. He strives to use his compassionate and caring skills to best serve the families that entrust their loved ones to Sinai Chapels.