Why Choose Us? | Shomrei Neshama of Greater Washington, P.A. | Rockville, MD 20852

1091-B Rockville Pike | RockvilleMD 20852 | 301-296-6835

Why Choose Us?

Choose us because our funeral home is Orthodox and we understand your needs. As an Orthodox funeral home, we don’t offer cremation or embalming so you will never find it on our General Price List and our staff will never initiate discussions about it. Taharah and Tachrichim are the standard and used 100% of the time. Our Orthodox package includes all the services and merchandise needed, simplifying your funeral arrangement process. Our staff members are known throughout the community for their kindness, caring and empathy. Every day our staff is called on by families who need us and we are always there to help. Our entire staff works hard to not only meet our families’ needs but to anticipate them and exceed them. 


Ed Sagel and Al Bloomfield have over 50 years of combined experience serving the Orthodox Jewish community. They have assisted countless families with same day burials and burials in Israel. As members of the Jewish Funeral Directors of America, they have numerous Jewish colleagues in North America that they closely work with to bring your loved one back into our local care.

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.” Albert Bloomfield, Managing Partner.

Knowledge of Jewish Customs

With Shomer Shabbat staff from the Orthodox community and experienced Jewish owner we are all extremely knowledgeable about Jewish funeral practices.  See our “Customs” heading above to learn more about all aspects of Jewish funeral practices.

Service That Exceeds City Limits

Shomrei Neshama of Greater Washington is locally owned, not locally limited. As 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.  Our staff will coordinate all the details with a burial in New York or New Jersey.

Investment in Community

Just as you do, Shomrei Neshama of Greater Washington 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.

Specialized Services Exclusively from  Shomrei Neshama of Greater Washington

GUARDIAN CARE - Shomrei Neshama of Greater Washington, P.A. and the departed coming into our care are religiously supervised by Larry Shor and Steven Fantl who are both Shomer Shabbat and active members of the Orthodox community.

Personalized Care

Each family that calls on us in their time of grief can count on two things: an understanding and practice of Jewish customs, traditions, rituals and laws that only we can provide and the personalized care that we are known for.

Consult with us about planning ahead, Jewish tradition, funeral costs, and after-care services. Shomrei Neshama of Greater Washington is here to assist you when you are faced with a loved one’s death. Know that our staff is here to comfort and guide you through a most difficult time.

The more you know about Shomrei Neshama of Greater Washington, the more you will come to appreciate the difference of an Orthodox Jewish funeral home.

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