about us


We offer a wide range of services to meet each family’s needs and customs. We are located moments away, practically walking distance, from New Montefiore, Wellwood, and Beth Moses and about a two-minute drive to Mt Ararat. Our prices are lower than most, but not all. We invite comparison and trust that our true value becomes evident after meeting with us. Depending upon the services you require, you can expect us to be anywhere from $500 to $3,000 less than our nearest competitors.


Kevin Gray

Kevin has been in the funeral industry for over thirty years starting out as a stock boy for his father’s small funeral home supply company. He eventually founded a casket company that became the largest provider of Orthodox wooden caskets in the country. As the funeral industry became impacted by takeovers and buyouts, he sold his casket wholesaling company and seized upon an opportunity to sell caskets directly to the general public through retail casket stores and over the internet. Through this endeavor, Kevin got a feel for assisting families in their time of need and decided to become a funeral director, where he could be a comfort to families throughout the entire funeral process. He enrolled in Mortuary Science School, earned his degree two years later and received his funeral directors license in 2004.

Andrew Novak

Andrew has been in the funeral industry for over twenty years. He opened the B’nai Sholom Funeral Home in Island Park and built a strong following of satisfied families. He and Kevin elected to join forces and build a funeral home adjacent to the major cemeteries on Long Island. And thus, Star of David Memorial Chapels was born. The privilege of assisting families in a most difficult time is a sacred trust and a higher calling. The loss of a loved one can be devastating. We make a difference by offering compassionate, thoughtful, and attentive service to those in need. Nothing can eliminate the pain from the loss of a loved one. We aim to ensure that a family’s wishes are fulfilled and a difficult day goes as smoothly as possible.


Star of David Chapels understands the importance of providing pricing information that is easily understandable. With so much regulation in the funeral industry, we are required to attribute prices for every aspect of service we perform. This information is available on our published General Price List, However, because there are so many items listed, trying to ascertain from this list the bottom-line cost of planning a funeral is extremely difficult. The price for each specific service we offer is less important than the bottom line price you will be paying. When comparing prices among funeral homes, please be mindful of the bottom line and, always feel free to call us with any questions or concerns.