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 over three decades of experience in the funeral industry. He is a member of The Jewish Funeral Directors of America as well as KAVOD – The Independent Jewish Funeral Chapels. Michael has served twice as the Chancellor Commander of Sam Harris Renaissance Lodge of the Knights of Pythias. He is a member and former officer of the Brandeis Lodge (Masonic Order) and serves as an active member of numerous fraternal and community organizations. Michael and his family are members of Shelter Rock Jewish Center.
Robert is our senior monument specialist and has been with Sinai Memorials since its inception in 2007. He has a strong background in business, which he combines with his technical knowledge and artistic creativity to make Sinai Memorials a leader in the monument industry. Previously, Robert served in a variety of leadership roles with Sinai Chapels.
Rabbi Michael Strasberg served for 27 years as the Spiritual Leader of the Israel Center of Hillcrest Manor. He provides dynamic and dignified leadership and always encourages people to increase their participation in and commitment to traditional Jewish life, values, and observance. Rabbi Strasberg is a graduate of Columbia University (BA), JTSA (BHL, MA, Ordination), Wurtzweiler School of Social Work (MSW), and also has an Orthodox Semicha. As the Rabbi of a congregation, Rabbi Strasberg dedicated himself to providing quality pastoral care and developed a caring and concerned community. These skills have enabled him to serve the community as our Director of Pastoral Services.
Sy was a graduate of the American Academy of Funeral Service and a funeral professional since 1955. He began his career on the Lower East Side with his father-in-law, Harry Buchbinder, and 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, where he designed a state of the art facility that continues to bring compassionate personal service to the Jewish community. Throughout his career, Sy devoted much of his free time to many Jewish fraternal organizations. He served the community through his memberships in the Pythian Lodges, Odd Fellows and through his local synagogue. We were fortunate to have Sy with us at Sinai Chapels and continue to benefit daily from his experience and wisdom.