Jewish funerals, burial services, and rituals
From the moment when Herman Wien and his brother seized an unlikely opportunity to turn their ice delivery business into funerary service — thanks to NYC initiatives to curb a particularly nasty public health crisis — generations of Wiens have made funerals their business.
A legacy business is a tremendous responsibility. It’s not just work, it is a sacred trust passed down through generations. It is something that must be protected, nurtured, and grown.
It hasn’t always been easy to pass down a thriving enterprise. Like any owner-operated industry in the last half of the 20th century America, Wien & Son has had their share of troubled times. Corporate buyouts, joint ventures, and shrinking market share have taken their toll.
But despite the odds, our deep roots in the Jewish community, a mulit-million name Rolodex, and unshakable customer loyalty in New York and New Jersey have made it possible for us to thrive.
Today, lead funeral director Barry Wien heads up the family business, bringing with him a vast network of trade partners and service providers that extend the reach of Wien funeral directors way beyond that of most funeral directors in NYC.
“I am the third-generation, the son and grandson of Jewish funeral directors in New York and New Jersey. Arranging funerals and helping families in times of need runs in our DNA.” – Barry Wien
Barry is known throughout New York and New Jersey as THE Jewish funeral director — and there are good reasons for that. His unwavering pledge to ease the transition from this world to the next and his respect for jewish burial customs make him more than a valued funeral planner… it makes him a treasured friend. Jewish families with roots in Long Island and New York City know they only have one number to call and Barry and our staff members will take care of everything.
(And speaking of staff, we have the best team in the world. You’ll never meet a more committed and compassionate group of professionals.)
With retirement on the horizon, senior partner Barry Wien and his son Charlie Wien have started doing some serious thinking about how to take the family business to the next level.
It’s all about modernizing the how and the what of funeral services and being completely transparent about the process and pricing.
Together, they are collaborating on easy-to-use technology and human-centered resources to make it easier than ever to make funeral arrangements long before you’ll.