Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel

The Benjamin Foundation

Benjamin’s Landmark Monuments

Benjamin’s Lifecycle
Financial Services

The Benjamin Institute

Meet the Benjamin family

The first generation... responding to the community’s call
The second generation... building the framework
The third generation... enhancing service
The fourth generation... expanding service
The Benjamin Family Photo Album


Since the need for funeral services inevitably touches everyone’s life, my family and I have had the opportunity to meet many members of the community -- many generations of some families.

People often come up to me at community events and tell me how, when they were grieving, they found it a comfort to deal with the human-scale of a family-run organization.

They also ask me about my family, and why we chose to become funeral directors.  I often think that we didn’t choose our vocation, as much as it chose us!  Certainly, the story of Toronto’s Jewish community, the story of my family and the story of the chapel have evolved together, each aspect shaping the others. My kids asked me to write this section of the website to provide some “historical perspective” – ah, it’s great getting old.