Jewish Family Service of Greater Dallas – Indigent Burial Program

Jewish Family Service’s Indigent Burial Program ensures that indigent members of the Dallas area Jewish community will be able to have a Jewish funeral. The term “indigent” refers to individuals with no income or extremely low income. 

Phone: 972-437-9950 (24-hour)


Cost: reduced cost

Locations served: Collin County, TX, Dallas County, TX, Denton County, TX, Ellis County, TX, Hood County, TX, Hunt County, TX, Johnson County, TX, Kaufman County, TX, Parker County, TX, Rockwall County, TX, Somervell County, TX, Tarrant County, TX and Wise County, TX.

Address: 5402 Arapaho Road Dallas TX, 75248


Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday – 8:30 am – 8 pm
Thursday – 8:30 am – 6 pm
Friday – 8:30 am – 5 pm
Saturday and Sunday – Closed

Service Offered:

  • Indigent Burial Program
    • The program utilizes Sparkman-Hillcrest Funeral home (with special fee arrangements) and three cemeteries: Temple Emanu-El, Congregation Shearith Israel, and Tiferet Israel. Jewish Family Service monitors a rotation between the three cemeteries. The Indigent Burial Fund is maintained and administered by The Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas.
    • When a request for the Indigent Burial Program arises, the family or responsible individual should contact the Coordinator of Services for the Elderly. She will see the family either later that day or first thing the following morning. This appointment is necessary to determine whether the deceased individual or family qualifies as “indigent,” since the deceased’s spouse, children, siblings, and/or parents are expected to pay for a funeral, if possible.

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