Morton, Paul and Michael Weinstein
WEINSTEIN FUNERAL HOME
was founded in 1940 on Albany Avenue in Hartford, Connecticut by
Herman Weinstein, a native of New Haven whose father was associated
with the Chevra Kadisha in New Haven. Herman, a graduate of the
Cincinnati College of Embalming, Cincinnati, OH, was the first Jewish
licensed embalmer and funeral director in the Hartford area.
Prior to this, Jewish funerals were either held from the home, synagogue or directly at the cemetery. The concept of the use of a Jewish funeral home and the innovation of a Jewish funeral service was accepted by the Greater Hartford Jewish Community and grew with the years.
In 1964, Michael P. Weinstein, Herman's son, also a graduate of Cincinnati College of Embalming, joined the family business, and in 1971, Morton L. Weinstein, Paul's son, a Magna Cum Laude graduate of American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service, Inc., New York, NY, also joined the family business.