A high percentage of Jewish people are shopping for caskets online. Normally independent funeral homes charge $3500 to $4000 for the funeral and maybe $4000 to $4500 in the NY/NJ area. An exception to this is the Jewish funeral homes. In order to cut back on the online casket orders, they typically will charge $6000 or $7000 on the funeral and less on the casket. This means you have to be more aggressive in shopping for funeral home prices.