Throughout history, many Jewish communities made their first priority the acquisition of land to consecrate for Jewish burial, even before building synagogues or schools. Such is the history of B’nai Abraham. Just as Abraham established the Cemetery of the Patriarchs at the Cave of Machpela, our synagogue’s founders established our cemetery as its first order of business when founding the Congregation in 1892.Our landscaped Memorial Garden offers the Jewish community the opportunity for dignified burial in the spirit of Jewish tradition.
Whether you are faced with pre-need or at-need arrangements, we are here to help you. We know how important it is to comfort each other in times of loss and grief. Those who walk our cemetery grounds recall, with love, those buried there, and recognize that ours is a congregation that provides for its members in joy and in sorrow, in life and in death.
Congregation B’nai Abraham is an affiliate synagogue of the Union for Reform Judaism and follows Reform burial practices. As such, non-Jewish spouses and close relatives are free to select their eternal resting place in the Garden near their Jewish loved ones. You are free to select the mortuary of your choice. However, we recommend that you ask for guidance in selecting a mortuary since some have greater experience and training in Jewish funeral traditions and are better at coordinating arrangements.
It is only natural to avoid discussions of death and dying; that’s understandable. However, leaving the decision- making and expenses to bereaved loved ones during a time of emotional duress can be easily avoided. We are here to help guide you to act lovingly by selecting and reserving individual burial sites ahead of time, thereby eliminating this stressful at-need decision for your closest family and friends.
Let us know how we can be in service to you and your family. It is our honor.