If you don’t know that much about planning final services, but you want to honor your loved one with the Jewish traditions and customs that they had held near and dear, Mount Sinai Memorial Chapels, an East Brunswick, NJ Jewish funeral home can assist with those details. Not only do you want your family’s care to be respectful and appropriate for your beliefs if you are going to have a traditional burial, but you also want the cemetery you choose to be appropriate. Burial grounds should be sacred places; what makes some cemeteries appropriate for a Jewish burial while others are not?
It is important for the cemetery you choose adheres to Halachic (Jewish) rules. There are complex rituals that apply to any burial in order for it to be acceptable. There are practical requirements, for example, such as graves have to be at least 40 inches deep. The “Arun”, or casket must be constructed with all wood and no metal. Cemeteries that are acceptable to the Jewish faith have to be maintained, in accordance with Jewish law.
If you want to ensure your loved one is buried in an appropriate cemetery, one option to select an established and well run Jewish cemetery. However, that is not absolute. There are other non-sectarian cemeteries that offer exclusively Jewish sections. Consider their details further to ensure they adhere to Jewish customs.
If you have some idea of what you are looking for, you can find the cemetery yourself and buy a plot for you’re your family. If you haven’t dealt with cemeteries and Jewish traditions before, or if you want to be absolutely certain, consult with experienced directors here at Mount Sinai Memorial Chapels. We deal with cemeteries on a daily basis and our directors know the local area well. We can recommend options that are suitable for you and you can choose from there based on convenience, location, or any other factors.
You want your loved one to be honored appropriately and if their Jewish faith was important to them in life, it should be important to you once they pass on. Doing things in the proper manner can be a big comfort to your family and it can give you peace of mind that you are doing just what they would have wanted.
Whether you want advice on cemeteries, or need help setting up a final service of any kind, Mount Sinai Memorial Chapels, a Jewish funeral home in East Brunswick, NJ is here to help. We’re located at 454 Cranbury Rd, East Brunswick, NJ 08816 . Give us a call with any questions or to set up a time to tell us about your loved one and what they need for their final services. You can reach us at (732) 390-9199. Be assured our staff will honor your loved one with all of the appropriate Jewish traditions to give them nothing but the respect they deserve.