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Burial Costs

Burial Fees:
Sheairth Israel does not sell plots at Beth Olam Cemetery.  Rather, burial is a right of membership for full-members of the congregation.  See below for special policies pertaining to non-members who wish to be buried at Beth Olam Cemetery

Although members do not purchase plots,  all burials do incur a grave opening and maintenance fee.  

Current Rates 

 BURIAL

Interment fee                $3,985- payable at time of burial

          Grave Opening portion...............$2,585

          Maintenance Fund portion.........$1,400

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Total Interment fee: $3,985

Sunday Afternoon Surcharge: $160/hour O.T

Legal Holiday Surcharge- In addition to the above fees, an additional fee of $2500.00 (payable at time of burial) is required for burials on legal holidays which include:

 - New Year's Day

- Martin Luther King Jr. Day

- President's Day

- Memorial Day

- Independence Day

- Labor Day

- Veteran's Day

- Thanksgiving

- Christmas Day

 

MONUMENTS

Shearith Israel does not sell monuments. However, monument selection and inscriptions must be approved by the synagogue. Charges for the foundation vary depending on the type and size.

Inscription fee existing stone.......... $155

Concrete Foundations


- Footstone.....................................$615

-Single Headstone...........................$885

-Double Headstone..........................$1,210

-Ledger...........................................$1,210

 

Yew shrubs......................................$620

 

Non Members:

Burial is a right of membership, non-members may not be buried in Shearith Israel’s cemetery unless:  The non-member has an immediate relative buried in Shearith Israel’s cemetery, or by special permission of the Board of Trustees.  In such cases:  A “Special Cemetery Fee” (in addition to the applicable interment fee) will be applied.  The Special Cemetery Fee for non-members is calculated as three times the full individual membership rate at the time of the request (currently for 2016 3 x $2050= $6,150.)   While structured as a special fee – this fee can be thought of as acquiring “retroactive” membership status.

West 11th Street Cemetery

The West Eleventh Street cemetery, the second historic cemetery of Congregation Shearith Israel, was consecrated on February 27, 1805.  

1805
Revolutionary War Torah Scrolls

In 1776, several British soldiers desecrated two of Shearith Israel’s Torah scrolls.

1776