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Funeral Arrangements and Policies

If you need to make funeral arrangements you may call or text Rev. Zachary Edinger at anytime day or night: 917-584-3787.

 

Only graveside burials are being performed at this time.  Masks and social distancing as well as other procedures are required at our cemetery in order to protect attendees and cemetery employees.  

 

Shib`ah is being observed without indoor visitation.  Wherever possible, outdoor visiting hours, or video and teleconferencing is encouraged to provide comfort for the mourners.  

 

For specific questions about any of our policies or customs you may email zedinger@shearithisrael.org; for emergencies please call or text the number above.

 

 

** If someone passes away on Yom Tobin order to prevent any unseemly delay or disrespect for the deceased it is permitted to call a funeral home and the sexton on Yom Tob.  Burial arrangements are not made on Shabbat.

 

The policies listed above are temporary and subject to change at any time.

Beth Olam Cemetery

Beth Olam Cemetery in Ridgewood, Queens has provided for the burials of our congregation since 1851 and will continue to do so for many years to come.

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West 11th Street Cemetery

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

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