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Cemetery -- Burial Plots
Through an affiliated but separate nonprofit corporation, the Shomrei Emunah Cemetery Association, congregation members in good standing have access to affordably priced burial plots for themselves and members of their immediate families at cemeteries not far from Montclair.
Carol Katzman is president of the Cemetery Association. To inquire about purchasing burial plots or any other questions, members are asked to contact the synagogue office (973) 746-5031.
For visiting hours or for precise directions to the Shomrei Emunah sections within these cemeteries, please contact the cemetery offices at the numbers below.
Cedar Park, Paramus
Shomrei Emunah purchased plots, a 20-minute drive from the synagogue, in 1997 and about 100 graves are available. The price is $795. The Shomrei Emunah section is marked by two small stone obelisks.
Hours & Directions Information: (201) 262-1100
Menorah Cemetery, Clifton
Shomrei Emunah purchased a section here in 1965 and a few single plots are still available. The price is $795. The Shomrei Emunah section, halfway up a hill with a view of the New York skyline, is marked by two granite pillars.
Hours & Directions Information: (973) 777-1920
Grove Street Cemetery, Newark
Shomrei Emunah purchased a section in 1921. There are at least 30 plots still available in what is sometimes called the Newark Jewish Cemetery. The price of a plot is $500. The Shomrei Emunah section is marked by a stone arch with an inscription, “Shomrei Emunah – Keepers of the Faith”.
Hours & Directions Information: (908) 245-7100
If you are interested in preplanning any funeral arrangements or just thinking about it, the Jewish Memorial Chapel (a non-profit, community owned funeral home which Shomrei Emunah is a member) can help you. Click here jewishmemorialchapel.org or call (973) 779-3048 for more information.