375 Aberdeen Ave., Hamilton, ON L8P 2R7 | 905-522-1351 | office@bethjacobsynagogue.ca

Funeral Arrangements

Funeral Arrangements

When Death Occurs: Immediate Steps

Call Rabbi Hillel
If you are with a loved-one during or after their final moments, call Rabbi Hillel Lavery-Yisraeli for immediate assistance at 905-966-0960. Rabbi Hillel can guide you through all the necessary next steps.

Call United Hebrew Memorial Chapel
Call Dan Levy of the United Hebrew Memorial Chapel at 905-815-3262 to arrange for proper care of the deceased. If a death occurs in a hospital, their staff can make this call for you. 
Set time and place of the funeral with the United Hebrew Memorial Chapel. The funeral is usually held at 28 Ewen Road or at graveside.

Prepare the obituary 
Rabbi Hillel can assist you with the wording. Items to consider including are: age, place of birth, cause of death, occupation, college degrees, memberships in organizations, military service or noteworthy achievements. List survivors in the immediate family. Give the time and place of the funeral. Suggest where memorial contributions may be made.

Choose the pallbearers
Six people who can carry the casket are needed. It is customary not to appoint immediate family members as pallbearers. You may choose up to an additional four people to serve as honorary pallbearers. It is also customary to arrange for one person to act as a shomer, who would accompany the deceased from the funeral home to the cemetery. 

Beth Jacob Cemetery

Beth Jacob Synagogue has two cemeteries, the original cemetery at 1250 Snake Road Burlington, and the Stanley Sobel Cemetery, located at 1400 Snake Road, just beyond the old Beth Jacob Cemetery.

Burial rights are extended to members in good standing. Click here to download a copy of our Cemetery Policies & Procedures.

Please contact Rabbi Hillel Lavery-Yisraeli, 905-522-1351, ext 12 or email r.hillel@bethjacobsynagogue.ca if you require any further information.

Cemetery Hours

Sunday through Thursday: 8am to 8pm
Friday: 8am to 4pm
Saturday: Closed

Sunday through Thursday: 8am to 6pm
Friday: 8am to 3pm
Saturday: Closed

Closed all holidays

Directions to the Beth Jacob Cemetery

1250 Snake Road Burlington ON L7P 5A7

From Hamilton 

Highway 403 East to Highway 6 North towards Guelph;
Take the York Road exit toward Plains Road.
Turn right onto Old York Rd
Take the 1st left onto Plains Rd W (signs for Plains Road/Burlington)
Turn left onto Hillsdale Ave. Take the 1st right onto Snake Rd.

Or take Dundurn St. to York Blvd. Turn left at light onto York Blvd.
Follow York Blvd. over the bridge to Plains Rd. W.
Turn left at light. Follow Plains Rd W. over the 403 and
turn right on Hillsdale Rd. You will go under the 403. Cemetery is the first right.

From Toronto

Take 403 West to Hamilton
Exit 403 at Highway 6 North towards Guelph [exit 74]
At 1st light on route 6 turn right onto York Rd and at the end of the ramp turn right following the signs to Plains Rd.
Opposite the City View Motel turn left onto Hillsdale Rd. You will go under the 403.
Cemetery is the first right. Park in the parking lot on your left,
OR drive over the bridge, turn right into the cemetery area and park under the trees.

Directions to Stanley Sobol Cemetery [new cemetery]

1400 Snake Road Burlington ON L7P 5A7
For Stanley Sobol Cemetery turn left at Hillsdale. Go 400-500 metres. The road takes a sharp left.
Cemetery is on the left of the corner.

PLEASE NOTE: we have been told that the GPS is not entirely accurate and it takes you to 1400 Snake Road (Stanley Sobol) whether you put in 1250 or 1400 Snake Road.